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Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Reviewed

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Reviewed

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The WSJ takes the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible for a spin:

It’s big, it’s reasonably fast, it’s got curves to make Christina Hendricks look like Calista Flockhart. As it pulls out into suburban traffic, the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible radiates a weird and alien glamour—imagine a Frank Gehry building situated in central Pyongyang. Once under power, the GT-C is a big, not-so-bruising gran turismo, and whatever edginess the coupe has is dulled by the extra weight of the soft top. For all the vocalizing coming from the Ferrari-sourced V8 and exhaust, and the drama that goes with banging the paddle-shift gears, acceleration is fairly leisurely: 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, which makes it among the slowest cars in its class. Such is the fate of 361 pound-feet of torque pitted against 4,365 pounds. The car is still fun to drive, to be sure. The chassis balance is excellent, and you can bend the car into a corner at rather interesting speeds, confident that the lateral grip from the summer Pirellis will be there to catch you. The ride is firm but pleasant. As an open-top luxury cruiser, you’d be hard-pressed to find its equal. – from WSJ

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  • I think the most attractive thing about the GranTurismo, when compared to the run-of-the-mill supercars by German competitors, is that it is somewhat alien and oddly unique, such that there’s no predicting what may happen the next time you toss the key in the ignition and start her up.

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