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.

Although, to be seriously considered as a grand tourer, a car usually needs to have a hard top (an open top usually lacks adequate space in its trunk to carry all the luggage, which is usually associated with long distance trips), this new cabrio still meets at least three of the usual criteria: it has two doors, seats four and makes a mundane task of traveling from point A to B incredibly fun.

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Maserati GranTurismo carbon-fiber body kit from Elite Carbon

Maserati GranTurismo carbon-fiber body kit from Elite Carbon

American tuning specialist Elite Carbon, the one that offers outrageously expensive carbon-fiber body parts for cars such as Audi R8, Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Lamborghini Gallardo, has finally revealed a body kit for the elegant 2009 Maserati GranTurismo sports car. Although, considering all the dead weight which is usually carried by luxury performance vehicles, the effect from mass reduction will be marginal at best, the parts would still do a fairly good job at making your vehicle more unique.

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Maserati GranTurismo: more photos

Maserati GranTurismo: more photos
2007 Maserati GranTurismo

Yet another set of the new 2008 Maserati GranTurismo photos has been unveiled yesterday. As you can see on the pictures right after the jump, the face-lifted sports coupe looks even more energetic and agile as before. In fact, it looks even more muscular and fit than the Chevrolet Corvette and the 2009 Dodge Challenger combined: something that you rarely expect from a European (even if it is an Italian) sports car.

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2007 Maserati Quattroporte Automatic

2007 Maserati Quattroporte Automatic
2007 Maserati Quattroporte

The first bunch of the Maserati Quattroporte Automatic super-sedans will soon be shipped to dealers in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. As the Italian company promised last year, the vehicle will be offered with a normal automatic gearbox that, while not looking as sexy as their sporty DuoSelect transmission, works smoothly and flawlessly without distracting the driver’s attention from the road.

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Maserati GranSport Contemporary Classic edition

Maserati GranSport Contemporary Classic edition
Maserati GranSport Contemporary Classic

The Italian automaker plans to present its new Contemporary Classic styling package for the Maserati GranSport super-coupe during the upcoming international motor show in Paris. First unveiled two years ago at the 2004 Geneva International Motor Show, the car featured a more aerodynamic body kit, a carbon-appointed interior and bespoke 19-inch wheels. This new Contemporary Classic kit gives the GranSport that touch of timeless elegance that most of us expect from an Italian sports coupe.

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2007 Maserati GranSport MC Victory limited edition

2007 Maserati GranSport MC Victory limited edition

The new 2007 Maserati GranSport MC Victory limited edition sports car celebrates Maserati’s convincing victory in the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers Cup.

Looking like an ordinary luxury sports coupe with an appearance package thrown in for good measure, the new vehicle will probably not stun you with performance numbers (at least, its official zero to 100 kilometers per hour time of 4.7 seconds doesn’t look especially convincing), but, with a total production number limited to just 180 cars (the number elegantly matches the vehicle’s top speed when measured in miles per hour), the new grand tourer has a very high collectability score that will only rise as reckless millionaires from Silicon Valley and Mid-East oil exporting countries will ruin their cars while trying to impress their girlfriends.

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