Maserati GranCabrio Review
When passion is incorporated in form a rich form of car construction takes place and Maserati GranCabrio is just the right example of the same. The beauty of GranCabrio is something that strikes straight to the heart. It marks it debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is notable as the first ever four-seater convertible from Maserati. This convertible holds advanced features and a desirable dynamism that makes the GranCabrio all the more lively and competent that will help the manufacturer in enhancing its market share in Philippines.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
The GranCabrio is equipped with a potent 4.7 litre engine which is capable enough to awaken your senses with its thrilling performance. The maximum power delivered by the engine measures 450 hp at 7000 rpm and maximum torque measures 510 Nm at 4750 rpm. The car is agile enough to awaken your senses, clocking 100 kmph mark between 5.2 seconds and the top speed measures 285 kmph. The mileage of the car will not impress you much as the figure of 6.8 kmpl is quite low when compared to the other top guns in Philippines.
A design that is not only ideal for a top motoring but also capable enough to turn heads right away. The stretched and gracious 'V' bonnet design with the fluidic aerodynamic hints and curved bulges, the oval shaped nose in the form of the chromed grille with concave horizontal slats and the eye-catching company's crown and the sharp and dazzling headlamps gives the convertible a captivating front look. The overall dimensions of the car measures 4881 mm X 1915 mm X 1353 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 2942 mm that makes provision for ample cabin space as well as stability at high speeds. The dynamic spirit of the car is further extended by 20 inch alloy wheels with Maserati's logo incorporated in the center.
The unique spirit of Maserati is clearly visible in the interior and one can enjoy the exclusive mix of elegance, craftsmanship, racing style as well as comfort. Comfort part of the convertible is a product of the Poltrona Frau leather covered seats, which fetch a cozy and luxurious amount of comfort for the occupants and it is made more perceptible with the fine tuned climate control system. The driver is offered a large feast of authority with the leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift lever, a purely intuitive instrument cluster, the Maserati Multimedia System with 7-inch screen and the rear shift pedals with rear Alcantara finish. Along with all this comfort the car features a little tense boot space of 173 litre, which is credit to its cabriolet functionality.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Maserati GranCabrio wholeheartedly lets you experience the best of dynamism along with an assurance of care with the long array of dependable safety features employed in it. The disc brakes coupled with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD) , and Brake Assist (BA) provides efficient braking in varied situations. The car employs dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags and curtain side head airbags to provide the best protection to the occupants in extreme conditions. The other safety features include Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Positive Torque Control (PTC), front as well as rear parking sensors and Immobilizer.
The elegant styling, charismatic V8 engine and effective handling makes Maserati Gran Turismo a paragon of feline power as well as grace. Thus, making it a tough competitor in the market of Philippines. However, there is more scope for refinement when it comes to fuel economy and cargo space.