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Company Maserati has presented cabriolet GranTurismo

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Company Maserati has officially presented the open version of compartment GranTurismo which has received name GranCabrio and is equipped by a soft developing roof. The world premiere of the car will take place in the beginning of September on automobile show in Frankfurt.

For increase in rigidity the body of open updating has been strengthened, because of what the weight of a cabriolet has increased from 1880 kgs (at version GranTurismo S) to approximately two tons. In connection with these dynamic characteristics of a cabriolet will be little bit worse, than at coupe. Official data to 100 km/h and yet are not informed the maximum speed on time of dispersal of the car, however it is supposed, that to 96 km/h the novelty can be accelerated for 5,5 seconds, and the maximum speed will make about 290 km/h (on 5 km/h less, than at GranTurismo).

GranCabrio

In motor compartment Maserati GranCabrio the eight-cylinder 4,7-litre engine "is hidden" by power of 440HP To be aggregated the motor begins with the six-high-speed robotised transmission MC-Shift, capable to switch transfer for 100 milliseconds.

Sales of open version GranTurismo will begin in the European car market in March, 2010. Cabriolet cost, according to sources Autocar in company Maserati, will be approximately for 15 percent above, than at a compartment, the prices on which in Europe begin from 121 thousand 260 euros.