Well, Maserati finally released prices: the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC coupe starts at $143,800, while the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport retails for $146,700. Note that the prices include a whopping $3900 destination charge.
Maserati reworked the body on the GranTurismo MC to help give the car better high-speed stability, good thinking, since it also puts out a healthy 444 horsepower, 39 more than the standard GrandTurismo. Maserati’s engineers used special internal engine coatings, which not only improve power, but give the GranTurismo a 6 percent bump in fuel economy. Of course, 6 percent better than the 11 city/18 highway mpg in the Maserati GranTurismo S isn’t really much to brag about. Then again, if you’re picking up this car, fuel economy probably wasn’t your top concern to begin with.
With the GranTurismo Convertible Sport, Maserati bumped the horsepower to 433 to match the GranTurismo S coupe and gave the convertible the sporting coupe’s more aerodynamic front bumper, side skirts, and blacked-out headlights. Additionally, the GranTurismo Sport Convertible adopts the coupe’s louder, more aggressive exhaust system, exclusive 20-inch wheels, and bespoke interior trim with leather sport seats exclusive to the uplevel models.
In the past, Maseratis have been called the poor man’s Ferrari, down on power and price versus their corporate cousins. But with these two special editions of the GranTurismo, loaded with style, luxury, and speed, the only nickname they deserve is “head-turning.”