The timeless lines of Pininfarina’s GranCabrio MC can still turn heads from half a mile away, so Maserati’s 2018 updates have sensibly just sharpened the edges a little. The new sharknose grille, large air intakes, Bi-Xenon headlamps and unique carbon splitter give the face a more aggressive look, perfectly complemented by the Trident badge in the centre of the grille. To accentuate the track-honed vibe, there’s also an optional carbon-fibre bonnet that’s inspired by the MC Trofeo race cars that features a distinctive central air intake and two side vents.
At the rear there’s a new bumper, a high, centrally positioned exhaust and a boot-mounted spoiler that carries a third brake light. The GranCabrio MC can also be distinguished from its Sport stablemate by its 20" MC Design alloy wheels.
In the cockpit, MC owners get sports seats in Poltrona Frau leather, a three-spoke sport steering wheel and longer Trofeo design gearshift paddles, which are available in carbon fibre as an option. Pedals are in perforated aluminium and all four integrated headrests features an embroidered Maserati Trident. Infotainment is all-new for the 2018 models, with a high-resolution 8.4’’ Maserati Touch Control Plus unit (MTC+) for simple and intuitive control of audio, navigation and comfort functions. There is also a user-friendly rotary controller in the central console and the system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphones. The Harman Kardon audio system features 11 audiophile-quality speakers and a 12-channel 900-Watt amp.