Like Chuck Taylors, the Beatles or Ray-Bans, some things are no longer out of style. They also remain because of nostalgia, but because they have stood the test of time. Overlooking the delicately sculpted hood of the 2018 Maserati GranCabrio, the musical torrent of a naturally aspirated, Ferrari-built V-8 naturally aspirated to the top of its aging lungs, we wonder if it is the quest for this Italian GT by Excellency.
The new front and rear bumpers of the Maserati GranCabrio 2018 elegantly fine-tune the visual impact of the striking original style. The Sport and MC share the same basic characteristics, although each has unique inserts to accentuate its distinctive character. In addition, the headlights for each model are slightly redesigned for 2018, while a new rear parking camera is now integrated. The front bumper has a larger hexagonal grille with a “shark nose” profile and a chrome insert all around. The new nose is inspired by the sensational Alfieri Concept and adds a three-dimensional effect to the front view. This design also optimizes the distribution of airflow and reduces aerodynamic drag.
The headlights for 2018 retain the same profile and LED / Bi-Xenon functionality, but feature discreet and discreet restyling. This includes the Day Day Circular Lights, the grooved housing in the xenon lamp areas and the embossed Maserati inscription. In addition, the MC version headlights have a darker finish. Although the elegant body of the GranCabrio remains intact, the rear bumper has been redesigned for the sole purpose of highlighting the natural elegance of this iconic GT. With its cleaner and more consistent design, the new bumper accentuates the impression of stability while adding an elegant finish to the unknown silhouette of the car.
The elegant interior of the GranCabrio offers unrivaled comfort thanks to its four individual Poltrona Frau leather seats with integrated head restraints. For 2018, the dashboard features a more sculpted design in the passenger area, completed in a high-end style with sewn leather finishes. The centerpiece of the dashboard is now a capacitive high-resolution 8.4 “touch screen from the state of the art.
Performance for GranCabrio are not yet released, but the same 4.7-liter V8 resides under the hood, developing 343 kW of power at 7000 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 4750rpm. The drive is sent to the rear wheels via a ZF-source six-speed automatic transmission.
Prices and specifications for the updated GranCabrio range will be announced in early 2018.