2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible to start selling next year (USA)
The 2010 Maserati GranCabrio sports cabriolet, that was officially unveiled in September at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, will be renamed for the U.S. market and sold as the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. Nice move, that.
It is expected that the car will be delivered with the same specs as the European version. That is, powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine churning out healthy 433 hp @ 7600 rpm and 361 lb-ft (489 Nm) of torque @ 4750 rpm.
Mated to a 6-speed ZF 6HP26 hydraulic Manumatic transmission, the engine will provide the convertible with a top speed of 174 mph and zero to 60 mph acceleration time around 5.5 seconds.
Its EPA fuel consumption is currently rated at 11 / 18 mpg city / highway, which is actually worse than that of the 2009 Lexus LX 570 leviathan on wheels.
Price is yet to be announced.
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible technical specification
Body Type: 2-door convertible
Layout: front engine, RWD
Engine: 433 hp @ 7600 rpm, 361 lb-ft (489 Nm) of torque @ 4750 rpm, 4.7-liter, V8
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Top Speed: 174 mph
0 — 62 mph: 5.5 seconds
Fuel Economy EPA city / highway cycle mpg: 11 / 18
Exterior Dimensions (L/W/H/Wheelbase) inches: 192.2 / 72.7 / 53.3 / 115.8
Ground clearance (inches): N/A
Track (frt/rr): N/A
Curb to curb turning circle (feet): 35.1
Curb Weight: 4365 lbs
Coefficient of Drag (Cx): N/A
Seating Capacity: 4 (2/2)
Cargo capacity, max (cu ft): 6.1
Payload (max w/ occupants and cargo): N/A
Towing Capacity (max): N/A
Direct Competitors: 2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante convertible, Ferrari California, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Jaguar XK-Series, Chevrolet Corvette