During the winter-that-never-ends it doesn’t take much to lure a sun-deprived Detroiter to Florida – especially if someone is waiting there with the keys to a new Maserati GranTurismo Convertible.
Few brands have so much drawing power – or deliver such visual stopping power. And the new GT cabriolet is a worthy addition to Maserati’s long-running line-up.
The look is precisely what you’d expect out of Modena, sinfully curvaceous, with an oversized trident logo set in the 4-seater’s toothy grille. There’s a trend, these days, towards overstyling, with designers apparently being paid for every line and crease they can find room for. Not so the GranTurismo Convertible. It is the automotive equivalent of a Mozart aria, where the loss of a single note – or line – would be deeply missed.
Appearances can be misleading, however. An initial glance is likely to under-estimate the bulk of this beauty. The GT is actually the largest vehicle in its class, even bigger than such competitors as the BMW 6-Series and the Bentley Continental GT.