The drop-top GranTurismo will come with most of the same options and trims as its fixed-roof sibling
Thanks to some sleuthing by a poster named Mazzi on the Grecale forum, it appears the new Maserati GranCabrio is set to arrive in 2024 according to an old Maserati VIN decoder from last year. If this is true, this means it should hit the market in the same model year as its fixed-roof sibling, the GranTurismo.
We've known that the drop-top Italian tourer was going to make a comeback with this new generation, and Maserati even treated us to some camouflage teaser images last fall. Now, after looking at this decoder, we've gained more insight into the new convertible and how little it will apparently differ from the regular model (that is unless Maserati has decided to go in a different direction since it was posted in January of last year).
When the GranTurismo debuted last October, it brought with it understated but great-looking updates to the vehicle design. The same general shape we've come to know from the vehicle is still there, but now it sports a revised front and rear end and a much-updated interior. The sports car will also come in three different trims: Modena, Trofeo, and Folgore.
The most important aspect of the new vehicle is the new powertrains. The Nettuno V6 is the star of the lower trims, with two separate trims. The Modena, the lowest trim, will produce 490 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, and the sportier Trofeo will push out 550 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The top Folgore trim is then getting the all-new electrified powertrain that is sure to put the rest of the world on notice.
The electric setting consists of three 300 kW motors, one in the front and two in the rear, that produce a blistering 760 hp and 996 lb-ft of torque. This will be good for scary fast 0-60 sprints of 2.7 seconds, sprints that will only feel faster with the top down.
According to this find and information we've acquired in the past, all of these trims and powertrain options are also coming to the GranCabrio. The model will most likely be a tad heavier than the fixed-roof version and therefore a tad slower, but we're convinced it will also be more entertaining to drive.
The new cars have all the trappings of being a hit, but the only concern is that the fixed-roof model is starting at $174,000 and will push well into the $200,000 range once the Folgore pricing is revealed. This puts it up against some very stiff competition, and the GranCabrio is sure to be even more expensive.
All we can hope is that if both vehicles really are arriving in 2024, they're able to wow drivers enough to warrant the hefty sums.
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