Europe’s Arctic north in the midst of winter isn’t precisely main convertible climate, except you’re out testing and growing the Maserati GranCabrio.
In October 2022, not lengthy after the closely-related GranTurismo was unveiled, Maserati issued a number of official “spy images” of the GranCabrio. That automotive was not solely coated in disguise tape, but additionally moodily lit, serving to additional obscure its styling particulars.
This newest prototype nonetheless has an eye-bending wrap, however, due to copious portions of snow, are a lot brighter.
Apart from the folding material roof, the GranCabrio has a flatter rear boot lid, and completely different window shapes.
So as to keep structural rigidity, the GranCabrio needs to be a bit of heavier than its closed-roof sibling, however efficiency will probably be just about the identical.
Below the pores and skin we count on the GranCabrio to have the identical drivetrains because the GranTurismo coupe.
The bottom GranTurismo Modena has a moist sump model of the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 first seen within the MC20 supercar.
Within the Modena it’s rated at 365kW and 600Nm of torque, is mated to an eight-speed computerized, and has all-wheel drive. The Modena coupe has a claimed zero to 100km/h time of three.9 seconds, and a high pace of 302km/h.
Step as much as the GranTurismo Trofeo, and there’s 410kW and 650Nm to play with. This cuts the 0-100km/h time to three.5 seconds, and will increase the highest pace to 320km/h.
On the high of the pile is the GranTurismo Folgore EV, which has three electrical motors making a complete of 560kW — or 610kW on overboost — and 1350Nm. With its torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, the Folgore coupe is able to hitting the century in 2.7 seconds, and topping out at 320km/h.
As this prototype has 4 massive exhaust ideas, it in all probability options one of many ‘Nettuno’ V6 drivetrains.
The brand new GranCabrio ought to make its world debut a while this yr.
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