• Jan 20th 2010 at 6:30PM
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The weather outside may be frightful, but fret not, because summer is coming soon...ish. And when it does, you're going to want the right set of wheels. With that in mind, the good folks over at Maserati North America have revealed the pricing for their new GranTurismo Convertible (also known as the GranCabrio overseas) so you can start saving now. And save you will if you want to get your hands on one, because it sells for a princely $135,800 (MSRP, before taxes and additional fees).

If you're wondering how much it costs to lob the roof off a GranTurismo and replace it with a triple-insulated retractable soft top, consider that the standard coupe starts at $117,500, for a difference of – carry the one, divide by the square root of pi – $18,300. When you consider, however, that the convertible comes standard with the larger 4.7-liter engine from the $121,500 GranTurismo S, the additional cost of open-air motoring comes out to a somewhat more manageable $14,300, which may or may not make it easier to justify to your spouse. Details in the press release after the jump.

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ. January 19, 2010... Maserati North America is pleased to announce a base MSRP of $135,800* in the United States for the highly anticipated 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible.

This four-seat convertible demonstrates Maserati's expertise in the production of exclusive hand-built automobiles by providing an unprecedented level of personalization choices as standard equipment including:
  • 9 Exterior colors standard with 5 optional hues
  • 10 shades of Poltrona Frau leather for the interior
  • 6 different soft top colors (Black, Burgundy, Blue, Dark Gray, Beige and Dark Brown)
  • 3 wood trim options, Rosewood (standard), Walnut and Wenge (no cost options)
  • 20" Birdcage design wheels
  • Skyhook active suspension system
  • Rear Park Sensors
  • Chromeline exterior trim
  • Dual-Twin Sport Exhaust system with chrome outlets
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • Red Brake Calipers (5 other colors available as options)
A modern heir to generations of legendary open-air Maseratis, the GranTurismo Convertible breaks ground as the first four-seat convertible from the house of the Trident. The 433 hp, 4.7 liter V8 engine and six-speed adaptive automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters deliver thoroughbred performance, with the unmistakable Maserati exhaust note now unfiltered to the pilot and passengers.

Inside, the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible offers best in class rear seat room, allowing comfort and space for two real adults unmatched by other grand touring convertibles. The triple insulated soft top exactly maintains the coupe's iconic roofline, and retracts fully in 24 seconds leaving the rear seat and trunk space unchanged with the roof open or closed; its light weight helping to maintain the vehicle's low center of gravity, optimal weight distribution and precise handling.

Befitting the uniquely Italian coach built tradition defined by its Pininfarina styling, the GranTurismo Convertible further enables the owner to select from a vast array of colors, materials and trim to create a spectacular and unique expression of style including a tailored set of luggage.

The 56 North American Maserati dealers are accepting preliminary orders now with deliveries anticipated for late spring. Full details are available at www.maserati.us.

*MSRP does not include taxes, title and other fees. Dealer prices may vary.

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      I'm feeling this look. it's kinda like the cross between an Aston, Ferrari 599, and a Jaguar. AKA- it's pretty
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please, PLEASE stop saying "that car is like a mix of that one, that one and that one". It's not ! Every car has unique styling, and if you make that kind of comparison, it means you can't tell the difference between different brands. You can say a certain element resembles one from another vehicle, but that's it. That's my opinion though.
        • 5 Years Ago

        not every line on every car is new- many are reminiscent of other cars, and I was expressing what I find to be similar. I think that this car DOES look like those three's illegitimate child, but yes I CAN tell them all apart. all that I'm saying is that this shares many similar features to the cars that I mentioned previously.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Look at a R35 Nissan GT-R and a Lexus GS (the latest one which debut first) and tell me that the bottom grill line is not identical.

        Look at an Audi A4 and the new new new Ford Focus and tell me that the bottom facia is not the same looking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car is going to look gorgeous... forever. Like a Jaguar E-Type, except the camera does this one justice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just out of Grad School? Yes

      Need to pay back student loan ? Pay for an apartment? Yes

      Need to buy gifts for family members + Girlfriend? Yes

      135800 dollars? After tax, about 2 years of my salary... =(

      Need to buy food? Yes, ramen for 24 months just wouldn't work.

      Damn it Maserati... damn it... but SOME day, SOME day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, don't worry too much. The Tata nano will be here soon. lol.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's AMAZING. there are a few where I work, typically pass me on the way in. Normally I'm fortunate enough that they approach several lights down. I always hear the bark, very italian, more sports bike sounding than the gallardo. I'm always running through the rolodex, drying to figure out which car it is, not quite F430, not quite 8C. then that beautiful gray shape appears. It sounds amazing in person. easily as captivating as an LP640 and lots more entertaining than the gallardo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The coupe is fairly priced for a maserati...the premium for the convertible is ridiculous.

      Stick around for five years and the thing will be sold used for maybe $60K and will have very few miles on it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pure Sex.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Kitko you are a tasteless moron.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you like sex with leeches...

        That front opening looks like a leech sucking device, the car's a worm...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agree, HOT SEX!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is just sexy! Nice flowing design and looks fast just sitting there! Wow!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great price for one of the best looking cars in the world.
      Considering in the 90's a convertible was on average $10,000 more than its comparable hardtop, $15,000 is reasonable in 2010.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would you believe $56K? That's what a lease buyout is after 3years on the 2008 Coupe. Now that is a deal and you still have one year left on the 4 year 50K warrantry!!!
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