by Joe LaMuraglia
I normally don’t post teaser photos of new vehicles. There are a few reasons for this:
1. I can’t compete with likes of TheCarConnection.com or AutoBlog.com in terms of timing and number of people dedicated to keeping the site fresh and updated
2. Most enthusiasts aren’t coming to Gaywheels.com for daily news updates.
But every once in a while, I receive a press release that I simply have to share. Today Maserati released photos of their upcoming GranCabrio and it is so stunning, I had to share. The convertible version of the much-loved GranTurismo will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor on September 15th.
From Maserati’s press release: The GranCabrio is continuing the Maserati tradition in open-top fine automobiles, beginning with the 1950 A6G Frua Spyder, and continuing through a long list of significant and thrilling open air models. However, in adding to this 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 are provided, so that the rear passengers are not merely supporting actors, but co-stars of the journey.
The GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7 liter V8, 433hp engine and is the convertible with the longest wheelbase on the market. The GranCabrio’s roof is strictly canvas-made, emphasizing the link with the Maserati tradition.
The Maserati GranCabrio will be marketed this coming winter, and experienced by customers the world over from the following spring.
To get an idea of how we feel about Maseratis, read our review of the GranTurismo.
Que bella macchina!
Photos courtesy of Maserati