If you're in the market for a sports car these days, there's a lot of crucial factors to consider. But if you've already honed in on the new Maserati GranTurismo, then congratulations, you're already half-way to a great decision! Why just half-way, you might ask? Well, once you've decided that you want to drive a new Maserati Gran Turismo, you'll be faced with an equally tantalizing question: Should I go for the hard-top Maserati GranTurismo or the soft-top Maserati GT Convertible?

Now, here's the wonderful thing about choosing between the Maserati GranTurismo and Maserati GranTurismo Convertible: there are no wrong answers. These two body styles are by-and-large the same at their core…and their core just happens to be a naturally aspirated, Ferrari-built monolith of a 4.7-liter V8 engine that's capable of churning out 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

However, while these two body styles share the same engine, there are some small differences in their performance. If you're looking for bleeding edge speed on a grand touring car that you can take cross country, you'll want to go for the traditional hard-top Maserati GranTurismo because it has a faster 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 4.7 seconds and higher maximum speed of 187 mph.

Now, the Maserati GT Convertible isn't much different in that regard, with a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.8 seconds and top speed of 179 miles per hour, but the fact of the matter is that even with the Maserati brand's ingenious engineering, a soft-top convertible is never going to be quite as aerodynamic as a fixed roof sports car.

However, if you're looking for a ride that you can really enjoy while cruising around Florida and something that's perfect for taking trips to the beach, the country club, or even out to catch a show on date night, there's nothing better than the feeling of open-air driving that you can enjoy with the Maserati GT Convertible. What's more, even though Florida is known as the Sunshine State, you'll be perfectly protected if the weather takes a turn, thanks to the rapidly deploying three-layer cloth top roof.

Of course as we mentioned above, if you're not into open-air driving and you're looking for something you can take on long distance drives to enjoy the true thrill of touring, you'll want to go for the Maserati GranTurismo. Soft-top convertibles are fantastic for day-to-day driving in sunny weather, but even with its thoroughly insulated design and draft-free cabin, there will always be a bit more road noise with a convertible, so if that's something that bothers you, stick with the fixed roof.

But while we could go on and on about compelling reasons to consider both the Maserati GranTurismo and Maserati GT Convertible, you won't truly get a feel for which of these two body styles is best for you until you've taken a thorough test drive for yourself. So, stop in to our showroom at your earliest convenience to try out both body styles and find the best fit for your tastes and lifestyle with some help from our team here at Rick Case Maserati.

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