/2012 Paris: Maserati GranCabrio MC

2012 Paris: Maserati GranCabrio MC

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The latest Maserati of them all, which is in fact not new at all, makes its public debut at the Paris Motor Show. Maserati GranCabrio MC is part GranCabrio, part GranTurismo MC Stradale, and to be honest it doesn’t make much sense. Well, think of it as a stiffened, more focused version of the GranCabrio for those who like to trade comfort for handling.

Design-wise, the GranCabrio MC inherits the front and rear bumpers of the GranTurismo MC Stradale, and also features smoked headlights, and black wheels. It’s a looker, as GranTurismo has always been.

Unlike the MC Stradale though, the MC drop-top is a four-seater car. For this reason, the frame for the front seats, which is also available in a completely carbon-fibre version, has been completely redesigned to ensure 20 mm more legroom for the rear passengers. The car also has a new design steering wheel with the rim flattened at the top and bottom for greater manoeuvrability.

As for the engine, the car gets Stradale’s 4.7-litre V8 engine, which delivers 338 kW (460 HP) together with substantial torque of 520 Nm at 4,750 rpm. It gives this sizable car a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.9 seconds and top speed of 289 km/h (179 mph).

Also present at the Paris show is the Maserati GranCabrio Sport which has the normal 338 kW (460 HP) and 520 Nm of torque V8 engine, and is a bit softer than the MC version:

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