Maserati will launch its GranCabrio, the first four-seater convertible in the Trident carmaker’s history, at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15th. The introduction of the GranCabrio – the Trident’s third model – completes Maserati’s product line-up that now consists of three different families of models: Quattroporte, GranTurismo, GranCabrio.

The GranCabrio is said to be a Maserati in the purest sense of the word: from the unmistakable style by Pininfarina to the spacious interior, from the craftsmanship of each detail to the driving pleasure and performance.

The GranCabrio continues the Maserati tradition in open-top cars, joining models that have played such an important part in the Modena carmaker’s history such as the 1950 A6G Frua Spyder, 1960 3500GT Vignale Spyder, 1964 Mistral Spyder, 1968 Ghibli Spyder and 2001 Spyder designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the car that marked Maserati’s return to the United States. In the footsteps of tradition, the GranCabrio opens a new chapter, because never before have four-seater top-down models ever been produced at the Viale Ciro Menotti Maserati factory. Four proper seats as in the GranTurismo coupe, so that the rear passengers are are able to enjoy the journey and all the the admiring glances from passers-by.

The GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7 litre V8, 323 kW engine and is the longest wheelbase convertible on the market. Its roof is strictly canvas, in preference to the folding hardtop roof of Mercedes SL Roadster, emphasizing the link with the Maserati tradition.

First deliveries of the Maserati GranCabrio will be from spring 2010.

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