2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible prices start at $135,800

Just last week we saw the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible live at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Today, Maserati North America finally announced pricing on the new GranTurismo addition… and you may want to sit down for this one.

Pricing for the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible will start at an eye-watering $135,800 and while that may seem like a significant increase over the $117,500 pricing of the base GranTurismo Coupe, keep in mind that the GranTurismo Convertible is powered by the company’s 433-hp 4.7L V8, which powers the $135,000 GranTurismo S Coupe. So really, you’re only paying $800 more to go topless.

Not to mention you can go from 0 to 62 mph 5.4 seconds with a top speed 176 mph and it comes with a huge list of standard options. Not too shabby.

Hit the jump for the press release and the high-res image gallery.

2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible:

2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Press Release:

Maserati North America Announces US Pricing For GranTurismo Convertible

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Maserati North America is pleased to announce a base MSRP of $135,800* in the United States for the highly anticipated 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible.

This four-seat convertible demonstrates Maserati’s expertise in the production of exclusive hand-built automobiles by providing an unprecedented level of personalization choices as standard equipment including:

– 9 Exterior colors standard with 5 optional hues
– 10 shades of Poltrona Frau leather for the interior
– 6 different soft top colors (Black, Burgundy, Blue, Dark Gray, Beige and Dark Brown)
– 3 wood trim options, Rosewood (standard), Walnut and Wenge (no cost options)
– 20″ Birdcage design wheels
– Skyhook active suspension system
– Rear Park Sensors
– Chromeline exterior trim
– Dual-Twin Sport Exhaust system with chrome outlets
– Bose Surround Sound System
– Red Brake Calipers (5 other colors available as options)

A modern heir to generations of legendary open-air Maseratis, the GranTurismo Convertible breaks ground as the first four-seat convertible from the house of the Trident. The 433 hp, 4.7 liter V8 engine and six-speed adaptive automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters deliver thoroughbred performance, with the unmistakable Maserati exhaust note now unfiltered to the pilot and passengers.

Inside, the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible offers best in class rear seat room, allowing comfort and space for two real adults unmatched by other grand touring convertibles. The triple insulated soft top exactly maintains the coupe’s iconic roofline, and retracts fully in 24 seconds leaving the rear seat and trunk space unchanged with the roof open or closed; its light weight helping to maintain the vehicle’s low center of gravity, optimal weight distribution and precise handling.

Befitting the uniquely Italian coach built tradition defined by its Pininfarina styling, the GranTurismo Convertible further enables the owner to select from a vast array of colors, materials and trim to create a spectacular and unique expression of style including a tailored set of luggage by Ferragamo.

The 56 North American Maserati dealers are accepting preliminary orders now with deliveries anticipated for late spring. Full details are available at www.maserati.us.

*MSRP does not include taxes, title and other fees. Dealer prices may vary.

– By: Omar Rana