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Supercharged Maserati GranCabrio tops 300 km/h

NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio puts out 590 hp / 434 kW,peak torque of 572 Nm and a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph)
NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio puts out 590 hp / 434 kW,peak torque of 572 Nm and a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph)
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio puts out 590 hp / 434 kW,peak torque of 572 Nm and a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph)
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio puts out 590 hp / 434 kW,peak torque of 572 Nm and a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph)
NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
The modifications extend to a custom intake manifold, larger injectors, re-mapping of the engine, three-piece wheels
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The modifications extend to a custom intake manifold, larger injectors, re-mapping of the engine, three-piece wheels
NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
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NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
The 4.7-liter V8 engine is fitted with a "perfectly dimensioned" supercharger
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The 4.7-liter V8 engine is fitted with a "perfectly dimensioned" supercharger

Looking to soup-up your supercar? The Maserati-dedicated arm of tuning specialists NOVITEC, a company best known for its Ferrari performance enhancements has turned its attention to the open-top Maserati GranCabrio. The result is a supercharged engine that puts out 590 hp / 434 kW,peak torque of 572 Nm and a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph). Hold on to your hat!

The stock Maserati GranCabrio is of course no slouch. Its top speed is specced at 283 km/h (176 mph) with power output of 323 kW and a maximum torque of 490 Nm.

For the supercharged version, NOVITEC TRIDENTE has applied the same technology used in previous performance upgrades to the Maserati GranTurismo and Quattroporte – the 4.7-liter V8 engine is fitted with a "perfectly dimensioned" supercharger driven by a cogged-tooth belt and a water-to-air intercooler to keep engine temperatures in check.

NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio

NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio
NOVITEC TRIDENTE's supercharged Maserati GranCabrio

The modifications extend to a custom intake manifold, larger injectors, re-mapping of the engine, three-piece wheels, hydraulically height-adjustable coilover suspension and the addition of clear-coated carbon fiber aerodynamic-enhancements.

A four-pipe stainless-steel exhaust system – which can incorporate a control flap to give the engine a sportier note when desired – can also be added to the package.

The engine conversion costs EUR19,900.

4 comments
Terotech
On public roads this is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Ian Colley.
4Freedom
Agreed. These types of advances are only interesting from an engineering perspective.
Calson
I traveled from Shanghai to Wuxi at 300kmh and it only cost be a $12 ticket. No problem with parking either.
Terotech
Calson, Great comment, but what if you had wished to go somewhere else?...Only Joking!