2010 Top Gear Awards: Cabriolet of the Year
Gorgeous 440bhp V8 Maserati GranCabrio shatters the peace in rural China...
Posted: 14 Jan 2011
Great drifts of leaves, turned a soft, pale yellow, whip up in rooster tails behind the car as it sweeps through long left- and right-hand bends, that haughty exhaust note lingering in the wake. The six-speed auto works perfectly at this pace, firm but gentle, piling on the revs and then succinctly shifting, building speed without forfeiting any of the Maserati's inherent grace and detachment. This is two tonnes of grand touring al fresco, and it doesn't need to be hurried.