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Maserati GranCabrio Sport 2012

Maserati has taken the GranCabrio convertible to a brand new degree of overall performance with the brand new Maserati GranCabrio Sport.With greater strength, a quicker gearshift and a distinctively competitive appearance, the Maserati GranCabrio Sport has given Maserati a harder-edged convertible to take a seat down along the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S because the overall performance flagships in their respective ranges.

Publically unveiled on the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Maserati GranCabrio Sport combines an upgraded 4.7-litre V8 engine with a ten horsepower boom to 450 hp and advanced gasoline financial system with the quicker MC Auto Shift transmission.With a 285km/h pinnacle pace and a 0-100km/h dash of simply five.2 seconds, the Maserati GranCabrio Sport is brimming with overall performance and comfort refinements each withinside the cabin and below its award-triumphing frame panels.Its six-pace transmission consists of a super-rapid MC Auto Shift mode and has been advanced for the Maserati GranCabrio Sport at once from the transmission withinside the Quattroporte Sport GT S.

The managing has been greater for extra pace, too, with an improve and revision of the Skyhook energetic-suspension device and the adoption of a greater-responsive brake package.Visually, the Maserati GranCabrio Sport is characterised with the aid of using a greater-reported dynamic appearance. This appearance starts offevolved with the GranCabrio's exceptional nostril and keeps with a bunch of small, flawlessly included modifications during the frame and the indoors.

Maserati's layout crew labored to offer a greater-competitive appearance that sat in concord with the GranCabrio's severely acclaimed styling.A collection of pretty small improvements in essential regions have created an included, dynamic layout that at once differentiates the Maserati GranCabrio Sport from the relaxation of the GranCabrio variety and identifies it with each the Quattroporte Sport GT S and the GranTurismo S.

It introduces a brand new color, Rosso Trionfale - a conventional purple that will pay tribute to the championship-triumphing Maserati racing vehicles of the 1950s. It's a color that highlights the Maserati GranCabrio Sport's sturdy character, but continues its fashionable and narrow appearance.The sturdy, exceptional GranCabrio grille gets even greater man or woman with a brand new black color, whilst the grille's Maserati Trident gets the purple accents which might be reserved for the quickest automobile in every of Maserati's version ranges. These purple accents also are discovered at the Quattroporte Sport GT S and the GranTurismo S.The headlights now have a black appearance with white reflectors, whilst the front nook splitters and the redesigned facet skirts are each frame colored. The Shadow line, with its darkish go searching the bottom of the window glass, stresses the dramatic appearance of the automobile, strengthening its character and mentioning the sinous strains of the frame.

Besides including to the competitive fashion, the facet skirts and the nook splitters had been advanced withinside the wind tunnel and upload extensively to the automobile's aerodynamic performance lowering aerodynamic resistance and enhancing gasoline intake.The dynamic appearance is completed with redesigned 20" Astro-layout wheels and a couple of menacing, black oval exhaust pointers. The wheels every characteristic 3 Tridents and create a lighter appearance to intensify the better overall performance.

The greater-competitive appearance is carried over withinside the open-crowned cabin, with a brand new seat-face layout and drilled aluminium pedals.The Maserati GranCabrio Sport introduces modifications to the gear-moving device, with Maserati's Active Shifting paddles now fashionable. The paddles, drawn from the Trofeo racing automobile, are longer than the usual guidance column-set up paddles and make moving less difficult in enthusiastic riding.

The Maserati GranCabrio Sport debuts new indoors colors in wealthy leather-based: Bianco Pregiato and Grigio Chrono. Bianco Pregiato is a greater-natural white color than the prevailing pearl color and may be used anywhere besides the pinnacle of the dashboard. Grigio Chrono is a darker grey, advanced to supplement the brand new Rosso Trionfale frame color.

To differentiate it in addition from the usual GranCabrio, the Maserati GranCabrio Sport badge might be located at the dashboard in the front of the passenger.

While the the front passenger seat suits the motive force's seat with the aid of using receiving adjustable lumbar guide as fashionable, all 4 seats include the brand new M-Design seat sewing.This layout displays classical Maserati grille designs and replicates the layout withinside the significant seat panel, all crafted with Poltrona Frau's greatest leather-based.

The Trident-embossed headrests also can be greater with custom designed sewing and clients can pick out thirteen exclusive colors to assessment the leather-based of the seat.The Maserati GranCabrio Sport makes use of the contemporary model of Maserati's sonorous, all-alloy 4.7-litre V8, taken instantly from the high-overall performance GranTurismo MC Stradale.This certainly aspirated engine produces 450 horsepower (331kW) at 7000rpm: that is10hp greater than the GranCabrio. It is likewise wealthy with torque, with a height of 510Nm (20Nm greater than the GranCabrio) arriving at 4750rpm. Eighty percentage of its most torque is already to be had at simply 2500rpm.

The overall performance will increase are a end result of Maserati's Friction Reduction Program, which has made the Maserati GranCabrio Sport's engine greater reactive to the motive force's most-nuanced inputs. This application blanketed a revision of the oil sump's fluid dynamics and the utility of a Diamond-Like Coating to the tappets and the super-completed camshaft lobes.Besides introduced strength, torque and responsiveness, the Friction Reduction Program has decreased the Maserati GranCabrio Sport's gasoline intake with the aid of using six percentage to a blended general of 14.five litres/100km.The new exhaust pointers additionally assist the Maserati GranCabrio Sport to provide a richer engine sound while the skip valves are activated. The valves are usually open in Manual-Sport mode, whilst they're open above 2500rpm in Auto-Sport mode.This exhaust device permits Maserati to hit its goal of enhancing the automobile's overall performance and additionally deliver its clients get entry to to a brand new outside musical theatre and a wealthy sound experience.

However, the valves are closed in Normal mode, giving the motive force and passengers a quieter ride.The Maserati GranCabrio Sport is the primary Maserati to suit the upgraded, 450hp model of the 4.7-litre engine with the daily luxurious of a totally automated transmission.This six-pace transmission consists of the super-rapid MC Auto Shift mode and has been advanced for the Maserati GranCabrio Sport at once from the transmission withinside the Quattroporte Sport GT S.

The MC Auto Shift mode carries a launch-manipulate mode and is energetic in each Manual Sport and Automatic Sport modes to offer quicker gearshift instances and to automatically "blip" the throttle for the duration of down-shifts.

To perform the MC Start Strategy (launch-manipulate mode), the motive force turns off the MSP in Auto Sport mode, then holds the brake pedal whilst urgent the accelerator. The motive force need to attain the gold standard revs for a quick start (among 2300-2500rpm), after which concurrently launch the brake pedal and press the accelerator pedal completely. This manouvre is best advocated to be used on a race tune or in closed situations of entire safety.Like the Quattroporte Sport GT S, the MC Auto Shift offers the motive force even-extra engagement with the aid of using preserving gears withinside the Manual Sport mode, even if the engine reaches its rev limiter, and introducing a virtual in-sprint show to suggest the appropriate gear-shift timing.

The transmission offers the motive force 5 awesome working modes: Auto-Normal, Manual-Normal, Auto-Sport, Manual-Sport and Ice.The managing has obtained giant attention, with a brand new, sportier music of the Skyhook energetic-suspension device and the adoption of grooved and drilled dual-solid brake discs.The upgraded "Sport Skyhook" makes use of acceleration sensors to sign up wheel and chassis movement. It sends this records to a significant processor, which additionally analyzes the street situations and the riding fashion and immediately and exactly regulates the dampers to match any situation.With the Maserati GranCabrio Sport, the Skyhook device obtained upgraded control software program and dampers to provide a sharper consciousness on managing, grip and balance, whilst even the springs and anti-roll bars had been upgraded.Derived from the GranTurismo's high-energy metallic monocoque structure, the GranCabrio and GranCabrio Sport characteristic aluminium structural reinforcements below the ground for additonal tension on the fee of best 100kg as compared to the GranTurismo S.

Attached to the the front of this structure are aluminium wishbones with solid aluminium hub companies and struts, aluminium fueloline dampers and springs, whilst on the rear provides a radius bar for every wheel to govern toe-in.The modifications to the brakes, with grooved, ventilated and drilled discs on all 4 wheels, have focused a sporty, responsive and steady feeling for the motive force.The grooves had been designed to hold the brake pads smooth with the aid of using heading off dirt build-up, which could lessen braking overall performance, whilst the drilled holes make sure the uniform put on of the disc and the pads for long-time period consistency. This all facilitates the GranCabrio Sport to forestall in only 35 metres from 100km/h.

The Maserati GranCabrio Sport could have the MC Sport Line applications to be had at once at its launch, such as indoors and outside carbon fibre features. For instance it's miles viable to alternate the the front splitter to carbon-fibre, whilst the facet skirts also are to be had in black.

The Astro-layout, 20-inch wheels also are to be had in Shiny Anthracite Grey to create a darker, greater-menacing appearance.

It is likewise viable to alternate the frame-colored waist line across the cabin from black (Shadow line) to the identical Chrome-line this is fashionable at the GranCabrio.

The Chrome-line also can be suited for the door handles, the capote mouldings and the exhaust pointers.

Maserati GranCabrio Sport Specifications

  • Body: High-energy metallic monocoque, under-frame aluminium pass bracing
  • Layout: Front-mid-engine, rear-drive
  • Engine: 4.7-litre all-alloy V8
  • Power: 450hp (331kW) @ 7000rpm
  • Torque: 510Nm @ 4750rpm
  • Capacity: 4691cc
  • Bore x stroke: 94mm x 84.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.25:1
  • Maximum engine pace: 7200 rpm
  • Oil delivery: Wet sump
  • 0-100km/h acceleration: five.2 seconds
  • Top pace: 285km/h
  • Fuel intake
    • Urban: 22.five litres/100km
    • Extra-urban: .eight litres/100km
    • Combined: 14.five litres/100km
  • CO2 emissions: 337 grams/km
  • Transmission: Six-pace automated (ZF 6HP26) with MC Auto Shift
  • Ratios
    • First: 4.171:1
    • Second: 2.340:1
    • Third: 1.521:1
    • Fourth: 1.143:1
    • Fifth: 0.867:1
    • Sixth: 0.691:1
    • Reverse: three.403:1
    • Final Drive: three.73:1
  • Differential: Asymmetric limited-slip (25% in traction, 45% in launch) with bevel drive

  • Steering: Engine-pace touchy strength guidance, rack-and-pinion.
  • Turning circle: 12.three metres
  • Length: 4881mm
  • Width
    • with mirrors: 2056mm
    • with out mirrors: 1915mm
  • Height: 1353mm
  • Wheelbase: 2942mm
  • Front tune: 1586mm
  • Rear tune: 1590mm
  • Front overhang: 873mm
  • Rear overhang: 1066mm
  • Boot/trunk capacity: 173 litres
  • Fuel capacity: seventy five litres
  • Dry weight (EU): 1887kg
  • Kerb weight (EU): 1980kg
  • Weight distribution
    • roof closed: 49% the front/51% rear
    • roof open: 48%/52%
  • Brakes: 360mm the front discs, 330mm rear discs
  • Tyres: 245/35 ZR20 (the front); 285/35 ZR20 (rear)