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Maserati is the sister company of Ferrari, but while Ferrari is more about speed and performance wrapped up in a luxurious package, Maserati is all about luxury and most of the cars we see coming from the Italian automaker are Grand Tourers. They are fast cars too, but are tamed down in the power stakes in comparison to what Ferrari creates. Some of the cars share the same powerplants, but instead of the iconic prancing horse logo they wear the equally iconic Maserati Trident. The latest car to be released from the Maserati stable is an open-top slice of elegance in the form of the Maserati GranCabrio. This new GranCabrio is a brand-new and equally elegant open-top version of its coupe twin, the award-winning GranTurismo. From the outside, the styling of the new GranCabrio does a great job showing off the same elegance and sophistication of the coupe version, possibly even more so because when the top is retracted that gorgeous interior can be seen properly. The lines are typically Italian, which means it looks fantastic and those in the know will be able to see the homage it pays to one of the most iconic Maseratis ever created, the 3500 GT that was first unveiled at the 1959 Geneva Motor Show. The process of making the GranCabrio wasn’t as simple as chopping the roof off a GranTurismo, a lot more thought had to go into it, and of course, at the same time, some cool new innovations were created and added. The design means the GC still has remarkable thermal and acoustic comfort, so even when you’re carving up European mountain passes in winter, you won’t freeze. A new addition that aids in keeping the occupants toasty is an innovative neck warmer that can heat the driver's and passenger’s necks at three different levels of intensity. An optional extra is a new wind stopper, which can be used with two passengers and folded manually. With the top down, it acts to reduce the formation of turbulence inside the passenger compartment and makes it possible to enjoy the best of the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Those old rich customers who wear toupes can now hoof it at 10/10ths without worrying about losing their top rugs. Pretty clever. To make it more personalisable, the soft top will be available with five colour options. It also takes just 14 seconds to retract the roof, and it can be done at up to 50 km/h. 

From the time of the launch, the new Maserati GranCabrio can be had in the popular Trofeo trim level. Inside, the GranCabrio is packed with technology and so there’s one of the best infotainment systems along with driver top-notch assistance services that were integrated to guarantee a good level of entertainment and safety when behind the wheel. There’s an optimal balance between aesthetic approach and unostentatious functionality. The GranCabrio is not a small car, there’s space for four full-sized adults in some comfortable seating that are also deep with high bolsters like race seats - front and back. Powering the new Maserati GranCabrio is the company’s tried and trusted Nettuno motor. The motor features some technology that has trickled down from sister company Ferari’s Formula One exploits, so it’s both compact and powerful. In the GC the twin-turbocharged V6 is tuned to produce a decent 542 hp, which is near as damn to an even 400 kW. Torque figures have yet to be released, but it will likely be in the region of 600 Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels, and it’s enough to give the sizeable open-top cruiser some decent performance, but the actual figures and the weight of the car aren’t known at the time of the initial release of the car. The GranCoupe which will be lighter because it doesn’t need anything to add extra rigidity to the chassis as is the norm for cabriolets is capable of getting to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of an impressive 320 km/h. We’re also waiting for pricing and availability in world markets, but using the GranCoupe as a benchmark again, pricing starts at $175,495 and goes up to $206,495, trim-level dependant. We know that open-top cars usually cost a little more than their hard-top counterparts, so we expect that it pricing for the lowest trim level will hover around the $200,000 mark.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the all-new Maserati GranCabrio, the new open-top sibling to the much-loved GranCoupe. The new cabrio is the complete package of luxury and style and offers seating for four so that more people can experience speed near 300 km/h while listening to that sublime Nettuno powerplant singing the glorious song of it's Italian people: New Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo 2024 | Open-Top Nettuno | FIRST LOOK | Planet Car News

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