At the beginning of October 2022, Maserati presented the GranTurismo as the second generation. We now have Erlkönig’s first photos of the GranCabrio, the open version.
In 2009, the Italian car manufacturer, now in the hands of the Stellantis Group, presented the GranCabrio at the IAA in Frankfurt and launched it on the market in early 2010 – 2019 was the end. Now Maserati is relaunching the convertible after the new GranTurismo. The first photos of Erlkönig show the model still very hidden, but already and above the classic line.
Visually, the convertible will be launched in the second half of 2023 without any changes. The headlights get a new look and are more integrated in the front, the grill and aprons are modified. On the side we still recognize the wavy line and strongly flared fenders. Surprisingly, the exterior mirrors are no longer placed in the window triangle, but in the door rail and bow handles have also given way to aerodynamic door openers. The rear carries low-lights and a revised apron. The top remains the same in the new generation. In general, like the GT, the converter is lower, but the dimensions remain almost identical.
Multiple screens and shift pads
Inside, the GranCabrio has a 12-inch cockpit screen that can be individually configured. Header display is available for an additional charge. The driver can expect a flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel including fixed shift paddles. There are three more screens on the center console: a small circular clock screen at the top, a large infotainment screen below it, and below that, at a slight angle, the convenience function control screen. Speaking of comfort, convertible drivers have to do without the image of the camera in the rear mirror – the antenna goes in the trunk, but without the camera of the GranTurismo.
The Maserati GranCabrio comes standard with air suspension and all-wheel drive. It is powered by a 3.0 liter turbo six cylinder. This Nettuno unit is the first Italian-made engine and is known from the super sports car MC20 or Gracle SUV. In the GranTurismo, the Modena version had 490 hp and the Trofeo version had 550 hp. Similar performance data should also be possible for the open version. Power is transmitted through an eight-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission.
Maserati will launch the new GranCabrio in the second half of 2023 after the first generation was already discontinued in 2019. Technically, the open sports car uses the recently released GranTurismo.