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.
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.