Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Luxury Sport - In Europe, they call it the GranCabrio Sport, but Americans seem to prefer things spelled out in full. The company says this new Sport variant has sharper responses in the way the more powerful 4.7-liter V8 behaves, along with shortened gearshift times and a revised adaptive air suspension.The GTCS retains the 444 horsepower of the non-Sport version, but enjoys another 15 lb-ft of torque, pushing the total to 376. Yet fuel consumption is down by six percent, thanks to a friction reduction program.
The top-spec Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport : Purists still lament the fact that Maseratis, which were long defined by powerplants that developed peak power at low rpm, are now equipped with high-revving buzz saws bought from its former arch rival, Ferrari. But the GranTurismo Convertible Sport’s 444-hp variation of the 4.7-liter V-8 is sure to create a few converts.
The new Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport is an enjoyable companion in nearly every situation, but it’s less full-bore sporty than its sinister looks and capital-S “Sport” badge might let on. So when a well-driven Audi R8 spyder closes in on you from behind, our advice is to just let it pass.Maserati GranTurismo Convertible reaches the States this August, with a modest increase in price over the GT Convertible’s $136,300.
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