Maserati GranCabrio will cost £95,630 image

Maserati announce the approved pricing of £95,630 (OTR) for the Maserati GranCabrio. It can be ordered now via the Maserati dealer network and the first right-hand drive examples will reach the UK showrooms in April 2010.

The GranCabrio represents the very essence of Maserati in terms of open-top cars.  It’s a Maserati in the purest sense of the word and a car with a high emotional appeal: from its luscious looks and Pininfarina styling to its V8’s thrilling sound and amazing performance.

Powered by a 4.7 litre V8 delivering 440 HP, the GranCabrio features a ZF automatic six-speed gearbox and is the convertible with the longest wheelbase on the market (2,492mm). It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 175 mph.

The GranCabrio continues the Maserati tradition in open-top cars and joins models which have played an important role in the Modena carmaker’s history such as the A6G Frua Spyder (1950), the 3500GT Vignale Spyder (1960), the Mistral Spyder (1964), the Ghibli Spyder (1968) and the Spyder designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (2001), the car that marked Maserati’s return to the United States.

Whilst following in the footsteps of tradition, the GranCabrio opens a new chapter, because never before have four-seater convertibles been produced at the Viale Ciro Menotti Maserati factory.  Four proper seats, so that the rear passengers are not merely supporting actors, but co-stars of the journey.

In addition to the wide range of options, a bespoke four-piece leather luggage set which fits perfectly into the boot is available to order. The trolley suitcases can be ordered individually and can also be fixed on the rear seats with a security belt and an elegant leather cover will protect the seats.

MASERATI GRANCABRIO
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
Displacement: 4,691 cc
Bore: 94 mm
Stroke: 84.5 mm
Compression ratio: 11.25:1
Maximum power output: 323 kW (440 HP) at 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 490 Nm (50 kgm) at 4,750 rpm
Max engine speed: 7,200 rpm
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Length: 4,881 mm
Width (excluding wing mirrors): 1,915 mm
Width (including wing mirrors): 2,056 mm
Height: 1,353 mm
Wheelbase: 2,942 mm
Front track: 1,586 mm
Rear track: 1,590 mm
Front overhang: 873 mm
Rear overhang: 1,066 mm
Turning circle: 12.3 m
Boot capacity: 173 l
Fuel tank capacity: 75 l
Dry weight: 1,887 kg
Curb weight: 1,980 kg
Curb weight + driver: 2,055 kg
Full load weight: 2,280 kg
Maximum weight: 2,350 kg
Weight distribution: 49% front; 51% rear (closed)
48% front; 52% rear (open)
PERFORMANCE
Top speed: 175 mph
0-62mph acceleration: 5.4 s
0-400 m acceleration: 13.9 s
0-1,000 m acceleration: 24.8 s
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
Urban: 12.16 mpg (23.22 l/100 km)
Extra urban: 26.75 mpg (10.56 l/100 km)
Combined: 18.54 mpg (15.23 l/100 km)
CO2 emissions (combined): 354.0 g/km