Maserati GranCabrio Convertible in Trofeo Spec


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Maserati has recently introduced the eagerly anticipated GranCabrio, a convertible variant of the stylish GranTurismo coupe set to hit the market later this year.

Launching first in the high-performance Trofeo model, the GranCabrio will eventually be joined by an all-electric Folgore version.

Sharing its foundation with the GranTurismo, the GranCabrio distinguishes itself with an electrically-folding fabric roof designed to enhance the open-top driving experience. The roof is acoustically layered to minimize wind and road noise at higher speeds. Notably, it can be folded away while cruising at speeds of up to 30 km/h, requiring just 14 seconds for the process. The convertible is available in five colors, offering options to match or contrast with the GranCabrio’s paintwork.

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Developed concurrently with the coupe, the GranCabrio’s chassis has been meticulously optimized for the open-top layout from its inception. While there may be some compromise in overall stiffness inherent to convertibles, Maserati employs thicker steel sections in the chassis floor and across the bulkheads to mitigate this effect. Although precise weight figures are pending confirmation, an increase over the coupe’s weight is expected.

The GranCabrio inherits its powertrain and chassis technology from the coupe, featuring a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with pre-combustion technology. Boasting approximately 404kW and 650Nm of torque, the convertible accelerates from 0 to 100km/h  in a mere 3.6 seconds. The power is transmitted through an eight-speed automatic transmission to an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that can de-couple from the front axle.

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While the GranCabrio incorporates its unique suspension setup to accommodate the added weight and reduced rigidity, it retains the fundamental hardware with air-springs and variable dampers. The exterior styling maintains the sleek design and classic proportions typical of Italian grand tourers, with the Trofeo model featuring 20- and 21-inch wheels. Future Modena and Folgore variants will showcase their wheel designs inspired by the closed-roof coupe.

The cabin of the GranCabrio mirrors the coupe’s high-quality finishes and tech. It features a twin touchscreen panel on the dashboard center, with a digital interpretation of the iconic Maserati clock mounted above it. The roof control is seamlessly integrated into the touchscreen. Despite its open-top design, the GranCabrio offers a reasonable 172 liters of boot space.

Further details about the GranCabrio, including the all-electric Folgore version, will be unveiled in the upcoming months.

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Further Reading

Maserati’s GranCabrio Folgore is an electric drop-top with MC12 power

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