Maserati names its price for GranCabrio Sport

Maserati’s new drop-top comes with six-figure price tag.

MASERATI’S new GranCabrio Sport will cost £102,615 on the road, with the first right-hand drive vehicles reaching their lucky owners in October 2011.
The Pininfarina designed four seater convertible was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and was welcomed with great enthusiasm by customers and the press.
Conceived as a harder-edged GranCabrio, the GranCabrio Sport uses a more powerful and fuel-efficient version of Maserati’s 4.7-litre V8. This naturally aspirated engine produces 450bhp and 510Nm of torque.
Maserati’s Friction Reduction Programme has made the GranCabrio Sport’s engine more reactive to the driver’s inputs, whilst achieving a further 6% reduction in fuel consumption. Its ZF six-speed automatic transmission is super-fast and the car has a potential top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph) and the 0-100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) sprint is now reduced to 5.2s.
The Skyhook active-suspension system has been revised to grant a sportier feel and so has the braking system which features grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs.
There is a revised exhaust system which automatically opens its bypass valves in Sport mode to provide a richer sound.
The GranCabrio Sport features a new body colour, Rosso Trionfale, a rich metallic red inspired by the Italian national colour used on 1950s racing Maseratis.