If you are looking to buy a sports car, there will be quite a few options for you to consider. You probably will be looking for a car with some power, luxury, and reasonable pricing. One sports car that ticks all of these boxes is the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. When the Maserati GranTurismo convertible made its grand entry in its first iteration, just over a decade ago, it captured the attention of car lovers everywhere, particularly for its incredible looks.
Its successor is still going strong, turning heads with its looks and continuing the Maserati GranTurismo legacy. If you are considering getting one, here are the things you need to know about the car:
There are a few 2020 sports cars that probably have better acceleration and power but the Maserati GT is a really loud talker—a rare example of a modern Italian sports car that retains its pure naturally aspirated sound. Let’s face it, one of the main reasons for buying any sports car is to make a lot of noise, and the GranTurismo is unbeatable at this.
With its V8 Ferrari engine and 454 horsepower, the GranTurismo can go from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Compared to regular cars that may be mind-boggling, and is still impressive when compared with mid-level sports cars, but, unfortunately, in the world of high-end sports cars, this is nothing to write home about.
What the GranTurismo lacks in power, it makes up for with looks—both on the outside and within. With a near-perfect leatherwork interior that comes in different colors, class and luxury is definitely the theme here.
The seats are boldly embroidered with the trident, and are available in either leather from Poltrona Frau or synthetic suede from Alcantara.
It’s A Convertible
Everyone loves a convertible. When the weather is right for it, you can knock back the roof and let your hair loose while you enjoy the feeling of the wind in your face.
If you want to buy a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, price is likely to be an important consideration. The Maserati GT is affordably priced when compared to other supercars. Sure, it is significantly more expensive than some affordable sports cars like the Mercedes’ S560 and BMW’s M850i, yet compared to some of its closer, high-end rivals such as Bentley’s Continental GT, its starting price of $150,980 begins to seem like a bargain.
How does the competition compare?
If you are looking to buy a Maserati GT convertible, you probably might want to consider a few options before you commit to buying. Here is a quick look at one of the Maserati GTs’ closest rivals, the Bentley Continental GT, with a brief note on how they compare.
Bentley Continental GT is an all-round luxury sports car as you would expect of a car at its starting price of $202,500. With its V8 (W12 option is available) engine and 542 horsepower, the Bentley Continental is probably a better overall car but is it worth the extra $50,000?
Overall, the Maserati GT convertible seems to sit at a certain sweet spot between affordability, performance and exquisite interior and exterior looks. Whether or not you go ahead and buy one might depend to a great extent, on what your personal preferences are.