The Maserati GranSport Spyder received its world preview at
the 61st Frankfurt Auto Show in 2005.
The enormous success enjoyed by the exceptionally high
performance GranSport spurred Maserati to entice
sportier Trident enthusiasts with an open air version that
would combine the GranSport’s fiery temperament
and aggressive good looks with the pleasure of drop-top
The result is yet another super-sporty Maserati.
Just as in the coupé version, the Maserati GranSport
Spyder’s sporty personality is underscored by the front
bumper which has a very pronounced low spoiler with the side
bars elegantly integrated into the body itself.
The look is completed by attractive 19” wheel rims inspired
by those sported by the cars competing in the
Trofeo Vodafone Maserati Europe series.
elegance has not been neglected either and is
there in the classic chrome finish given to the front grille
and the grilles over the air vents on the rear bumper.
The interior is a cleverly designed mix of carbon, leather
and technical fabric trim BrighTex®, very much in
the style of the GranSport. As a result, the cabin has a
very strong racing feel whilst still exuding authentic
The upper part of the dash is trimmed in leather, while the
central area, framed by the piping strip, is trimmed
in a special high tech fabric called BrighTex® used in the
Trident’s sportier models (the GranSport and
MC12). The same trim is also used for the central strip of
the electric high lateral containment seats which
are exceptionally comfortable even during the most extreme
The Maserati GranSport Spyder boasts the same cutting-edge
engineering as the GranSport, including the
more powerful version of the 4244 cc V8 engine, a power unit
that now punches out 400 hp and maximum
torque of 452 Nm.
The engine has also been combined with a special sports
exhaust system (available only in markets where
approval has been granted), designed to give enthusiasts
that instantly recognisable deep, full-bodied
rumble that only a Trident car can produce.
The Maserati GranSport Spyder is available only with the
six-speed electro-hydraulic transmission that
allows drivers to choose between three gear shifting modes.
The transmission is also controlled by specific
software which in the Sport mode, offers 35% faster gear
changing than the Spyder Cambiocorsa.
The Skyhook electronic suspension control system is offered
as standard on the GranSport Spyder too and
instantly adapts the car’s damper calibration to suit the
road surface and driving conditions.
Thanks to all of the technological features, the GranSport
Spyder delivers a fantastic 285 km/h top speed
and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in a mere 4.95 seconds.
Market launch and personalisation programme
The GranSport Spyder will be available on the market from
March 2006 and replaces the previous Spyder
Apart from the usual wide range of Maserati colours, a
choice of seven sporty paintwork colours (Giallo
Granturismo, Rosso Mondiale, Nero Carbonio, Blu
Mediterraneo, Blue Anniversary, Rame Ghibli and Grigio
Touring) are also available to GranSport Spyder owners.
Clients are given the greatest possible freedom in tailoring
their car to their own personal tastes, by choosing
the right combination of exterior paintwork, technical
fabric and leather trim colours. As with the GranSport,
an all-leather trim configuration is available on request in
the 10 colours in the range.