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Maserati GranCabrio

The independent definitive Maserati GranCabrio video review

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    By Steve Walker

    Maserati wants its vehicles to have style and luxury as well as high performance. Jonathan Crouch checks out the latest version of the desirable GranCabrio.

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    Maserati is a car brand that conjures up all the right images. The problem was that for too long, the achingly cool Italian heritage was fronting up for a lacklustre product range. The good news for anyone with a soft spot for the classic Maseratis of the 50s and 60s, or a spare hundred grand to spend on a luxury saloon or sportscar, is that the company looks to have turned the corner. The latest crop of cars is worthy of the trident badge and none whisper Maserati more seductively than the GranCabrio.

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    Pretty? Check. Thunderous V8 engine? Check. Luxurious leather-clad interior? Check. The Maserati GranCabrio has proved to be a fine demonstration of where the Maserati is going in the modern era and has recently received its final package of updates. If you're lucky enough to have £110,000-£120,000 to spend on a sports convertible, you would be remiss not to consider it.

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    So the time has come to reward yourself with a really desirable six-figure sportscar, something with an open-top, a classic badge and an engine to die for. We're talking a step above the German premium brands here. After all, you can feel proud to have a cabriolet Mercedes or Audi in the driveway but your choice won't stop the traffic. Here's a car that will. Maserati's GranCabrio. It's a rather unique choice too. In the luxury convertible class, hardly any of the options on offer have proper rear seat space for four and those that do, Bentleys and BMWs, are anything but cutting edge sportscars. This Italian, in contrast, claims to offer everything. A Ferrari engine note, sharp driving manners and room in the rear to share the experience with a couple of fortunate friends. What could be better?

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