The new Maserati Grancabrio is evidence that Maserati is at last getting its act together. For a number of years now, the Italian brand has been accused of living off past glories, of believing too much that its name alone will shift cars. Its product range had become sterile and lacklustre. But for anyone who knows all about Maserati of the fifties and sixties, you should be getting a little excited over the Maserati Grancabrio. Let’s take a closer look at what the Maserati Grancabrio offers.
In 2007, Maserati turned a profit for the first time in 17 years. It was the Maserati GranTurismo and the Quattroporte saloon that heralded in this new era, and the Maserati Grancabrio is the cabriolet version of the GranTurismo. As always, though, there isn’t much of a choice when it comes to engines from the Italian’s. If you don’t like the petrol V8, you’re gonna either have to suck it up or buy something else, seems to be the brand’s stance. Fortunately, for anyone who doesn’t mind the V8 – or, indeed, loves it – this is a pretty likeable 4.7-litre unit that delivers 440bhp and 490Nm of torque, rocketing the 2015 Maserati Grancabrio to 60mph from rest in 5.4 second en route to 175mph top speed. Potent.
The handling and ride performance is helped by the Maserati Skyhook suspension system that is standard, and is used in conjunction with the MSP safety system. There is also an automatic paddle-shift gearbox that automatically conforms the damper settings to whatever the driving conditions.
No Maserati in the history of man has looked dull, and the 2015 Maserati Grancabrio is again pure showmanship. Even the leisurely 28 second roof-losing process is poised and elegant. If 28 seconds seems like a lot, it’s because the 2015 Maserati Grancabrio is a four-seater and comes with a 2,942mm wheelbase, and the brand have at least compensated for the time it takes with the fact that the roof can be operated at speeds up to 19mph.
The length of the car invariably means there is more space inside. Legroom is great for all four adults, though the one downside of the roof is that headroom isn’t great when the roof is up. Lower the roof, though, and you’ve got all the headroom you could ever need. But even with the roof up, you’re not going to find much more space in a convertible than you can in a Maserati Grancabrio. Naturally, the boot space is one of the downsides – giving you a paltry 173-litres of space. The materials inside the interior can’t be faulted, though, with the design, look and feel justifying the price tag.
Facts and Figures
The new Maserati Grancabrio price range starts out from around £97,195 and rise to about £102,790. You’ll be able to get hold of a used Maserati Grancabrio for a little less. There are a number of trim options available, whilst buyers can choose from 14 exterior paint shades for their Maserati Grancabrio. There are also six different colours to choose from for the roof, as well as various interior options to customise your Maserati Grancabrio however you want. Personal choice cannot really be bettered here. Now comes the real damage: Running costs. Well, running costs are not too bad this time around, and you could even return as much as 25mpg if you’re savvy. The 2015 Maserati Grancabrio does fall behind on emissions, though, emitting a colossal 354g/km. It hurt to type those numbers.
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to sports cars. Some find a Ferrari beautiful, others think they just look crass and over-the-top. Some find an Aston Martin handsome and refined, others accuse them of looking boring and dated. A Maserati Grancabrio Sport? We like to think beauty is objective here – a Maserati Grancabrio is a real beauty, no matter who is looking at it.
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