The Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport will offer improved vehicle dynamics, more horsepower, a more responsive and efficient engine and optimized gearshift response. It uses a more powerful and fuel-efficient version of Maserati’s all-alloy 4.7-liter V8, coupled with the ZF six-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 450 horsepower and has 376 lb/ft at the peak of its rich, thick torque curve. Top speed is rated at 177 mph.
Visually, the GranTurismo Convertible Sport is characterized by a more-pronounced and dynamic silhouette, which begins at the vehicle’s distinctive nose with a black grill and a Trident with red accents. The headlights now have a black look, while front corner splitters and redesigned side skirts are both body colored. The GranTurismo Convertible Sport also debuts a new body color for Maserati: Rosso Trionfale inspired by the red Italian national colors used on 1950s racing Maseratis –such as the 250F in which Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth F1 World Title in 1957.
Maserati’s latest invention will arrive in North America beginning August 2011.