What’s the easiest way to make a desirable car even cooler?! Drop its top! As we learned from the spyshots that is exactly what Maserati has done to their brilliant Gran Turismo. Masser GT is an exquisite Italian mix of great looks, powerful engine and very fine luxury.
To get a better idea of how the convertible version of the GT would look like, take a glance at this rendering by Caranddriver:
You look at it and instantly cars like Mercedes SL and Jaguar XK pops into your mind. So if you are out shopping for a V8 drop-top you are advised to hold on a bit till this Italian diva arrives in early 2010.
Rumor had it that the Maserati Gran Turismo Spider will feature a folding metal roof, but apparently the production version will come with a fabric top instead. And that’s good news because a metal roof might sound great as an option but it is noticeably heavy and the weight would ruin the cars handling and performance, specially for this car since the GT is not particulary fast. It is powered by a 405hp V8 which does its best when mated to an automatic gearbox. That makes the GT a perfect cruiser in which you can cover great distances with a smile on your face all the way. It is not by any mean a growling V8 like the one you get in a Ferrari 430.
The new Maserati Gran Turismo Spider will be priced to match the competition out there so expect it for 120-30 grand.