Maserati unveiled today the 2011 GranCabrio Sport, its latest masterpiece which will be unveiled next week at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The GranCabrio Sport takes the standard vehicle to a new level of performance and handling. Under the hood we find a 4.7-litre V8, coupled with the ZF six-speed automatic transmission and capable to deliver an impressive 331 kW (450 horsepower) and has 510 Nm of torque.
The car has an impressive top speed of 285 km/h. Maserati’s Friction Reduction Program has made the GranCabrio Sport’s engine more reactive to the driver’s most-nuanced inputs, while reaching a 6% reduction in fuel consumption.
According to the manufacturer, the six-speed transmission is equipped with the super-fast MC Auto Shift software and was developed especially for the GranCabrio Sport from the transmission in the Quattroporte Sport GT S.
The handling was improved thanks to the upgrade and revision of the Skyhook active-suspension system as well as the adoption of the grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs.
Regarding the design, the new car comes with the GranCabrio’s distinctive nose with a black grille and a Trident with red accents, new headlights with a black look and white sidemarks, as well as redesigned body coloured front corner splitters and side skirts.
Moreover, the car will be available with a new body colour called Rosso Trionfale inspired by the red Italian national colours used on 1950s racing Maseratis – in 1957, Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth F1 World Title at the wheel of a red Maserati 250F.