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 GranCabrio reaches the high point on the pass, we catch a distant glimpse of the Great Wall, miles away on a wooded ridge, an overgrown ruin silhouetted against the receding light. Stopping here in that chilly, shaded hairpin, we're offered a little taster of the sheer scale of China, its vast, untouched emptiness. And, slightly lost in the immensity of it all, past and future are brought curiously close by the locally registered £100k Italian supercar, a European product for which there is a very real demand in this mighty and exploding economy, forming an infinitesimal speck amidst this massive landscape - with its humbling imperial legacy - winding west into the sunset.