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What’s better than a mile-munching grand tourer with effortless elegance and eye-popping looks? For many, it’s a convertible version of the hard-top formula. Such is the case for the new 2024 Maserati GranCabrio, a drop-top Spyder approach to the GranTurismo coupe. 

The Maserati GranCabrio brings an ‘open-air experience’ to the GranTurismo formula

Some GT car fanatics take one look at a Jaguar XK or Aston Martin DB11 coupe and see them as missing something. Rather, the GTs would be better if they were missing something: a hard top. Fortunately, many marques produce convertible or cabriolet variations of their beloved grand tourers.

Enter the new Maserati GranCabrio, a drop-head take on the striking Maserati GranTurismo. Like the distance-devouring AWD Maserati coupe, the GranCabrio features rear seats and a road-trip-friendly amount of storage. That said, dropping the top will cut trunk space by several cubic feet. 

A Maserati GranCabrio shows off its side profile.
2024 Maserati GranCabrio | Stellantis

However, drivers will likely be grinning too hard from driving it or entranced with the model’s sultry good looks to care about any extra trunk space. The Trofeo model’s twin-turbo 542-horsepower Nettuno 3.0L V6 is the only option from the start. However, if the GranTurismo is any indication, the Modena trim’s 483-horsepower V6 could become the model’s entry-level.

Not that we’re complaining; the hard-top Trofeo hits 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds on its way to an 11.7-second quarter mile. Beyond raw performance, the new Maserati GranCabrio’s top drops in just under 14 seconds. However, the GranCabrio’s 245 extra lbs means a slower scoot to sixty. Maserati claims the Cabrio will hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

A 2024 Maserati GranCabrio shows off its red interior.
2024 Maserati GranCabrio | Stellantis

What’s more, those sun-seekers can drop their top at speeds of up to 31 mph. And drop the top you’ll want to: the GranCabrio features neck warmers to keep occupants toasty even with the drop-top down. All-wheel drive (AWD) is standard, and you won’t find a manual gearbox on the options list.