Like a finely fitted suit or a smartly decorated home, you just know when something fits. You know when it suits your tastes, style, and sense of adventure. There is perhaps not an automobile that exemplifies these more than that of the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. We’ll be upfront. This is an exotic car that will not fit just anyone. But if you still relish risks and have a desire for the open road while appreciating impeccable Italian styling, this is a vehicle you should at least try on for size.
When Attractive Isn’t Enough
You can’t discuss the Maserati 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible without acknowledging its sex appeal. What makes this Maserati so appealing? Like in relationships, it is a combination of factors that include a stunning, physically fit appearance, a sultry voice and a judicious use of power. Add in a bit of an independent streak and you may have a match made in heaven. Sometimes in life, attractive isn’t enough however. Some desire breath-taking.
Let’s Get Physical
The GranTurismo convertible is a road-hugging, form-fitting and low-slung vehicle that exemplifies the Italian styling that Maserati has crafted into their brand. Every exterior angle demonstrates another attractive aspect of this automobile’s thoughtful design. An air-grabbing front grill takes what it needs while its low profile hood dispels the rest. Sleek, slightly exaggerated headlamps lead seamlessly to fenders that modestly curve above the front wheels. Side panels offer a more reserve appearance while the rear deck lid and bumpers work to dispel remaining aerodynamic forces. Maserati is just so good at creating cars with sex appeal. They’ve worked overtime on creating this convertible that looks so good whether the top is up or down.
A Voice That Speaks Volumes
With the Maserati GranTourismo, you choose the sultry voice that makes the most of your road experience. Enjoy its throaty, muted soundtrack or choose the “sports” mode that opens up the sound dampening baffles to let you experience the full vocal force of its powerful V-8 engine.
Power That Thrills, Not Threatens
We know you have a choice of vehicles that can make every trip a white knuckle experience. Certainly this Maserati will get the heart pumping and can deliver those white knuckle experiences. It, however, delivers them in a more non-threatening way. A clutch paddle-controlled, 6-speed automatic transmission makes driving this Maserati a more personal experience as it transfers power from the 4.7 liter V8 SMPI DOHC engine, ultimately creating about 444 horsepower. The base convertible delivers 376 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm. It can go from standing still to 60 in about 4.5 seconds. It does so without a sense of driver panic.
A Tailored Experience for Both Driver and Passengers
Like a finely tailored Italian suit, the 2013 Maserati GranTourismo offers a form-fitting interior for driver and passengers. This two door, two-by-two interior provides bucket seating separated by a center console for everyone inside, or when the top is down, all those aboard. The triple-insulated top, when deployed, adds protection from the elements and isolation from the noise of the outside world. In the event of an accident, this convertible features rear rollover bars that automatically pop up.
If the throaty voice of this vehicle isn’t enough, a Bose sound system is standard. The interior caresses you in Poltrona Frau leather and accented by a brushed metal trim. Maserati’s Fountain of Neptune logo is tastefully employed throughout. This is a vehicle that embraces proven technology and includes 30 GB of media storage.
Driven From the Heart
2013 Maserati GranTourismo is best driven from the heart and soul. A test drive will tell you if this is a car that is conducive to your lifestyle. It looks good on just about anyone…but it impeccably fits just a few.