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Maserati GranCabrio for Fernando Alonso


Even if he’s driving for Ferrari now, it doesn’t mean that Fernando Alonso can’t buy a car from another brand. Besides, the man has taste so why would you deprive him of that. Recently, the two-time World Champion acquired a new Maserati GranCabrio. Alonso opted for a sports car painted in a darker shade for the exterior in combination with two-tone upholstery for the interior.

The Maserati GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 440 horsepower mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fernando Alonso was particularly impressed by the space offered by the GranCabrio, which is perfect for four adult passengers. The GranCabrio is, in fact, the first four-seat convertible in the history of Maserati, which probably made it more appealing to the Spaniard.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The two-times Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso, driver of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, has “unveiled” in Fiorano the Maserati GranCabrio that he has selected.

The Spanish driver has chosen for the GranCabrio elegant fixtures, preferring a darker shade for the exterior in combination with two-tone upholstery for the interior. Grigio Granito is the colour of the body, while the interior has a combination of Pearl Beige and Bordeaux leather, matching a soft top of the same shade.

The GranCabrio represents the synthesis of Maseratis in terms of top down models. It is a Maserati in the purest sense of the term: from the unmistakable style of Pininfarina to the craftsmanship of every detail, from the pleasure of driving to top performance - assured by a V8 engine of 4.7 liters and 440 hp with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fernando Alonso was particularly impressed by the space offered by the GranCabrio, perfect for four adult passengers. The GranCabrio is in fact the first four-seat convertible in the history of Maserati.

To emphasize the link with the Maserati tradition, the roof of the GranCabrio is strictly canvas. Available in six colours, perfectly integrated into the design of the car, it folds up in only 20 seconds (28 seconds including the movement of the four independent windows).

The Maserati GranCabrio is being marketed throughout Europe starting in this month of March.




2 comments:

No wonder he acquired a brand far from his favorite the comfort of the the space inside is impressive. Alonso really have a good taste.

If somebody will give that to me, I’m going to pick the Ferrari every time but I will say that if it were my own hard earned money changing hands. Even if I had the change to spring for a 458, I’d still go for the GranCabrio. Even at its lofty price point I honestly think it is about the best value in a sports or GT car you can buy.

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