2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport
Maserati has officially unveiled the new 2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport at 2011 Geneva Motor Show last March. This model come with completely redesigned exteriors and a more powerful engine.
The new 2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport powered by a modern 4.7 liter V8 engine that has already become a classic, adopts the most recent innovations in the field of engineering to deliver greater power and torque. The engine can deliver maximum 460 horsepower (338 kW) at 7,00 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. Both the hardware and software of the engine have been improved significantly, improving its power by 10 horsepower and torque by 10 Nm, without adversely affecting consumption or emissions.
To support the engine performance, GranCabrio Sport equipped with a six-speed ZF automatic transmission with MC Auto Shift is perfectly capable of handling the exceptional performance of the powerful V8 and derives from the transmission of the GranTurismo Sport. The automatic transmission is connected directly to the rear of the engine and transmits the torque to the same limited-slip differential through a two-piece articulated steel crankshaft. The Maserati GranCabrio Sport with MC Auto Shift transmission will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 5.0 seconds and reach top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph).
For body design, the GranCabrio Sport will features a new front bumper, with redesigned profile to enhance aesthetics and functionality, new headlights, a new, even more powerful engine and an upgraded suspension system make the new GranCabrio Sport a point of reference in the convertible car market.
One of the most evident new features of the GranCabrio Sport is the design for the front end with new light clusters. Though they maintain their external form, they now incorporate completely new technological characteristics, including LED Daytime Running Lights technology.
On the interior, the steering wheel, with new design, is now more ergonomic and, in combination with the extended Trofeo-design paddles and light aluminium pedals, is better suited to sports driving thanks to a flattened rim and accentuated grip profile.
The new grey EcoChrome materials for the interiors and the Poltrona Frau leather upholstery complete the existing characteristics, such as the steering wheel transmission paddles and the aluminium pedals.
In addition to support the best performance of this sport car, Maserati will carry the new Sport Skyhook system. The Sport Skyhook system constantly adjusts the GranCabrio Sport’s shock absorbers, adapting them to the road conditions. With the aid of a new rear anti-roll bar which is 12% more rigid, the Sport Skyhook system allows the vertical rigidity of the Maserati GranCabrio Sport to be increased by 10% in Sport mode.
2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport will go on sale in August and priced at £102,615 on the British market and for $142,800 on the US market.