Friday, 16 September 2011

2012 Maserati GranCabrio Exlusive Experinces

The Maserati GranCabrio is designed for those who take pleasure from good taste andwho appreciate Italian power and elegance. However, they do not want tobe limited by using the car just as a couple or not being able to atall because there is a new addition to the family. In the 2012 GranCabriothe joy of sharing experiences reaches previously unattainable heights. The open-top, four-seater GranCabrio offers the chance to share afantastic driving experience with those you love, one enhanced by topquality materials, the aroma of prestigious woods and refined leather.Gran Cabrio is Maserati’s exclusive take on the need to live excitingexperiences in company as opposed to the mania of owning things justfor the sake of it. The Maserati’s renowned traditions and experience, tying the new vehicle tothe GranTurismo concept and bringing to life past GranSports. At thesame time, the name underlines how much the car differs from everymodel that has preceded it. The GranCabrio redefines the idea of acabriolet.

Maserati GranCabrio
The Maserati GranCabrio manages to be both dynamic and elegant. The cardraws its inspiration from the GranTurismo, an example of the perfectsynthesis of modernity, sensuality and passion. The flanks also feature chrome elements that give the GranCabriosome added gloss. One particularly goodlooking feature is thecontinuous chrome trim that encircles the cabin and integrates with thethird rear stop light. Towards the back of the car, thetriangular light cluster is formed by 96 LEDs with a wide diffuser thatfurther underlines the car’s athletic poise. This sporty feel is alsoseen in the generous 20” wheel rims that reflect the Trident design.Theshape of the GranCabrio is the result of extensive aerodynamic testingaimed at limiting the drag typical of droptop cars. The GranCabrioboasts a Cx coefficient that is one of the best in its class: 0.35 withthe hood up and 0.39 with it down. The spoiler and rear diffuser bothcontribute to obtaining top draw roadholding.

2012 Maserati GranCabrio
2012 Maserati GranCabrio
The Maserati GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7 litre V8 that delivers 440bhp, has a six-speed ZF automatic transmission and hydraulic torqueconverter. The Maserati GranCabrio features a six-speed, ZF automatictransmission with a hydraulic torque converter to give extremely fluidgear shifts while maintaining the characteristics of the sporty V8engine. The transmission has four modes and is also fitted withself-adapting control that adjusts the type of gear change to thedriving style and road conditions. In Manual mode, gear changes are sequentially made by the driver via the steering column mounted paddles or the gearstick.

2012 Maserati GranCabrio Interior
The engine on the Maserati GranCabrio is an eight cylinder, 4691ccV90° capable of developing 440 bhp at 7000 rpm and with a peak torqueof 490 Nm at 4750 rpm. The power unit uses the advanced technologytypical of all Maserati engines. This allows the declared power figuresto be reached, ensures smooth gear changes and a quiet engine. Thetiming is actioned by two overhead camshafts per bank and four valvesper cylinder controlled by hydraulic tappets. The overhead camshafts onthe aspirated side are controlled by a low pressure, continual phasevariator, a technical solution that, together with the optimisation ofthe combustion chamber, allows 82% of the maximum torque from 2500 rpmfor a superb overtaking, even in high gears.

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