The 2024 Maserati GranCabrio is the sun-loving convertible version of the new Maserati GranTurismo coupe, but we’ve spotted it braving the cold to get some testing miles in.
Why Maserati has gone to the trouble of covering over the trident grille badge when the camo wrap has “Maserati” and trident badges all over it, we’re not sure. The R&D team has also wrapped all of the parts of the car we’re already familiar with (because they’re identical to the GranTurismo coupe’s), and left the one major difference – the retractable fabric roof – naked.
Though the GranCabrio swaps its brother’s fixed roof for a folding one, a change that will inevitably carry a small weight penalty, the two will be almost identical in every other way. Both feature rear seats that should actually be useable, flush-fit door handles, three cosmetic holes on the front fenders, and the same headlight units.
They’ll also offer the same mix of Maserati gas and electric powertrains. That means the range should start with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, borrowed from the MC20 sports car but detuned to 483 hp (490 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. That is enough muscle to send the car the GranTurismo to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and on to a 188 mph (302 km/h) top speed, so expect the convertible model to come up fractionally slower.
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Too slow for you? Then you’ll want to upgrade to the Trofeo. That gets the same basic Nettuno engine but tweaked to 543 hp (550 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, and should be good for 62 mph in 3.3 seconds based on the 3.2 seconds the coupe requires. That’s probably enough go for most buyers, but it won’t be the fastest Maserati convertible, because that honor goes to the fully electric GranCabrio Folgore. Rocking a massive 751 hp (761 PS) and 996 lb-ft (1,350 Nm) stats, 800-volt battery tech, and all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, the Folgore should be capable of a 0-62 mph in around 2.8 seconds.
Buyers lucky enough to have access to the $200k-plus needed to get behind the wheel will find themselves looking at a 12.2-inch digital instrument cluster, while a quick glance to the side will take them to a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen and a second 8.8-inch touchscreen. But they’ll need to be patient: the GranCabrio won’t appear until deep into 2023 when it will be sold as a 2024 model.
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