2024 Maserati GranCabrio loses the roof… and its V8

The first new Maserati GranCabrio in more than a decade has been uncovered overnight, following its GranTurismo coupe sibling by switching to twin-turbo V6 power – with an electric offering to come by year’s end.

Maserati’s first-generation GranCabrio went out of production in 2019 after launching in 2013 and hasn’t been replaced until now, again basing itself on the GranTurismo coupe which went through a major update in 2023.

Unlike the GranTurismo – which is available in base Modena and mid-range Trofeo grades – the Maserati GranCabrio has exclusively been shown as the Trofeo, while we have to wait until a flagship electric Folgore variant joins the line-up by 2025.

Powering the GranCabrio Trofeo is Maserati’s twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine – named Nettuno – producing 404kW and 650Nm, delivered to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This is a significant improvement on the previous-generation GranCabrio’s peak outputs of 338kW and 520Nm, which came from its Ferrari-built 4.7-litre V8 engine.

Maserati claims the GranCabrio can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds – just 0.1 seconds slower than the GranTurismo coupe – and continue on to 200km/h in 12.2 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 316km/h.

The GranCabrio weighs 100kg more than its fixed-roof counterpart, tipping the scales at 1895kg, with 51 per cent of its mass biased towards the front of the convertible.

Adaptive air suspension helps keep the almost two-tonne grand tourer under control, while 380mm front ventilated discs with Brembo six-piston calipers and 350mm rear ventilated discs with Brembo 4-piston calipers slow it down from 100km/h to a stop in 37 metres.

The Brembo brakes sit behind a staggered set of wheels, measuring 20 inches in diameter at the front and 21 inches at the rear.

While the GranCabrio appears almost identical to the GranTurismo, its canvas roof sets it apart, folding down in 14 seconds and closing in 16 seconds, both at speeds up to 50km/h.

Inside there’s a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster – customisable across four displays – plus a smaller 8.8-inch display for the climate control system.

A choice of six standard colours are offered – Bianco Astro, Nero Assoluto, Blu Modena, green metallic, Grigio Incognito, and Grigio Maratea Matte – in addition to 26 ‘special shades’ available to special order.

It is not yet known when the Maserati GranCabrio will come to Australia, with timing yet to be locked for the convertible.

The electric Maserati GranCabrio Folgore is expected to be revealed before the end of the year, given the brand’s commitment to offer an electric version of all its models by 2025.

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