The gorgeous Maserati GranCabrio MC has made its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show today, a model created to complete the automaker’s open-top range. It is 48mm longer than the GranCabrio and GranCabrio Sport and has the front end of the MC Stradale, while the hood has two large air outlets located in the center for cooling down the V8 engine.
The two front wings also sport two air outlets for cooling the brakes, while the redesigned headlights have received the LED treatment and include daytime running lights. At the back it has a large spoiler that incorporates the third brake light. It comes with 20-inch MD Design wheels with either a glossy or a matte finish wrapped around in 360x32mm tires at the front and 330x28mm tires in the back.
Inside the cabin there is an extra 20mm legroom for the passengers sitting in the back, while the steering wheels has been reshaped. Also changed are the front and rear seats, and as standard the GranCabrio MC comes with Trofeo-design steering wheel paddles similar to the ones fitted on the GranTurismo Sport.
At the heart of the 2013 Maserati GranCabrio MC is a V8 4.7-liter engine that produces 460 HP (338 kW) and a peak torque of 383 lb-ft (520 Nm) available at 4,750 rpm. This power unit is mated to a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox that comes with five operating modes: Auto-Normal, Auto-Sport, Manual-Normal, Manual-Sport and Ice.
It is able to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in just 4.9 seconds and it will keep on accelerating until it hits a top speed of 179 mph (289 km/h). To stop the car in time, the Italian firm has fitted this model with Brembo one-piece aluminum alloy brake calipers that are available in several colors.
You can find out more by reading the press release below.