How We'd Spec It: 2024 Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo and Folgore

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How We'd Spec It: 2024 Maserati GranCabrioMaserati

Now that we've had the chance to get behind the wheel of the Maserati GranCabrio, some of us wondered what version of the grand tourer we'd build if money wasn't an object. The convertible model shares a showroom with the GranTurismo coupe, and both body styles offer a choice of two all-wheel-drive powertrains: a 542-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 (Trofeo) or three electric motors making a combined 818 horses (Folgore). It might come as no surprise that nearly all of us chose the V-6 "Neptuno" model, but we were unexpectedly united in our decision to pick the droptop GranCabrio. Here's how each of us spec'd our ideal Maserati GT.

Eric Stafford's $221,980 GranCabrio Trofeo

I rarely prefer the convertible model over the coupe. It's a combination of preferring a lighter, stiffer car as well as thinking about the higher odds of mechanical failure or failed weatherproofing in the unlikely event that I own it for decades. Yet there's something about the softtop Maserati that's more alluring than its coupe counterpart, so I threw caution to the wind and went to work spec'ing the GranCabrio. The gas-fed car starts at a cool $204,995; the GranCabrio Folgore is only $2000 more, but when I go topless in my GT, I want to hear something more than the generic whirring of electric motors.


I'm a sucker for green paint, and while there are more vibrant colors to choose from, I fell hard for Verde Giada. To avoid a distracting contrasting color for the soft top, I went with black. Both choices are also included free of charge, which is good because I got a little spendy after that. I picked the attractive $4500 Astreo Design forged wheels like most of my colleagues. I despise the Green Bay Packers, but I do love me a green car with yellow accents, hence why $500 went to the corn-colored brake calipers. Inside, I like the way the Ghiaccio upholstery lightens the space, and I couldn't help but blow $3500 on the copper-tinged, carbon-fiber interior trim. I could care less about the ADAS package, especially since the GranCabrio is already a claimed 359 pounds heavier than the GranTurismo. Instead, I opted for the $1280 Comfort package solely for its ventilated seats, and the $4000 Sonus faber stereo sounds like a good investment (pun intended). Altogether my 2024 Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo totaled $221,980. –Eric Stafford

Jack Fitzgerald's $225,405 GranCabrio Trofeo

I'm not the biggest Maserati fan in the world, but when my boss asks me to stop what I'm doing and spec a car worth north of $200,000, I do what he tells me. While the GranCabrio Trofeo may not feature a high-revving shriek or the angry snarl of a powerful V-8, it does still have tremendous curb appeal with respectable performance figures to boot. I went for a red-and-black theme throughout my build. I matched the no-cost Nero Assuluto black paint with matching $500 brake calipers and a $630 Granata red soft top. I felt there is only one wheel option worth picking—even if it did add $4500 to my imaginary bill. Inside the GranCabrio, I opted against the red leather and went for the more muted black option with red stitching. A further $700 went towards having the trident logo stitched on the front and rear headrests. The real price hike came when I reached the options and packages sections of the configurator. I spent $6800 on the full ADAS system, $2000 on the head-up display, $1280 on the Comfort package, and $4000 on the 12-speaker Sonus setup. Since the GranCabrio is much more of a touring car than a track car, I felt it was worth spending a bit extra for those comfort features. –Jack Fitzgerald

Caleb Miller's $XXX,XXX GranCabrio Folgore

While I love the look of the Maserati GranTurismo coupe, the GranCabrio convertible seems like it would make every day feel like vacation on the Amalfi Coast. In past years, I might have opted for the gas-powered version, but now that the GranCabrio has dropped the V-8 engine in favor of a six-cylinder, the silent operation of the electric Folgore model suits the gorgeous cabriolet’s luxury mission better.

Since the GranCabrio Folgore already starts at over $200,000, I decided to splurge. My priciest option was, actually, the paint. The Rose Gold Liquid Metal hue suits the GranCabrio’s curvaceous bodywork so well that I had to accept its $28,750 price tag. I did save several hundred bucks by sticking to the standard black soft top, however. I selected the $4000 Astreo Design wheels, easily the most attractive option, and topped it off with white brake calipers, which cost a ridiculous $2875.

To match the Rose Gold exterior I went for the Rosso red interior upholstery for another $2875. Carbon fiber trim tacked on another $1000. Then I added the $6800 ADAS package—mainly to get the adaptive cruise control—and the $1280 Comfort package for the ventilated seats. Somehow a head-up display isn’t standard, so that added another $2K. Lastly, a Sonus 19-speaker sound system added $4000 to my total. All told my GranCabrio Folgore came out to $258,580—a hefty sum, but surely worth it for the ultimate top-down relaxation. –Caleb Miller

Carter Fry's $215,580 GranCabrio Trofeo

Wayne Enterprises is sponsoring a Gotham City charity event being held in two weeks and Bruce Wayne needs a sleek sports car to arrive in style. My hand-picked Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo is the perfect fit for the man who famously said to Lucius Fox, “does it come in black?” Yes, Mr. Wayne, it comes in black. Specifically, Nero Assoluto—a free option no less. The black power soft top also doesn't cost extra, and the 20-inch front, 21-inch rear Pegs Design forged wheels finished in glossy black are also included. So frugal. Brake calipers: black. Interior color: Nero (black). Getting to the available packages, Mr. Wayne wants to be comfortable. Lucky for him, Maserati has a Comfort package that adds ventilated seats and a wind deflector for $1280. The charity event is right in the heart of downtown, and the ADAS Full Package adds adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality as well as pedestrian recognition for $6800. That seems like something that could come in handy for a vigilante who refuses to kill. But what Bruce Wayne doesn’t refuse to do is listen to sick beats, which is where the $4000 Sonus faber sound system with 12 speakers comes in. All told, Wayne Enterprises will be getting a $215,580 tax write-off. Can Superman even drive? –Carter Fry

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