Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale revealed ahead of Paris Motor Show 2012

Images of the new Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale have been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show later this month. With only a host of images, it is yet unsure what the new convertible will put forth but it is evident that it will possess a more powerful engine as compared to the Maserati 4.7 liter V8 engine which offered 444 bhp and 510 Nm torque.

The Stradale will also feature quicker gear changes through a MC Race Shift electro actuated transmission with sturdier suspension settings. Where outer features are concerned, the upcoming model will have newly designed front and rear bumpers, hood air scoops, deep rear diffuser and twin tailpipes, a boot lid spoiler and different alloy wheels.

Once the new GranCabrio MC Stradale is ready for launch, it will be styled similar to GranTurismo MC Stradale while also with similarities to Sports variants of Maserati’s four seater convertible. Further details regarding its interior features and engine specifications will be made clearer at the Paris Motor Show opening its doors on September 29th, 2012.

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International debut for Maserati GranCabrio MC.

Designed to complete Maserati’s open-top range, the new Maserati GranCabrio MC blends high performance and sports characteristics derived from racing experience with the style, charm and practicality of Maserati’s four seater convertible.

Inspired and encouraged by the considerable success of the GranTurismo MC Stradale, which was warmly received by customers thanks to a masterly translation and adaptation of racing characteristics for use on the road, the new GranCabrio MC has a highly sporty and aggressive look, while maintaining the strengths and characteristics of a true grand tourer, ideal for long journeys.

The car, 48 millimetres longer than the GranCabrio and GranCabrio Sport, is characterised by a front end which is inspired directly by the MC Stradale, adopting a profile designed to optimise the aerodynamic lift and flow. These differ from those on other versions of the GranCabrio due to the increased car length and other aerodynamic elements at the rear end.

The rear is characterised by the large spoiler, for greater negative lift at high speeds. Inside the spoiler, built into the luggage compartment, is the third brake light. The standard version comes in the same colour as the body and it is also available, within the various car customisation packages, with a carbon finish.