A standardMaserati GranCabrio MC gets its power from a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 460 horsepower. Those are pretty good numbers for a sports convertible, but not the best a Maserati can do.
Luckily for us, there are tuners that came into the picture and tuned the car to its real capacities.
Novitec did just that for the GranCabrio MC . The tuner installed a new supercharger with a water-cooled intercooler and a pair of heat exchangers, which allowed it to boost pressure by 0.43 bar (6.23 psi).
Along with the new supercharger, Novitec also offers an updated intake manifold with larger injectors and it remapped the ECU. The result is a total output of 646 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
With the extra power, the GranCabrio MC will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds - down from the standard 4.9 seconds - and will go up to top speed of 189 mph. The sprint from 0 to 124 mph drops to 11.4 seconds.
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Maserati GranCabrio MC by Novitec in Detail
In order to offer improved engine cooling, Novitec placed a centrally positioned air scoop on the hood. Customers interested can also get a flap-controlled exhaust system with end pipes measuring 105 mm (4.13 inches) in diameter. The exhaust system comes painted black or in a polished finish and further improves the engine’s rumble sound.
The tuner also offers a new suspension system that will lower the car’s ride by 40 mm (1.73 inches). The Maserati sits on a set of Novitec Trident e NM4 wheels, sized 9-by-21 inches up front and 12-by-22 inches on the rear. These oversized rims are wrapped up in a set of wrapped in Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires.
The price for the entire conversion is €23.900 - about $32,000 at the current exchange rates.