NEWS: Novitec Tridente Launches 590-Horsepower Maserati GranCabrio

By - April 12, 2011
Maserati Grancabrio By Novitec Tridente Front Three Quarter
Novitec Tridente is the division of Ferrari tuner Novitec Rosso that focuses on modifying Maserati products, and they’ve come up with a novel way to ruin expensive hairstyles. Their modified version of the Maserati GranCabrio-- known as the GranTurismo Convertible in the U.S. -- touts 590 horsepower and a top speed of 187 mph.
To make that kind of power, Novitec Tridente fitted a supercharger and water-to-air intercooler to the Maserati’s 4.7-liter V-8 engine. Coupled with new fuel injectors, a new intake manifold, and a new stainless-steel exhaust, the blown engine’s output climbs to 590 horsepower and 422 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the stock GranCabrio is rated at 433 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque.
So, what does that extra power equate to on the road? Novitec claims the tuned car can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds, and reach a terminal velocity of 187 mph. In contrast, Maserati says a standard GranCabrio goes from 0-62 mph in 5.3 seconds, and has a top speed of 175 mph.
In addition to the dose of speed, Novitec Tridente fitted a collection of new carbon-fiber body parts, including a new front lip, side skirts, a spoiler, and a rear diffuser. As well as providing a visual modification, the components are said to improve aerodynamics and increase stability at high speeds.
Also included are Novitec Tridente wheels, measuring 21 inches front and 22 inches rear, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. Complementing the upgrades wheels is a sport suspension kit, which has adjustable ride height and damping settings. Finally, as with any Novitec Tridente or Novitec Rosso product, the interior can be upholstered in any combination of leather and Alcantara the customer desires.
Pricing for the entire package has yet to be revealed, but expect to shell out a considerable sum -- the engine upgrades alone are priced at a stout $28,718.
Source: Novitec Tridente
Maserati Grancabrio By Novitec Tridente Rear Three Quarter

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