When we had our look at the Maserati GranCabrio, a canvas convertible topped GT set to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show., we concluded that the Italian tourer was very much like a supermodel. What could be better than a supermodel? Well, a topless supermodel...and that is what we'll get in the
Although it's not the first Maserati to drop its top, the Maserati GranCabrio will be the first four-seater convertible in Maserati history and joins the Quattroporte and GranTurismo as the third vehicle in Maserati's current product line-up.
The GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 producing 433 horsepower, so it's has more displacement and power than the 4.2-liter, 403 horsepower GranTurismo tested last year. The GranCabrio seems to combine the GranTurismo's coupe profile and the Quattroporte's four-seater proportions, with a canvas power-retractable soft top. Its extended proportions also gives the GranCabrio the longest wheelbase of any convertible on the market. If it truly is longer than the, this will be a huge vehicle.
Following its debut in Frankfurt, Maserati will begin to market the GranCabrio starting next winter. The luxury cabriolet should hit dealerships as early as spring 2010.