Maserati Unveils 2013 GranCabrio MC : 2012 Paris Motor Show

2013 Maserati GranCabrio MC front three quarter Last year, the Italian automaker, Maserati launched the sportier MC Stradale to its GranTurismo coupe line. Now at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the company will unveil its GranCabrio MC Stradale.

The Italian automaker has yet to reveal much detail about the 2013 GranCabrio MC, but expect to see most of its content copied over from the coupe. Compared with the base GranCabrio and GranCabrio Sport, the MC is 1.9 inches longer and wears the more-aggressive front and rear fascias and more prominent rear spoiler from the GranTurismo MC.

2013 Maserati GranCabrio MC rear three quarter Maserati has yet to detail any of the powertrain upgrades for the 2013 GranCabrio MC, but the coupe version gains an extra 11 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque from the 4.7-liter Ferrari-derived V-8 engine for a total of 444 hp and 376 lb-ft. European models will likely utilize a nifty six-speed sequential manual gearbox, but if the car is exported to North America, expect it to adopt a more conventional six-speed automatic – much like the U.S.-spec GranTurismo MC.

2013 Maserati GranCabrio MC front three quarter Presently there’s no word yet if the GranCabrio MC will make its way stateside, though we think it’s a virtual no-brainer for Maserati’s lineup. In the meantime, European customers can check out the new GranCabrio MC on Maserati’s stand at the Paris Motor Show, which opens its doors later this week.

Source: Maserati