2010 Top Gear Awards: Cabriolet of the Year
Gorgeous 440bhp V8 Maserati GranCabrio shatters the peace in rural China...
Posted: 14 Jan 2011
As the hills near, looming out of the high haze, the road begins to climb and tighten, and the ‘Sport' button beckons. Refined grand tourer this may be, but the GranCabrio is still a Maserati.
The revs build more readily now, shifts feel harder and faster, and the throttle response is more immediate. Out back, the exhaust rises an octave, and the sense of lazy opulence is exchanged for something far more urgent and visceral. The Modenese nobleman has rolled off his kid gloves and cracked his knuckles. Prego.