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Performance Review: Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 - [2011]

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Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 - [2011]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2011 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 4691 cc (286.2 ci) 32 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 177 mph (284.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.0 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.2 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 444 bhp (331 kW) @ 7000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1980 kgs (4365 lbs)
  • Torque: 376 lb-ft (509.7 Nm) @ 4750 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.56 secs @ 100.9 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 224.2 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 189.8 lb-ft
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Maserati GranCabrio Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 is the 6 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2011. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the 2011 SSC Tuatara 6.9L V8 Twin Turbo.This particular Maserati GranCabrio has a 4691cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 - [2017] image

Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The GranCabrio shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the GranCabrio's Rear Wheel Drive, Cabriolet combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1980 kgs (4365 lbs) this makes the Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 in the same weight category as the 2021 BMW 5 Series M5 4.4 V8 Turbo F90 or the give or take 50kg.

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The Maserati GranCabrio shares the same bhp with the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (460 bhp)

In terms of power the 4691cc 32V V8 engine produces 444 bhp (331 kW) @ 7000 rpm similar to the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (460 bhp) or the 2021 Mercedes SL Class 55 4Matic+ 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (469 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V8 throws out 376 lb-ft (509.7 Nm) @ 4750 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive 3.0 Turbo G42 (369 lb-ft) or the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (369 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Maserati GranCabrio you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Porsche Boxster GTS - [2014] image

The 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS (249.0 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Maserati GranCabrio.

The Maserati GranCabrio has a Power to weight ratio of 224.2 bhp per ton and 189.8 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2011 GranCabrio competing with the 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS (249.0 bhp per ton) or the 1995 Caterham Super 7 1.6 16v (249.0 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Maserati GranCabrio generating around 189.8 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale (214.8 lb-ft per ton) or the 2012 Audi R8 5.2 V10 Spyder (214.8 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.0 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.2 secs, this made the Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 as fast as the 2017 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5 Turbo (5.0 secs) the 2016 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5 (5.0 secs) the 2016 Audi A6 3.0 TDI BiTurbo Avant Tiptronic (5.0 secs) the or the 2015 BMW 3 Series 340i F30 LCI (5.0 secs). This Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 is also faster than the 2018 Alfa-Romeo Giulia Q4 2.0L Turbo (5.1 secs) the 2018 Alfa-Romeo Giulia Ti 2.0 Turbo (5.1 secs) the 2017 Dodge Challenger RT 5.7 V8 (5.1 secs) the and the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 5.7 V8 370 (5.1 secs).

Jaguar C Type 3.4L - [1951] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the GranCabrio and the 1951 Jaguar C Type 3.4L

When talking about the performance of the Maserati GranCabrio on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.56 secs @ 100.9 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1951 Jaguar C Type 3.4L (13.50 secs), the 1993 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR (13.51 secs), and the 2012 Renault Megane RenaultSport 2.0T 265 (13.52 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2011 version of the Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 has a maximum speed of 177mph.

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Top Speed of the 2011 GranCabrio equals the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (188 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2011 Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 then how about the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (188 mph), the 2017 Mercedes GT AMG Roadster (188 mph), or the 2012 Bentley Continental GT V8 (188 mph).

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