Maserati GranCabrio revealed before Frankfurt debut |

It’s been a while since we saw an important debut in the Maserati booth at a major auto show, but next month, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Italian car maker will show the all-new Maserati GranCabrio, the first four-seater convertible in their history. Though the press release says Maserati has now three different families of models (Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranCabrio), the new model is basically the convertible version of the GranTurismo, which everyone thought it would be called the GranTurismo Spider.

However, the car looks great and it will definitely be a strong competitor in the four-seats convertible market. What I really like is the was Maserati presented the four-seats feature in the press release: “Four proper seats, so that the rear passengers are not merely supporting actors, but co-stars of the journey.” Still, we’ll have to wait a few weeks until the show to see if those back seats are truly as comfortable as they say.

Under the hood, the Maserati GranCabrio will be powered by the same 440 hp (323 kW) 4.7-liter V8 from the GranTurismo S. Maserati hasn’t released the performance numbers yet, but we expect it to be a little slower than the GranTurismo S, which sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 193 mph (295 km/h).

Like we said before, the new GranCabrio will make its official world debut on September 15, at the Frankfurt show, with sales scheduled to start this winter and first deliveries next spring.

Photo Gallery: The new Maserati GranTurismo

[Source: Maserati]

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