Some cars just scream ‘classic’ regardless of how old they are, and when it’s rocking such understatedly stunning design lines, like this nearly-new 2012 Maserati GranSport Cabrio Sport, it’s very easy to imagine them being just so desirable for so many years to come. It’s also very easy to imagine myself cruising down to the south of France in this white-on-carbon V8 screamer with a suitably stunning female companion. But, I digress…
This GranSport Cabrio Sport is the fastest, highest spec and most up to date GranSport Cabrio you can get. Basically, a factory-built special edition that gets every last drop of goodies from the Maserati special store room, as well as the lashings of optional carbon fibre styling inside and outside this Imperials car.
White cars are where it’s at right now, and there is no finer look than this high-style Italian bodywork finished in Bianco Eldorado with black carbon highlights, and Nero black leather seating. Even better is this Imperials car’s tiny mileage and £30,000 saving on its new price.
If it’s a drop-top Maser that you hanker after, but the budget wasn’t quite stretching to well in excess of £100,000, then this right-at-the-top-of-the-range GranSport Cabrio Sport has got to be on your radar.
Powered by a Ferrari co-developed 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine; boosted for this Sport variant to a very healthy (and fully throaty at full bore!) 444bhp, the most sporting Maserati drop-top you can buy will smash 60mph in just five seconds and rock on to 177mph; just flick your right hand fingers and let the ZF sports-auto 6-speed ‘box do the work.
As well as every conceivable piece of uprated carbon fibre, this GranSport Cabrio benefits from a full, contrasting stitched black leather interior, premium Bose audio with iPod connectivity, sat-nav, and if there is a bit of a nip in the air, the electric heated memory seats will soon take the edge off. It’s the kind of top draw interior you’ll want to show off, so why not fold that power roof and top up your suntan in serious Italian style?
Rare, fast, ultra-high-spec and priced to entice; this Imperials Maserati GranSport Cabrio Sport is about as perfect a summer-ready Italian modern classic as you’ll find.
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By Dan Anslow