Maserati has finally unveiled the 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, the one model that was noticably missing when the Italian car company first premiered the new updated version of its GranTurismo earlier this week. Now it looks like they were saving the best for last since the convertible body style GrandTurismo is set to premier at this weekend’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the south of England.
Maserati has prepared some minor changes and updates to the exterior design of the 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. The new model will feature a new grille which very closely resembles the one used on the Alfieri concept car that premiered back in 2014. Moreover, look out for a new more aerodynamic front bumper, as well as rear bumper that was cleaned up a bit for a more streamlined look. All of these changes result in a reduced aerodynamic drag which goes from 0.35 to 0.33.
The new 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, like all other GranTurismo models comes with a bevy of useful features and tech. There is the popular infotainment system from Fiat Chrysler Automobile with an accompanying 8.4 inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. In terms of design, the new model’s center console will now feature a new forged aluminum rotary dial controller, as well as the new button cluster that is designated for the GranTourismo’s driving modes selector. Among the rest of the standard features are the Harman Kardon sound system, the double dial clock and the Poltrona Frau leather trim that can be replaced by the optional Alcantara trim if need be.
Engine and Powertrain
Much like the coupe model that Maserati premiered just a few days ago, the new convertible model will be offered in in Sport and MC guises only. Both of these models will feature the 4.7-liter V-8 engine that is capable of producing up to 460-horsepower. They will also come with a rear wheel drive only, as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission system. Furthermore, both models will offer an impressive performance with a 0-60 mph time that will reportedly remain under 5.0 seconds.
2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Release Date and Price
Maserati is yet to announce the release date and pricing for the new 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. The announcement is expected to come at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed showcase that is happening this weekend. We’ll keep you updated on the latest information from the festival and the GranTurismo presentation.