Meet the Maserati GranCabrio, the four-seat, open-top version of the long-wheelbase GranTurismo. It looks fabulous, at least as good as the hard-top – with the roof down you can see all four headrests and better understand why its wheelbase is so long. A genuine 4 – seater cabriolet sports tourer.
Near-perfect front-to-rear weight distribution – with a marginal rearward bias – has always been a Maserati hallmark. This is achieved with the GranCabrio models, in customary style, by locating the V8 just behind the front axle. Out on the open road – or on the race track – this delivers a world of benefits. They include naturally balanced handling, optimum grip, great steering feedback and precise directional stability. A double wishbone suspension set-up, hydraulic steering – rather than a less engaging electro-mechanical system – Brembo brakes and a sophisticated mechanical limited slip differential also contribute in these vital areas. The GranCabrio offers Skyhook damping, which constantly adapts its settings to suit the road conditions. Normal is a day-to-day configuration that still, nonetheless, maintains the essential dynamic involvement you would expect of a Maserati. Sport, meanwhile, provides a far more direct and firmly set up driving experience.
Our stunning 2013 example is finished in Grigio Granito metallic with Avorio Hide throughout. It has been generously specified with the following equipment: Bose Surround sound system, Dark Titanium Brake Calipers, Piano Black wood trim, Comfort pack front seats, I-Pod connectivity, Auto Dim Dip Mirrors, Active shift paddles, Front & Rear parking sensors, 20” Trident Grigio Alloy Wheels, Wind deflector. Current mileage is recorded at 32,800 mls.