A true GranCabrio needs a grand-scale engine – with continentcrossing capabilities and a ruthless streak, as and when you need it. Which is where the Ferrari-built 4.7-litre V8 comes in. This compact and lightweight powerplant is fitted to all GranCabrio models, develops 460hp, 520Nm of torque and revs to an impressive 7,500rpm. It also makes extensive use of motor sport-derived technology for race-grade resistance to high dynamic loads while maintaining exceptional refinement. The GranCabrio Sport and GranCabrio MC reach 62mph from a standing start in 5.0 and 4.9 seconds respectively. Top speeds are 179mph (288km/h) and 181mph (291km/h). All this power finds its way to the road via a ZF six-speed MC Auto Shift gearbox. This operates in Auto-Normal, Auto-Sport, Manual-Normal, Manual-Sport and ICE modes. These offer a wide range of driving styles. Not only does this smooth out the transition, the pops and burbles are also a joy to the ears of any motor sport aficionado.