In February 2020, Maserati announced the end of production of the iconic GranCabrio MC in Modena.
“We are very fortunate to have the last remaining new Maserati GranCabrio in the Southern Hemisphere. With its raucous V8 engine and timeless design, we are very sad to see production end, but also very excited about what the future holds,” says Nagesh Naidoo, Dealer Principal of Maserati Johannesburg.
The GranCabrio is finished in a unique red colour, called Rosso Italiano.
“Since first launching in 2007, the GranCabrio has been one of the most popular models in the history of the company. It is no surprise then that there is such an interest in the last South African unit,” says Naidoo.
The final South African GranCabriolet is a Maserati Corse (MC) version, which means it has a top speed of 291 km/h from its 343 kW 4,7-litre V8 engine. The 0 – 100 km/h time of 4.9 seconds is faster than that of its siblings, it shares the GranTurismo’s rear-wheel drive configuration and the slight rear-biased weight distribution.
“You can easily distinguish the GranCabrio MC model from lesser versions, thanks to its heat extraction vents in the hood, its custom 20” alloy wheels with Trident motif and its carbon fibre detailing,” says Naidoo. “It also features special lightweight fenders and bonnet and a unique sport exhaust system.”
According to Naidoo, Maserati is planning a very special ceremony for the new owner. “We plan to celebrate the end of these iconic sports cars with our customers, before getting ready for an exciting new era for Maserati in 2021 when we will introduce the arrival of the incredibly powerful MC20 in Q4.”