Maserati GranCabrio Sport now available in Australia

January 17, 2012

Maserati has announced the new Maserati GranCabrio Sport; the fastest, most powerful convertible Maserati on sale. The stunning drop-top is available now from $338,000.

The Maserati GranCabrio Sport is a step up from the base model GranCabrio. It features various performance-oriented highlights such as restyled front and rear bumper bars, and various aerodynamics improvements.

Under the bonnet, there’s a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 331kW of power and 510Nm of torque – it’s essentially the same engine as seen in the GranTurismo MC Stradale.

Maserati says it’s able to propel the convertible from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 285km/h. Acceleration is made more monumental thanks to Maserati’s MC Auto Shift sports automatic transmission.

With a convertible, there’s obviously a certain amount of interest in the roof. With the Maserati GranCabrio Sport, it’s a soft-top design featuring five cross bars and three layers to protect it from flapping or ballooning at speed. At one touch of a button, it’s able to fold down in 20 seconds, at speeds below 30km/h.

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Other highlights, apart from the entire gob-smacking package of course, includes high performance brakes, active ‘Skyhook’ sports suspension, and an exquisite luxury leather interior. Molto bello!

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.