Maserati has just shown off a more powerful and sportier version of its GranTurismo convertible in Europe. Called the GranCabrio MC, it uses the same engine and transmission as the U.S.-spec GranTurismo MC coupe.
That means the four-seat convertible puts down 454 horsepower and 384lb-ft of torque from the 4.7-liter V8. Like the U.S. car, the transmission is a six-speed from ZF rather than the automated manual in the two-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale coupe sold in Europe, according to AutoCar.
The car also wears a unique body kit, which makes it about two inches (48 mm to be exact) longer than the regular droptop. Included is a spoiler, which matches the color of the body or can be finished in bare carbon fiber. There is also a different fascia installed up front.
The GranCabrio MC was shown off at the Paris Motor Show this week. The car will be sold in the U.S., but it will arrive first in U.K. showrooms early in 2013. Maserati will offer aesthetic and performance packages on the car, though details aren't yet known. Pricing has also yet to be revealed.