GranCabrio Sport - Technology

Passion takes form

An innovation-packed V8 that delivers high-tech thrills

The famous Maserati 4.7 litre V8 installed on the GranCabrio Sport is able to deliver 460 HP (338 kW) at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 520 Nm thanks to a series of innovations to optimise its operation. It was designed with important innovations to reduce friction, such as the use of DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) for the tappets and camshaft lobes.

 


Five gear-shift modes

The gearbox offers a choice of five operating modes: Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and Ice. The exclusive MC Auto Shift function included in the transmission control software makes the car even more exciting to drive in a number of ways. For example, it includes electronic double declutching during downshifting and the MC Start Strategy high-performance start function that enables the car to leap from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds.

It was designed with important innovations to reduce friction, such as the use of DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) for the tappets and camshaft lobes.

Specific suspension setup

The GranCabrio Sport’s outstanding performance is achieved thanks to a series of special design features, such as the Sport Skyhook suspension with aluminium dampers with continual variation of the damping effect. When the driver presses the Sport key on the dashboard, the car’s character is transformed and switches to a more sporty setup specially developed for this version, intended to improve roadholding.

The braking system has drilled, slotted discs for even better performance

The Brembo braking system’s four discs are machined with four slots and sixteen blind holes around the perimeter. The slots keep the brake pads clean, preventing the loss of efficiency due to dust, and help to break up the flow of water over the surface, while the extra holes ensure uniform wear of the pads and disc to prevent the deterioration of performance over time.

The MSP stability control features specific, sportier setups

The Maserati Stability Program electronic control system features special setups for the GranCabrio Sport to deliver driving pleasure never previously achieved on a car in this category, in complete safety. When the Sport button is pressed, the MSP intervenes with even more discretion: the trigger threshold is shifted upward and the system acts mainly on the brakes, without cutting engine power.