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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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PRESS RELEASE

MASERATI NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES US PRICING FOR GRANTURISMO CONVERTIBLE

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.