Pictures of a brand new variant of the Maserati GranCabrio have hit the web ahead of the car's global premiere at next week's 2012 Paris Motor Show.
The new model is the GranCabrio MC Stradale that is modeled after the GranTurismo MC Stradale and which joins the existing base and Sport variants of Maserati's stylish four-seater convertible.
Unfortunately, for now, we only have images of the GranCabrio MC Stradale with no information about its specifications, though chances are it will sport the same mechanical updates as its closed-top sibling.
If true, this means the MC Stradale convertible will get a stronger version of Maserati's 4.7-litre V8 engine delivering 453Hp (460PS / 338kW) and 520Nm (383 lb-ft), or 10hp and 20Nm more than the GranCabrio .
At least in coupe guise, the MC Stradale is also lighter (110kg or 242 pounds) than the "Sport" model and also features faster gear changes from the MC Race Shift electro-actuated transmission and more hardcore suspension settings.
The visual upgrades, as seen from these photos, include the redesigned front and rear bumpers, hood air scoops, a deep rear diffuser with twin tailpipes, a boot lid spoiler and different alloy wheels.
We'll keep you updated if anything new comes our way.
Story References: Maserati via Autowp
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