Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Unveiled on Park Avenue

Although it was shown at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, Maserati's new GranTurismo Convertible made its U.S. debut on Park Avenue in New York City this week.

"New York has always represented power, style and capability. We could not be happier on the enthusiastic reception (of the company's newest selection)," said Mark McNabb, Maserati North America's CEO.

The GranTurismo Convertible -- sold as the GranCabrio in other corners of the world -- is the drop-top variant of Maserati's sexy GranTurismo coupe, and uses the same 433-hp 4.7-liter V-8. Maserati claims the rear seat offers room for two "real adults," although we'd imagine headroom shrinks once the top is deployed.

Although the U.S. launch was held in Maserati's corporate showroom in Manhattan, dealers across the country are currently accepting orders for the GranTurismo Convertible. Buyers will be able to choose from six different colors for the convertible top, 16 different hues for the interior, and for an extra fee, add a set of fitted luggage.

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