Maserati Grancabrio MC revealed

  • Maserati Grancabrio MC
  • Hardcore soft-top revealed
  • Expected to be powered by 454bhp 4.7-litre V8
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This is the Maserati Grancabrio MC, which has made its debut at the 2012 Paris motor show.

The hot soft-top is 48mm longer than other Grancabrios and is based on the range-topping Granturismo MC Stradale coupe.

The car is powered by the same 453bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine that's in the MC Stradale Coupe. That means the Grancabrio MC can reach 0-62mph in 4.9s and a top speed of 179mph.

It has a six-speed automatic gearbox which features five modes - Auto-Normal, Auto-Sport, Manual-Normal, Manual-Sport and Ice. The Sport modes, both permit gear changes that are 50% faster than the normal setting.

The car has a deep spoiler and large air intakes and features new headlights. At the rear, there's a bootlid spoiler and a new bumper with integral splitter. It also gets side sill extensions and bespoke alloy wheels.

The Grancabrio MC comes with 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

The cabin has new seats, redesigned headrests and rear-seat passengers now have 20mm more legroom.

Prices have yet to be revealed but we'd expect the Maserati Grancabrio MC to cost in excess of £120,000.

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By Pete Barden
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