Sport edition of the GranCabrio model gets a revised 4.7 liter V8 featuring a few more ponies.

Maserati will be premiering the new GranCabrio Sport at the Geneva auto show on March 1st.

The GranCabrio Sport comes with a newly configured variant of the all-alloy 4.7 liter V8 power plant of the standard GranCabrio model. The new output level reaches 331 kW (450 PS / 444 bhp) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque over the standard 440 PS (324 kW / 434 hp) while featuring a 6 percent reduction in fuel-economy. Transmission is a six-speed ZF automatic with the same MC Auto Shift software as in the Quattroporte Sport GT S and top speed is 285 km/h (177 mph).

Upgraded for the Sport edition, the Skyhook active-suspension system now gets a sportier tuning and brakes are beefed up by means of grooved and drilled dual-cast discs.

For a distinguishing look, the GranCabrio Sport gets a new black grille, front corner splitters, side skirts and a Trident with red accents. Headlights are revised for more black on white contrast.

The GranCabrio Sport gets a new color too - Rosso Trionfale (Triumphant Red).

The model goes on sale starting in the summer.

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