The Maserati GranCabrio is the first full four-seat convertible
model in Maserati's long history. The Grancabrio completes Maseratis
product lineup that now consists of three different models,
GranTurismo, and GranCabrio.
The GranCabrio continues the Maserati tradition of open-top
cars such as the 1950 A6G Frua Spyder, 1960 3500GT Vignale Spyder,
1964 Mistral Spyder, 1968 Ghibli Spyder and 2001 Spyder designed
by Giorgetto Giugiaro.
The styling of the GranCabrio was penned by the famous Italian
styling house Pininfarina, and the family resemblance between
the new model and the coupe version, the GranTurismo,
Powering the Maserati GranCabrio is a 4.7 litre V8 borrowed
from the GranTurismo S. This powerplant produces 440 horsepower
and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission sending the
power to the rear wheels.