2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport

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Maserati have unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show a harder edged GranCabrio Sport that will sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S as the performance flagships of their respective ranges. The Maserati GanCabrio Sport has received updates to the exterior styling, headlights, engine and suspension, setting a point of reference in the convertible car market.

Power and torque from the V8 powerplant has been increased by a modest 11 PS and 5 lb-ft over the regular GranCabrio for the new Sport model. That brings to total power available to 450 PS (331 kW), as well as an improvement in fuel economy from the tweaked setup. Also amongst the changes is the addition of a 6-speed MC Auto Shift transmission that will provide faster shifting times, a much needed improvement for the GranCabio.

The handling hasn’t been overlooked, with upgrades to the Skyhook active-suspension system helping to provide better handling and greater cornering speeds. The brake package has also been changed for a more responsive setup that should have better brake feel and less fade.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 4.7L V8
Weight: 1,980 kg / 4,365 lbs
Power: 331 kW / 443 hp / 450 PS
0-100 kph: 5.1 seconds
Torque: 510 Nm / 376 lb-ft
Top Speed: 285 kph / 177 mph

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