Maserati sure seems to be milking the GranTurismo franchise for all its worth these days. In addition to plenty of limited editions and sport models for both the coupe and convertible, Maserati recently launched the MC version of the hardtop. Now, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show, the Modenese automaker has dropped details on its latest iteration of the GT platform, the GranCabrio MC.

Visually, the droptop's most noticeable change is its new face, which has been lifted directly off the MC Stradale coupe. This means the car is a full 48 millimeters longer than the standard and Sport versions of the GranCabrio, but we like the decidedly more aggressive look to that big ol' schnoz. The large rear spoiler has also been reworked for the MC, providing even more downforce to keep that large body firmly glued to the road.

Maserati has not released powertrain details, but we assume that the GranCabrio MC uses the same 4.7-liter Ferrari-sourced V8 as the MC coupe, good for 444 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

We'll get our first live look at the GranCabrio MC later this week when it lines up in Paris next to all of the other GranTurismo models. Scroll down to read Maser's official press blast.
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International debut for Maserati GranCabrio MC. Designed to complete Maserati's open-top range, the new Maserati GranCabrio MC blends high performance and sports characteristics derived from racing experience with the style, charm and practicality of Maserati's four seater convertible.

Inspired and encouraged by the considerable success of the GranTurismo MC Stradale, which was warmly received by customers thanks to a masterly translation and adaptation of racing characteristics for use on the road, the new GranCabrio MC has a highly sporty and aggressive look, while maintaining the strengths and characteristics of a true grand tourer, ideal for long journeys.

The car, 48 millimetres longer than the GranCabrio and GranCabrio Sport, is characterised by a front end which is inspired directly by the MC Stradale, adopting a profile designed to optimise the aerodynamic lift and flow. These differ from those on other versions of the GranCabrio due to the increased car length and other aerodynamic elements at the rear end.

The rear is characterised by the large spoiler, for greater negative lift at high speeds. Inside the spoiler, built into the luggage compartment, is the third brake light. The standard version comes in the same colour as the body and, within the various car customisation packages, it is also available with a carbon finish.

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      Jefe Grande
      • 2 Years Ago
      You may say "milking," but considering they're about to overhaul damn near there entire lineup and brand as a whole, I think we can forgive them for this, especially when "this" happens to be this gorgeous.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mother of god....that's sexy.
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      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take the new Jaguar F type, keep the change and be happier that I have a car that looks nicer. From the side on this cars a disappointment.
      Mikelibramania Apach
      • 2 Years Ago
      The author of the article should give a closer look at the official Maserati Website! Maserati use a 444 HP version of the 4.7-litre V8 Ferrari engine in some of his models, but not in this one! The new Maserati Gran Cabrio MC Sportmodel adopts the new 4.7-litre V8 engine, which delivers 338 kW (460 HP), together with substantial torque of 520 Nm at 4,750 rpm.
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