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Economic downturns aren't good for a marque like Maserati. Along with such attributes as elegant, exciting and attractive, they could also be called excessive. After all, there are less flashy cars on the market. That's why Maserati's sales in the United States fell by nearly half last year, but that was before the new GranTurismo Convertible (known as the GranCabrio overseas) came along.

Now that the Trident's line-up has grown to include the critically acclaimed four-seat convertible, sales have gone back up by about as much as they dropped in the first place. Credit that to the economy beginning to recover? Maybe, but according to reports, sales of the GranTurismo coupe and Quattroporte sedan in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to their pre-recession levels, leading to just one conclusion.

The GranTurismo Convertible has, in fact, been such a runaway success for Maserati that the model is completely sold out in the U.S., leaving the kind of waiting list once reserved for even more exotic supercars like those from sister-company Ferrari.

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[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      there's a black one for sale at rtgt.com. no, i'm not a salesman or work the dealership.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Needs four portholes. Sheesh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really love the GranTurismo and I think it's a prime candidate for going convertible since it wasn't all that great handling wise to begin with, but somehow I always felt like I would still rather get the hard top version. It might just be me, but one of the biggest selling points of the car is that it's incredibly stylish and somehow I feel that seeing it with the top up kind of ruins it. Seeing it with the top down is another story altogether, but I still think it looks better as a coupe.

      Am I the only one who feel this way? I mean I haven't seen one in person but that's generally been my impression of things. Like I have an S2000 and I don't even like seeing it with the top up either, and before that I had a miata. Of course, I guess it might be different if my car had a super nice vinyl top, but somehow I don't think that'd change my mind.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Maseratis, out of all the cars I've ever seen the Maserati Quattroporte (and CTS-V) are the only cars I want to own and drive everyday. I love the styling, the look, the sound just everything. They are beautiful vehicles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Neighbor's got a black GranTurismo hardtop and to be honest it is a gorgeous car, but it is not what I would call ostentatious.
      It is not like a Ferrari, Rolls Royce or Lamborghini which are really over the top cars.
      By the way the Maserati dealership in Troy Michigan has two brand new "sold out" convertibles for sale right now, a red one and a blue one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        there's a silver metallic R8 V10 audi for sale at Tischer in Silver Spring, MD.

        Guy backed out evidently.

        Not a cabrio.....

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