One of the few aftermarket specialists to tweak the Maserati brand, Novitec Tridente has announced a new package for the GranTurismo Convertible, which is known as the GranCabrio outside North America. Like the modifications for the GranTurismo coupe, the package draws forth 590 hp by way of a supercharger, new programming for the car’s ECU, and new exhaust piping. Novitec Tridente also adds a custom intake manifold and larger fuel injectors.
In stock form, the 4.7-liter V-8 engine produces a stout 433 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque. With the supercharger pushing five pounds of boost and a water-to-air intercooler in place, those figures jump by 161 hp and 61 lb-ft, respectively. The newfound power is transferred through the car’s standard six-speed automatic transmission. Despite having to move nearly 4,400 pounds of heft, the car is able to muster zero-to-62-mph sprints in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed increases from the standard 176 to 187 mph.
The engine conversion costs 19,900 Euros, excluding the sport exhaust. The stainless-steel system features four 3.5-inch tubes and is available with or without control flaps, which allow the driver to subdue or open up the exhaust pipes (dupontregistry).
The refinements do not stop at the engine compartment; Novitec Tridente also adds three-piece rims with diameters of 21 and 22 inches and a height-adjustable coilover suspension. The car is fitted with fitted with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires in size 255/30ZR-21 at the front and size 315/25ZR-22 at the rear. The suspension can be calibrated for both height and rebound. To better navigate speed bumps or ramps, a hydraulic system will raise the vehicle by 1.6 inches at the press of a button. Upon reaching a speed of 50 mph, the suspension automatically lowers.
Carbon fiber trim pieces, which are also available for the GranTurismo coupe, enhance the car’s aerodynamic properties and add a little visual flair. Two front lips attach to both sides of the production apron. Their shape reduces lift on the front axle, improving stability at high speeds. A trunk lip and a diffuser for the stock bumper also aid the car’s aerodynamics. All body components are made from carbon fiber with a clear-coated finish. They can be painted in the same color as the body or a contrasting color per request.
Maserati Granturismo Convertible Spec :
Engine 4.7-liter supercharged V-8
Horsepower 590 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Torque 422 lb-ft @ 5,400 rpm
Transmission 6-speed automatic 0–60 mph 4.5 seconds
Top Speed 187 mph Weight 4,365 lb Length 192 inches
Tires Front: 255/30ZR-21, Rear:315/25ZR-22