Maserati UK confirmed pricing of the RHD GranCabrio Sport ahead of the car’s scheduled market launch in October. And it’s a whopping £102,615 OTR.
The Sport is a harder version of the GranCabrio which is a fabulous drop-top long distance cruiser, but a bit too soft and wobbly for driving enthusiasts. The Sport should address that with the Skyhook active-suspension system which has been revised to grant a sportier feel and so has the braking system which features grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs.
Thecar’s got a 4.7-litre V8 with 331 kW (450 HP) and a maximum torque of 510Nm at 4750 rpm, mated to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with the super-fast MC Auto Shift software. It does 0-100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) sprint in 5.2s and can reach a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph).
The Sport also gets new exhaust system with valves in it that flick open at high rpm, making a loud barking noise.
GranCabrio Sport also gets revised looks, with black grille featuring a Trident with red accents to the black look headlights with white sidemarks, as well as redesigned side skirts, black oval exhaust tips and 20” Astro-design wheels. Inside the cabin you get newly designed seats and driver-focused contents such as longer Trofeo-design gear-shift paddles and drilled aluminium pedals.
There are new colors as well, a Rosso Trionfale red inspired by racing cars of 1950s for the exterior, and Bianco Pregiato, a brilliant ivory shade; and Grigio Chrono, a sporty, dark tone of grey for interior leather.