The GranCabrio Sport is one of the few convertibles that looks brilliant whether the hood is up or down. But hood down wins, if only because you then get to feast your eyes on the hand-crafted Poltrona Frau leather upholstery and redesigned dashboard with its V-shaped point at the centre. Seatbelt mounts lie flush within the beltline of the body to leave those sweeping lines uninterrupted, and the triple-layer soft top with its thermal glass rear screen stows away unobtrusively behind the rear seats.
From the front, your eyes are drawn to the new ‘sharknose’ octagonal grille and large air vents that flank it. There’s a new, aerodynamic front splitter for improved airflow and downforce and the Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED running lights are fitted with Adaptive Light Control, swivelling the headlights as you turn. At the rear, the valance and exhaust are also subtly updated.
Inside, the high-resolution 8.4’’ Maserati Touch Control Plus unit (MTC+) allows 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.