Novitec Tridente, renowned Italian vehicle tuner, has announced a powerful new upgrade package for the Maserati GranCabrio MC. The kit enhances the already-exotic styling, as well as engine performance and handling.
Under the bonnet, the naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V8 engine is fitted with a supercharger unit running 0.4 bar of pressure (5.8psi). It comes with a water-to-air intercooler and a special intake manifold with higher flowing injectors.
The tune also includes a recalibrated engine computer and a barking exhaust system with 105mm tailpipes. The mods boost overall power by around 137kW, leaving a final output of 475kW and 624Nm.
As you would expect, performance on the road has been increased significantly. Accelerating from 0-100km/h takes just 3.9 seconds, while 0-200km/h requires only 11.4 seconds. The top speed is out beyond the dizzying rates of 300km/h.
Boosting the engine is one thing, but making sure the rest of the car can keep up is very important too. To make sure of this, Novitec offers a sports suspension system with adjustable damper settings, as well as a ride height adjustment of 40mm via the push of a button.
To give the Maserati a more attractive look, or rather, to amplify the GranCabrio’s gorgeous styling, Novitec has come up with some custom cosmetic tweaks, including a new bonnet which comes with its own vents and an air intake for the supercharger.
A set of staggered size Novitec NM4 forged alloy wheels complete the look. They measure 21 x 9.0 inches on the front and 22 x 12 inches on the rear. According to Novitec, the wheels save weight and unsprung mass, weighing in at 9.9kg for the front items and 13.5kg for the rear.
The supercharger package is priced from €23,900 (approximately AU$34,273).