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.
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.
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.
The new bodystyling kit from the Italian car tuning specialist Autodelta is designed to be fitted on the already outgoing facelifted version of the Alfa Romeo 156 Granturismo station wagon that was produced in 2003-2006 model years.