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Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo Spyder

Debut of the New Maserati GranCabrio – The Trident’s New Spyder: Iconic Design and Open-Top Elegance

Modena, Italy – 29 February 2024 – Forever iconic – and now available as a spyder – Maserati presents GranCabrio, the Brand’s latest creation dedicated to driving enthusiasts who demand the greatest levels of comfort and style. GranCabrio is a brand-new and equally elegant open-top version of its coupe twin, the award-winning GranTurismo.

At launch, the Maserati GranCabrio is available in the Trofeo trim level, featuring the 6-cylinder internal combustion Nettuno engine, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo with 542 hp that serves as the unmistakable roaring heart of the highest-performance cars in the Trident range.

On board the GranCabrio, the extraordinary performance of the Nettuno engine – the most powerful ever built for the Maserati GranTurismo – is once again combined with genuine, optimal comfort to travel long distances. It is now enhanced by an open-air driving experience, to make the most of all the beauty of the journey and the unique characteristics of a car that is exceptional from all points of view.

The Trident’s new convertible is 100% made in Italy and follows in the footsteps of the GranTurismo, offering a new and captivating version of the grand tourer par excellence, without sacrificing luxury, performance, driving comfort, and sportiness.

The roof is made of fabric, perfect to take up as little space as possible when automatically stored in the trunk space – where it is put away in 14 seconds even when moving at speeds up to 50 km/h. Ample space is also guaranteed for four passengers, as GranCabrio is ideal for traveling with company or alone with the wind in your hair, savouring all the emotions of an outstanding drive and breathing in the most authentic Italian style.

The elegance of the Maserati GranCabrio can be perceived and appreciated even more from the exterior, when the soft top is open and the engine’s roar is all-encompassing. The union with the road and landscape is an incomparable experience that can only be offered by the spyder version of a car that has been the protagonist of a success story spanning more than 60 years – the convertible variant of Maserati’s first road-going sports car, the 3500 GT, was unveiled at the 1959 Geneva Motor Show.

Maserati’s latest addition is a luxury car that in its new convertible guise enhances the stylistic details and fine materials Maserati is known for to further enhance a journey in the name of the most enveloping driving pleasure, in total harmony and fusion with the panorama and the spirit of travel typical of the GranCabrio customer.

The attention to design and the passion for exclusive details do not detract from performance and fun; likewise, technology is a hallmark and a disruptive element, which translates into the best infotainment and driver assistance services, to guarantee safety and entertainment behind the wheel of a car that accepts no compromises. The ideal accomplice for infinite journeys marked by an optimal balance between aesthetic approach and unostentatious functionality.

The “open-air experience” is enhanced by remarkable thermal and acoustic comfort, with the soft top available in five colours that can be operated from the central display via a touch button, for complete control and total autonomy.

For lovers of open-air driving, Maserati has thought of everything; the GranCabrio comes with an innovative neck warmer standard, to heat the driver and passenger’s necks at three different levels of intensity.

One of the optional extras is the wind stopper, which can be used with two passengers and folded manually. When the top is open, it reduces the formation of turbulence inside the passenger compartment and makes it possible to enjoy the best of the vehicle’s aerodynamics.

Created in parallel with the GranTurismo, the new GranCabrio is the result of the encounter between impeccable efficiency and the natural beauty of a car that over time has remained faithful to its identity: a monarch of style with the classic proportions typical of the Modena-based Brand’s cars, while remaining cutting edge as the guardian of best-in-class mechanics and the latest technology. The noble interiors do not betray the distinctive artisanship of the Italian company’s products, emphasising the typical “balance of opposites,” as well as courageous and constantly contemporary luxury, in the best tradition of the Trident’s most iconic cars.

Highlights

  • At launch, Maserati GranCabrio is available with the Nettuno six-cylinder internal combustion engine
  • The Trofeo version is equipped with the 542-hp 3.0-liter V6 Nettuno Twin Turbo engine
  • Like its GranTurismo twin, the Maserati GranCabrio combines the typical high performance of a sports car with comfort suitable for long distances
  • Maserati GranCabrio provides four real seats with the comfort needed for long journeys
  • The soft top offers reduced dimensions, providing space for four people’s luggage
  • The roof can also be operated on the move at speeds of up to 50 km/h and opens in just 14 seconds. The controls on the center display can also be operated with a single finger, with no need to take your eyes off the road
  • The neck warmer makes it possible to travel with the top down, even when the temperature drops; the wind stopper reduces turbulence inside the passenger compartment
  • Even out in the open air, GranCabrio guarantees exceptional acoustic and thermal comfort
  • Like GranTurismo, the technical architecture of the new GranCabrio is the result of an innovative project that makes extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminium and magnesium, together with high-performance steel. This multi-material approach required new manufacturing processes to be created, resulting in best-in-class weight levels
  • A key feature of the GranCabrio is the Atlantis High electrical/electronic architecture, previously seen in the GranTurismo. Based on canFD messages sent at speeds of up to 2 ms, the system also comes with advanced cyber-security and flash-over-the-air features. The fulcrum is the Vehicle Domain Control Module (VDCM) master controller, with 100% Maserati-designed software that provides 360° control of all of the most important car systems, for the best driving experience in all conditions
  • The GranCabrio cabin is equipped with Innovative systems, including the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) multimedia system, the latest infotainment, a comfort display that brings together the main functions in an integrated touchscreen interface, the Digital clock, and the Head-up Display (available as an option)
  • An all-round sound experience is guaranteed by the iconic signature sound of the Maserati engine. The sound experience is completed by the immersive Sonus faber 3D sound system

Modena, Italy – Maserati continues to race toward an electric future, without neglecting its history. Enter GranCabrio, the Trident’s new convertible.

Following in the footsteps of the GranTurismo, the open-top version offers an internal combustion engine at launch in the captivating Trofeo version, which combines luxury with performance and driving comfort with sportiness.

With a fabric roof that does not take up too much space when stored in the boot, GranCabrio was created to share the pleasure of open-air travel with four passengers.

It is an authentic four-seater that makes it possible to travel with family and friends, enjoying the performance and luxury of the car with its fine materials, immersed in a drive that imposes no limits.

GranCabrio lets you share the thrill of a journey in a unique car, a symbol of Italian elegance, combined with the technology that a current Maserati can offer in all its forms.

Even with the top down, GranCabrio guarantees exceptional thermal and acoustic comfort.

A long history of successes
A Maserati convertible immediately puts you in touch with the elegance of the car, not concealed under the roof and behind the windows. An open-top Maserati looks even more elegant and offers full enjoyment of the engine’s roar. These cars place the driver in contact with the road and the landscape that surrounds them; they provide the full experience by combining the emotions of driving with those of the world through which we are all traveling.

The first open-top Maseratis date back to the company’s origins, when two cars born to race – the 1931 4CS and the 1932 8CM – were adapted for road use. This inaugurated a history of great success, of the Maserati convertibles, long known in the House of the Trident’s language as “spyders”, with a ‘y’. The story began in the 1930s, then continued with the rare A6/G 2000 Spyders bodied by Frua, successors of the first Maserati road car launched by the Maserati brothers before they left the company. Only small numbers were produced at this point, as collector’s items.

In the late 1940s, Maserati started visiting international motor shows to unveil its cars, still designed and given form by the great Italian coachbuilders of the time. The story of the Maserati convertible was truly starting to take shape. In 1957, when Juan Manuel Fangio brought the Formula 1 World Championship to the Trident with the legendary 250F, the 3500 GT was presented in Geneva as the first mass-produced road-going sports car. This was also the first Maserati to cross the Atlantic to the US.

Two years later, at the 1959 Geneva Motor Show, the 3500 GT Spyder was launched, designed by Giovanni Michelotti and built by Vignale around a 3.5-litre engine that could deliver 235 horsepower.  A car destined to leave a mark for its style, so much so that the Italian press called it “a work of art in motion”. Journalists at the UK’s Autocar magazine wrote: “the impeccable deployment of horsepower and brilliant road holding immediately convinced us”. It had a steel body, but the doors, bonnet and tailgate were made of light alloy with a slightly angular and geometric grille.

The 1960s marked a historic turning point: Maserati abandoned the acronyms it used for its cars and began to name them after winds. The first of these was the Mistral, for the strong northerly wind that blows over the Mediterranean. Designed by the Frua coachbuilder, the Mistral was unveiled in 1964 in a spyder version, an elegant reinterpretation of the fastback coupé, with an enormous amount of space for luggage. Fitted with a powerful 3.5 or 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine, it offered exhilarating performance with the wind in your hair.

Legend has it that when his people asked him why he insisted on keeping a Maserati Ghibli in his garage, Henry Ford II replied: “It’s staying there until you produce just as beautiful a Ford”. A car of such great beauty had to have a spyder version, created by the prodigious hand of Giorgetto Giugiaro. One of the most expensive cars of its time, it was equipped with a 4.7-liter V8 engine, or more rarely with a 335-hp 4.9-liter in the Spyder SS version.

In the 1980s, Maserati introduced the turbocharged engine with the 180-hp twin-turbo V6, with a top speed of over 215 km/h. The Biturbo Spyder was developed by Zagato, which transformed it into a two-seater (with two fold-down seats in the rear) by reducing its original wheelbase by 2400 mm. The Biturbo Spyder was launched in 1984 and continued to evolve until 1994, selling more than 3,000 cars in a decade.

Under the protective wing of Ferrari at the turn of the millennium, Maserati restarted its production of convertible cars with the Maserati Spyder, a basic name to reconnect to the history of the Mistral and Ghibli, the basis for many important pages written by fans of the genre. The Maserati Spyder – also known as the 4200 GT Spyder – arrived in 2001 and was presented as a sleek and modern car, with a luxurious interior and a powerful 4244-cc V8 engine that could deliver 390 hp and a top speed of 283 km/h. A luxurious car with a great rush of technology, such as the “Cambiocorsa” steering wheel gearbox inspired by Formula 1.

We then come to the 21st century, by which point Maserati still believed in open-top models, launching the GranCabrio in 2009. Designed by Pininfarina, it embodied the essence of Italian style and elegance by offering a powerful V8 engine and cutting-edge technology, a new symbol of Maserati’s commitment to combining driving pleasure with uncompromising performance.

And here we are with the present-day GranCabrio, the direct successor to the GranTurismo, a luxury car that then as now continues to turn heads and ruffle hair in the wind.

Pillars of GranCabrio
The characteristics of GranCabrio can be summed up in four basic concepts that condense the enormous potential of Maserati’s latest product:

  • Open-top elegance. Passion for detail, luxurious materials, and extraordinary quality to create an unrivalled outdoor experience in a convertible, as the epitome of the Maserati spirit
  • Performance. Driving pleasure, a powerful and muscular car on the track as well as on the road, ideal for travelling long distances with company
  • Cutting-edge technology. GranCabrio incorporates state-of-the-art technology, from the infotainment system to driver aids, to improve performance, safety, and entertainment
  • Iconic design. A unique style, designed alongside the coupé version, to interpret the transition from a hard roof to a retractable soft top in the best possible way

Soft top
Maserati GranCabrio stands out for its unparalleled “open-air experience”, to enjoy the road as you travel down them. The canvas roof, available in five colors – black, blue marine, titan grey, greige, garnet – offers an impeccable driving experience when closed in a coupé form, whereas the excellent aerodynamics and great comfort are maintained even when driving it as a convertible.

The canvas soft top can be operated when driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph). It opens in 14 seconds and closes in 16 seconds. The roof can be opened or closed at any time via a touch button on the central display.

To provide enough space for the folded top in the boot, a cargo space is available, which can also be folded down (horizontally inside the trunk) if you decide to travel with the roof closed, to increase the trunk capacity.

The Cabrio menu includes the option to open and close the soft top, either by gesture control or by pressing and holding the button. By swiping and holding a finger to the left, the user can close the soft top, or can swipe and hold right to open it. The movement can be stopped/resumed at any time by lifting the finger from the screen as the roof closes or opens, giving the user complete control of the mechanism.

Neck warmer and wind stopper
Comfort in the passenger compartment, even with the top down, is ensured by the neck warmer, which envelops the driver and passenger by blowing warm air directly from the newly designed seats. As standard on all models, it can be activated via a dedicated button on the comfort display, which can also be used to adjust the intensity of the air to any of the three speeds available.

One of the optional extras is a wind stopper that can be folded up in the boot. When fitted behind the front seats, it prevents the formation of turbulence in the passenger compartment when the top is down.

Naturally, this option is only available when two people are travelling, to simultaneously optimise the aerodynamics with the top down.

The wind stopper comes with a protective bag, for easy storage in the boot.

Design
Iconic design and open-top elegance
The new GranCabrio was created in parallel with the GranTurismo and follows the understated elegance of its lines, reaffirming the concept expressed by the coupé version with the optimal balance between aesthetic approach and unostentatious functionality. Just like in the GranTurismo, a union that has created a natural beauty and a design unaffected by fads, GranCabrio will always remaining timeless.

With undeniably unique and immediately recognizable lines, Maserati has created a sculpted technology: a pure shape suitable to cover best-in-class mechanics, emphasising the purity of its forms and its refined design cues.

The classic proportions of the Brand’s cars have been maintained, with the long hood and the central body intersected by the four fenders; proportions even further highlighted in such a sporty model, just like the GranTurismo. The soft top maintains the clean line when closed and highlights the luxury of the passenger compartment when open, maintaining the cleanliness of the lines.

Again, for the GranCabrio, a decision was made to maintain continuity with the design of the previous generation, widely appreciated among customers. The simultaneously elegant and decisive profile gives the surfaces a pleasantly dynamic appearance, the lines are sinuous, the volumes are gentle, with specific characterisation in the wheel arches to highlight the transition between the refinement of the design and the technical aspects of the car.

Exterior
Unique front and eye-catching rear light clusters

As with all new Maserati models, starting with the MC20 halo car, the front of the GranCabrio also features vertical lights, bringing back what has become a new lighting signature for the Brand. This stylistic decision gives the car a fresh, sporty look.

Conversely, the front grille includes the iconic 3D Trident logo.

The rear features the taillights launched in the GranTurismo, a mix between the classic boomerang form from many Maserati models in the past and a harpoon. Illuminated by Full LED technology, this shape also gives the GranCabrio an unmistakable, very assertive signature at the rear.

GranCabrio offers the driver and their passengers an exclusive welcome, featuring an interior and exterior lighting strategy, triggered based on how far away the keys are. The lights come on when you approach and move away, whereas the doors and boot are locked when the distance from the keys increases.*
*These features must be enabled in advance.

The cofango
One of the most distinctive and representative elements of the GranCabrio design is the ‘cofango’, previously seen in the GranTurismo. This portmanteau term is made up of cofano (‘bonnet’) and parafango (‘fender’), referring to a single component of the car that includes these two parts.

Made by a market leading partner in this technology, the GranCabrio’s ‘cofango’ is the same as the GranTurismo’s and has a surface area of over 3 m2, a market leader in terms of dimensions.

Wheels
The new Maserati GranCabrio comes with a staggered wheel configuration, larger at the rear (21” 295/30) than at the front (20” 265/30).

The wheel offering consists of six different designs, with four varying finishes for the Trofeo version.

The brake callipers come in five different colors for the Trofeo version: black, yellow, blue, red, and red anonized.

Colors
A typical feature of Maserati DNA that applies to the new GranCabrio, as it does to the GranTurismo, is inspiration from the Italian territory and the constant quest for beauty to make impactful pigments and innovative applications. The aim is a living surface, in constant interaction between light and matter.

Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo is available in six colors: Bianco Astro, Nero Assoluto, Blu Modena, Green Metallic, Grigio Incognito, and Grigio Maratea Matte.

In addition to these standard colors, a new range of 26 special shades and the option to customize your car with exclusive materials will be available as part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation program.

Interior
The GranCabrio trim level is bold and sophisticated; it fully embodies the spirit of Maserati by combining traditional Italian artisanship with the use of noble materials that perfectly define the elegance of the design, which can be breathed in throughout the passenger compartment. The result makes GranCabrio extremely luxurious, extolling its soul.

Pure, contemporary design
GranCabrio continues the path trodden by Maserati with the MC20 super sports car and its convertible sister Cielo, with the Grecale SUV and GranTurismo. With these models, Maserati began to define a line of interiors inspired by its philosophy, “balance of the opposites”.

The GranCabrio trim level is bold and sophisticated, fully interpreting the spirit of Maserati.
The tradition of Italian artisanship and the use of noble materials perfectly define the elegance of the design and the stitching that can be found throughout the passenger compartment. The result conveyed is one of great luxury, but at the same time it fully epitomises the spirit of the GranCabrio.

Once again in the GranCabrio, tradition in our local area and Italian artisanship are juxtaposed with innovation and technology. With its top down, the GranCabrio’s contrast between luxury and technology immediately catches the eye when you look at the uniquely crafted materials, then at the screens that bring together the controls.

The uniqueness of the materials and processes used in the car are an expression of engineered craftsmanship, i.e. the Italian artisan tradition in dialogue with state-of-the-art technology.

Everything is devoted to functionality: the interior design is inspired by the concept of a pure, contemporary, and emotive design, with room for new technology.

The absence of a gear lever means the space can be used to the full, with a series of useful compartments that have a great visual impact.

The completely clutter-free central tunnel (all commands are digital) is a celebration of high-quality materials.

The layout is a sports car’s, with a highly dynamic design for the door panels and a color division that highlights the design of the dashboard: a slim, delicate upper section appears to soar over the main part, enhanced by the craftsmanship of the various trim levels.

What makes the difference is the research and obsessive attention to detail.

Everything you touch inside the cabin is “real material,” to create a feeling of absolute harmony.

The sporty yet comfortable seats, with built-in headrests, take up the theme of the dashboard, even in the backrest. They are built on a lightweight frame, for a lower overall weight of the car.
The rear seats also follow the look of their front counterparts, as two real, extremely comfortable spaces.

Multi-function steering wheel
The GranCabrio’s multi-function steering wheel takes sportiness to the next level.

The start/stop button on the left emphasises the sporty ambition when starting the car. On the right, the second rotary switch provides a choice between drive modes and activates the optional air suspension.

The steering wheel comes with a blue start/stop button and perforated leather on the Trofeo version.

The paddle shifters behind the steering wheel are made of brushed dark aluminium as standard. The heating function can be activated via the Comfort display and is supplied as standard across the entire range.

Engineering
Architecture
In 2017, when the development of a new vehicle architecture for the GranTurismo range began from a ‘blank slate’, Maserati immediately thought of the open-top version too. In practical terms, GranCabrio was created together with GranTurismo, along the same guidelines. It is a 100% Maserati project that has faced the engineers at the Innovation Lab with the challenge of the Brand’s most iconic, “zero-compromise” product, to base it on the history of the House of the Trident and take it ahead into the future.

Built with technologies developed specifically for the project, the body makes extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminium and magnesium, together with high-performance steel for the most critical functions. Over 65% of the car is made of aluminium.

This multi-material approach required new manufacturing processes to be created, resulting in a minor increase in the weight of the GranCabrio compared to the GranTurismo’s: just 100 kg for the ICE version.

The architecture has also been designed to be modular, i.e., to house a petrol engine and electric motor with minimal adaptations.

Power source
V6 Nettuno engine
The GranCabrio’s six-cylinder 3000-cc twin-turbo engine is the same as the GranTurismo’s; it revolves around Maserati Twin Combustion (MTC) technology, which made its first appearance on the Nettuno engine, the driving force behind the MC20 super sports car, using patented pre-chamber combustion technology derived from Formula 1 engines.

GranCabrio Trofeo is equipped with the 542-hp twin turbo engine.

It is an extremely sophisticated engine, capable of finding the perfect synthesis between performance and consumption, given its extreme efficiency and ideal adaptation to usage conditions.

With its elongated front section, the height of the bonnet and the extremely sporty shape, the architecture of the GranCabrio is the result of precise technical decisions. All GranCabrio models are equipped with All-Wheel Drive transmission, and the decision to position the front differential in line with the engine has made it possible to create an ideal set-up with considerable benefits for the dynamics of the vehicle.

This positioning of the front differential meant the engine and likewise the car’s profile could be lowered, as well as bringing it closer to the centre of gravity by means of ideal mass distribution.

Compared to the MC20 Nettuno, the GranCabrio six-cylinder engine comes with a wet sump rather than a dry one. The engine is equipped with cylinder deactivation. In certain operating conditions, the right cylinder bank is deactivated, with its entire valvetrain kept disabled with a system of collapsible tappets: a result achieved with a specific oil circuit and the use of cutting-edge components.

The passive pre-chamber system, seen first in the MC20, is a unique solution on the market, which ignites the fuel in a separate chamber.

As the flames spread, combustion is transferred from the pre-chamber to the traditional combustion chamber by means of a series of specially sized perforations.

The upshot is faster, standardized, and efficient combustion. The true innovation is the use of this component in conjunction with a second spark plug. Together with the dual injection system, this juxtaposes two operational combustion systems within the same engine.

In practice, a pre-chamber combustion system has been combined with the traditional combustion system. This technical solution optimises performance (output, torque, and consumption) in all usage conditions, courtesy of the option of choosing the most suitable combustion mode.

These two systems must therefore be activated individually or simultaneously depending on the demand for torque, without the driver noticing any discontinuity in terms of performance, noise and driving comfort.

The development of a control strategy and specific engine hardware are key elements to ensure and confirm the validity and efficiency of the new combustion system in road-going cars. The result is an engine highly fluid in its delivery, combining a docile character with high performance depending on usage conditions on the road and on the track.

Vehicle Domain Control Module (VDCM)
The new electronic architecture developed by Maserati and launched in the GranTurismo is revived in the GranCabrio.

The focus is the Vehicle Domain Control Module (VDCM), the car’s “master controller”. A veritable orchestral conductor, it steers all the fundamental dynamics systems, with driver interaction via the drive mode selector on the right side of the steering wheel.

VDCM is a 100% Maserati project, with the software having been designed, implemented, and calibrated in-house.

This high-tech solution, based on Maserati’s many decades of know-how in vehicle dynamics, provides 360° control of the car by integrating information and operating on all the vehicle’s main systems, for maximum performance and the best driving experience in all conditions.

It acts as the car’s brain, setting precise targets and timing for the actuators, ensuring they are all aligned, reducing intervention times, and increasing performance, driving pleasure and safety.

The option of complete control at vehicle level (predictive, no longer reactive) provides the opportunity to define the GranCabrio’s dynamics, creating a clear distinction between the various drive modes.

Drive modes
Drive modes, Trofeo version
In its Trofeo version with the internal combustion engine, the GranCabrio comes with four different driving modes: COMFORT, GT, SPORT, CORSA, plus the ESC-OFF option to turn off all electronic control.

The modes can be selected via the rotary control on the steering wheel, with the suspension settings button in the middle.

COMFORT mode: the ideal mode for relaxed driving, to provide a high level of usability and maximum comfort. In this set-up, the suspension is adjusted for maximum comfort and the engine and transmission respond to commands less responsively, for an extremely soft driving experience

GT mode is the default drive mode when the car is started, and provides a balanced, typically “granturismo” driving experience. It is ideal for everyday driving and guarantees maximum usability, comfort, and efficiency without sacrificing characteristically GranCabrio dynamism.

In this mode, the exhaust remains discreet until a rev count of 5000 rpm is exceeded.

SPORT mode offers the best dynamic performance, for an exhilarating driving experience on everyday roads. The exhaust sound is boosted, the engine runs at maximum performance, the gearbox becomes fast and responsive, and the suspension set-up enhances the driving dynamics. The traction control gives greater freedom of control to the driver, who can even decide to disable ESC in conditions where it would be safe.

CORSA mode offers the driver the most extreme experience and the option of enjoying the true sporty embodiment of the GranCabrio without any compromises. In typical track use, the car adopts minimum control strategies, giving the driver freedom to test their driving ability. In this mode, the accelerator pedal becomes very direct, and the engine and gearbox become extremely responsive. The suspension damping level increases and the car takes on a ground clearance that maximises vertical downforce. The digital dashboard adapts the Corsa display to highlight the most relevant performance parameters. The driver’s ability to disable the ESC via a specific command completes the GranCabrio Corsa driving experience.

In Sport or Corsa modes, the driver has the option to enable Launch Control by pushing the “–” paddle and following the procedure indicated on the digital dashboard.

Performance optimisations in Corsa mode
In Corsa mode, additional features – accessed via the drive mode controls on the infotainment system – enable the driver to make further adjustments to levels of torque vectoring and traction control, from optimal performance conditions on a wet surface to settings for extreme drift.

In Sport or Corsa modes, the driver has the option to enable Launch Control by pushing the “–” paddle and following the procedure indicated on the digital dashboard.

Technology in the name of in-car pleasure
Digital cockpit
The interior of the GranCabrio is a perfect mix of luxury and technology, and includes a dual touchscreen.

  • 12.3” central display and 8.8” comfort display, both ergonomically positioned to facilitate access to the controls and to avoid any hindrance to the legs. The digital climate controls are simply placed and are the quickest to reach in the car’s class. The quick gesture controls, previously tried out in the GranTurismo, let you control the temperature and fan speed instantly, without taking your eyes off the road. Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife integrate your smartphone experience in seconds. Users can connect up to two phones.
  • 12.2” digital dashboard. It remains a benchmark in terms of intuitiveness, ease of configuration and irresistible graphics. The attention to detail is unparalleled in its segment, demonstrated by the elegance and refinement of the graphics and the shape of the screen, which wraps around the steering wheel to maximise the visibility of the information. The customisation options consist of four different layouts: Classic, Evolved, Relaxed and Corsa (the latter is automatically enabled in the Corsa drive mode). Embellished with elegant graphics, the numerous, useful widgets enrich the configuration of the digital dashboard.
  • Reconfigurable heads-up display. A rare feature in the segment, the heads-up display minimises driver distractions by projecting key information such as speed, maps, and directions directly onto the windscreen.
  • Maserati Digital clock. The best-loved in-car clock ever. An icon of the past transported into the future, revisited with modernity and functionality in mind. Reconfigurable in terms of various features: three skins (Classic, Design and Sport), four dynamic animations (compass, G-force meter, accelerator, and stopwatch) and contextual pop-ups (smartphone connection via Bluetooth and start of wireless phone charging). Users can also interact with the Digital clock via the voice command “Hey Maserati”, to operate the voice assistant and quickly control the aircon, media, navigation, and phone calls.

Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA)
The GranCabrio is equipped with the latest Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) multimedia system.

At the heart of MIA is the Android Auto operating system, offering speed, great operating performance, data processing similar to a tablet’s, as well as more memory, for a highly responsive user experience.

Providing each customer with a simple, intuitive, and customizable user experience, MIA can be configured with multiple tab-based screens with your favourite functions or the most commonly used ones, to optimise quick access and enable operations with just one tap.

The Android Auto operating system can also store up to five different user profiles. Each user can set up their own profile with their personal details, including music preferences and vehicle functions. The system also links other vehicle settings to the user’s profile, such as temperature and seat/mirror positioning. Switching from one user profile to another is extremely simple, with just one tap in the main menu.

MIA lets you connect two smartphones at once via Bluetooth, providing the option to manage various priority functions such as phone calls, music selection and text messages.

Passengers can use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to use their smartphone apps quickly, immediately and wirelessly, leaving their phones safely put away.

The GranCabrio is equipped with a new voice recognition system with software, microphone technology and natural voice functionality. By saying “Hey Maserati, set temperature to 21 degrees” for example, there is no need to press a button to start the voice recognition system.

With MIA, you can set up to five different user profiles, each according to individual preferences (your favourite settings for the climate control, media, navigation, seats, rearview mirrors, etc.).

Advanced Driver Assistance
For safe travel in a Maserati
The main task of driver assistance systems is to support the driver in complex situations, for full enjoyment of the GranCabrio driving experience.

In every Maserati, technology, design, and luxury converge, in a unique balance for the market. This guiding principle pervades every aspect of GranCabrio, including its ADAS systems. One example is the radar sensor, harmoniously integrated into the middle of the grille with the Maserati appendage, concealed behind the iconic Trident, with no compromises in terms of its detection capacity.

The main new features:

  • Maserati Active Driving Assist: a benchmark in the segment for fluidity and reliability, even in the most sudden manoeuvres. Made possible by their meticulous calibration, the features of the GranCabrio L2 ADAS preserve Maserati’s renowned driving comfort and give drivers significant confidence in the system. In particular, of the various L2 ADAS systems, the active lane assist feature is bolstered even further with Emergency Lane Keeping, to protect occupants with very powerful steering manoeuvres when a collision is imminent.
  • Dynamic road view: when using the driver assistance systems, the digital dashboard shows a dynamic 3D reconstruction of the surrounding vehicles.
  • Rear emergency braking: when reversing, the GranCabrio not only warns the driver with audible signals, but it also predicts imminent impacts and brakes automatically to eliminate the possibility of collision with vehicles and objects in front.
  • Surround view camera 2D: the surround view camera gives the driver a 360° overview of the car’s surroundings, accompanied by a bird’s-eye image of the car, which can easily be rotated by the driver.
  • Virtual wall: obstacles detected by the rear parking sensors are shown in the form of virtual blocks that change color depending on their proximity to the vehicle, to assist the driver when parking.

Maserati Connect
Maserati Connect uses the vehicle’s internet connection to enrich the driving experience with essential services for safety, navigation, entertainment, and comfort. With GranCabrio, the range of services available is even more comprehensive.

Most Maserati Connect services are free for up to 10 years.

The main services Maserati offers its customers include:

Maserati Guard: a powerful system to detect and retrieve the car in case it is stolen. The system notifies the GranCabrio owner in the event of a break-in, via a notification from the Maserati Connect app. Customers also have a dedicated phone number to coordinate vehicle recovery with local law enforcement agencies and, when and where possible, to prevent the engine from starting.

Safety (eCall, bCall roadside assistance): in case the occupants of the vehicle are in danger, Maserati GranCabrio is equipped with the Emergency Call service. Activated manually or automatically after an accident, it contacts the public ambulance service or a private provider (depending on country) to provide medical assistance. Maserati also offers the Roadside Assistance Call service, available in case the vehicle breaks down.

Maserati Connect app: enables the owner to interact with the car and view information on vehicle condition and location. The owner will also receive a notification in case the vehicle is stolen or if the driver breaks a set of rules previously set up in the app. Customers can also protect their vehicle from misuse by enabling Valet Mode when lending the car to others. Finally, the Maserati Connect app is intended to be used via a smartwatch, to maximise ease of use.

Alexa in-vehicle assistant + Wi-Fi hotspot: Alexa is the fastest and most powerful voice assistant ever included in a Maserati. It offers both Alexa’s typical voice commands and instantaneous remote control of navigation, media, calls and smart devices. A data subscription for your Maserati is also bundled in with the Alexa voice assistant, to activate the in-car Wi-Fi hotspot and surf the web on up to eight connected devices.

Alexa Home-to-vehicle: to interact with your Maserati from home, in complete comfort, simply by using your voice. Communicating with the Alexa Virtual Personal Assistant from home enables users to send destinations to the vehicle or check its status, for example fuel level, tire pressure and much more.

Maserati Guide and Drive: a standout among the connected services for satnav is predictive navigation, which suggests possible destinations based on your habits. The street view feature also adds real-world 120° images from the set destination, to help the driver find exactly where they are going. Other services include real-time information on traffic, parking availability and fuel prices. Interaction with your smartphone is optimised by the Last-Mile Navigation feature, which can send your destination to your personal device in case it is inaccessible to vehicles (e.g., in a pedestrian area). The feature can also be used vice versa, from your smartphone to your car.

Sonus faber sound system
The GranCabrio’s audio system provides a superior listening experience and a unique all-round immersive sound experience, courtesy of the exceptional Sonus faber system.

Designed and made by Sonus faber, the Italian artisans of sound, the GranCabrio offers two different audio configurations: the standard Premium audio system featuring 13 speakers and 2D surround, with an output of 815 watts for a unique natural sound experience; and the optional High Premium audio system with 16 speakers, 2D and 3D surround sound with powerful amplification, up to 1060 watts, for depth of field and truly unique roundness of sound. Both systems offer different presets for an enhanced sound experience.

Natural materials and exclusive speaker design produce an extremely real-world sound in the cabin, with specific attention paid to spatial and temporal alignment between the tweeters and mid-range speakers to create the distinctive “Voice of Sonus faber” (VoS) tone.

The subwoofer technology has also been modified, as in the GranTurismo. No longer encased in the boot, it is now in the open air, paired with the external cavity to optimise performance and space.

The original Sonus faber natural sound experience is nearly as immersive and exceptional in the standard configuration, courtesy of its 13 speakers and a dual DSP amplifier (total of 815 watts): 4 Tweeter, 3 Front Midrange, 2 Front Woofer, 2 Rear Midrange, 1 Mid-seats rear Woofer, 1 Subwoofer.

In the optional version, Sonus faber offers 16 speakers at a higher quality than the standard system, driven by a more powerful amplifier, again with dual DSP that delivers up to a total of 1060 watts: 5 Tweeter, 3 Front Midrange, 2 Front Height Midrange, 2 Front Woofer, 2 Rear Midrange, 1 Mid-seats rear Woofer, 1 Subwoofer.

Technical specifications table

GRANCABRIO TROFEO
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Length (mm) 4966
Width – with side mirrors (mm) 2113
Width – without side mirrors (mm) 1957
Height (mm) 1365
Wheelbase (mm) 2929
Front track (mm) 1646
Rear track (mm) 1660
Front overhang (mm) 949
Rear overhang (mm) 1088
Turning circle (mm) 12.4
Boot capacity – cargo space open/close (L) 172/131
Fuel tank capacity (L) 70
Homologated weight (kg) 1895 (EU), 1958 (NA), 1950 (CHINA)
Weight distribution 51/49
ENGINE ARCHITECTURE
Engine architecture Six cylinders, V6 90°
Displacement 2992 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 88 x 82
Compression ratio 11:1
Max. power output 542 hp
Max. power output at full speed 542 hp @6500 rpm
Peak torque 650 Nm
Peak torque at full speed 650 Nm @3000 rpm
PERFORMANCE
Top speed km/h 316
0-100 km/h 3.6”
0-200 km/h 12.2”
Stopping distance,
100-0 km/h (m)
<37 m
FUEL CONSUMPTION & EMISSIONS
Fuel consumption
(combined cycle), L per 100 km
10,601
CO2 emissions (combined cycle), g/km 240.2 – 228.1 g/km
TRANSMISSION
Transmission 8HP75 Gen2
Gear ratios 5 (I)3.2 (II)2.143 (III)1.720 (IV)1.313 (V)1 (VI)0.823 (VII)0.640 (VIII)-3.478 R
Final ratio 3.09
SUSPENSION
Front Double-wishbone suspension with “semi-virtual” steering axis
and air springs with electronic damping control
Rear Multilink suspension, spring-loaded electronic self-locking differential
BRAKES
Front Ventilated discs, 380 x 34 mm

Brembo 6-piston fixed callipers

Rear Ventilated discs, 350 x 28 mm

Brembo 4-piston fixed callipers

TYRES
Front 265/30 ZR20
Rear 295/30 ZR21

 

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