Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC
It’s the convertible’s turn for the Maserati Corse treatment, adopting many of the same alterations that were made to the coupe just 18 months ago. It’s fitted with the higher-output, 453-horsepower engine tied to a faster-shifting transmission with Auto and Manual modes. The two modes each pair with Normal or Sport programming. There is also a designated Ice mode. Setting it farther apart are a host of cosmetic changes that go past the front-end alterations and are also found on the GranTurismo Convertible Sport. These include ducts behind each of the front wheels to help cool the brakes and a pair of outlets high up on the hood to dissipate engine heat. Around back are a carbon-fiber spoiler and a redesigned rear bumper with exhaust outlets residing closer to the center. Maserati tested the waters with a two-seat MC coupe in Europe, but it saw what happened to the Continental Supersports in the U.S. and decided to retain the rear chairs here. In fact, it went the total opposite direction, offering a 1/2 of an inch more rear legroom thanks to redesigned front seats.
Engine: 4.7-liter V-8
0-60: 4.8 seconds
Top Speed: 195 mph
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Torque: 384 foot-pounds