Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show

Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show

After the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, where Maserati unveiled its drop-top version of the GranTurismo coupe, the 2011 Geneva Motor Show finds the Italians preparing to expand the range of the GranCabrio by presenting a sportier version, which provides an improved chassis, a more optimized gearshift response as well as more horse power. The GranCabrio features a maximum speed of 285 km/h or 177 mph. With an increase of 10HP and 20 Nm over the standard GranCabrio, the convertible appears to be motivated by a more powerful and fuel-efficient version of the firm's all-alloy 4.7-litre naturally-aspirated V8 delivering 450HP and 510 Nm. According to the company, the engine received the "Maserati's Friction Reduction Program" which reduces the fuel consumption by 6%, without releasing any more details. The engine is connected to an upgraded ZF six-speed automatic transmission which promises faster shift times due to the MC Auto Shift software from the Quattroporte Sport GT S. Even more, the engineers made significant modifications to the car's Skyhook active-suspension system and attached grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs. The exterior shows some mild tweaks which include smoked headlamps with white sidemarks, black grille, redesigned side skirts as well as new front corner splitters. Its sales are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2011.


Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show image Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show image
Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show image Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show image
Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show image Maserati's Go-Faster GrandCabrio Sport is previewed for Geneva Motor Show image