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The 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible aka GranCabrio in Europe is officially on sale in North America.  Customers in the US will be able to buy the car for $135,800, exclusive of taxes and paperwork.

Included in that price is the Italian automakers' 4.7-liter V8 engine producing 433 horsepower.  The engine is mated to a six-speed adaptive automatic gearbox controlled by paddle shifters.  With torque topping out at 361 ft-lb, the car is capable of a 0-62 mph sprint of 5.5 seconds before peaking at 176 mph.

New customers can choose between 14 exterior colors, nine of which are standard, six colors for the droptop, six color tints for the brakes, and ten different choices of dye for the Poltrona Frau Leather.  Chrome trim is available on the exterior, while interior trim can be completed in three different woodgrains, including Rosewood, Walnut, and Wenge.  There are over 272,000 different color combinations available on the convertible.

In 24 seconds the top can be opened or closed without ever infringing on the cabin.  The car also comes with 20-inch Birdcage wheels, active suspension, quad-tailpipe exhaust, and a rear parking alarm.  A surround sound stereo from Bose is also included.

Available now, the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible should begin popping up at dealerships across North America.

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