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While Novitec Rosso is famously known for tuning and modifying Ferraris, it’s only natural that a separate division, Novitec Tridente, would be tinkering with Maseratis as well. Sporting 590-hp and 422 ft-lbs of torque, Novitec Tridente’s Maserati GranCabrio makes for one fun luxury convertible.
To achieve the new horsepower, Novitec equipped the GranCabrio’s 4.7L V8 powerplant with a supercharger. In addition, a water-to-air intercooler keeps the boosted motor nice and safe. Other performance enhancements include a custom intake manifold and larger injectors to ensure the motor gets plenty of fuel now that it’s been force induced. ECU tuning ensures everything has been remapped properly. The performance upgrades alone are a tad over $28,700. A Novitec Tridente exhaust system is also available for the GranCabrio.
On the outside, Novitec outfits the GranCabrio with a collection of carbon fiber aerodynamic goods. Front spoiler lips are attached to the factory front bumper while side skirts gives the coupe a sleeker appearance. In the rear, a spoiler lip and diffuser are also available.
Suspension upgrades allows the Maserati to be lowered with a push of a button, in addition to being raised a little over 1.5-inch to easily maneuver around those pesky speedbumps. Novitec chose to outfit their GranCabrio with a staggered set of 21- and 22-inch wheels, matched to Pirelli P Zero rubber.
Those seeking even more upgrades for their GranCabrio, Novitec offers interior upgrades with a varied selection of leather and Alcantara upgrades.
GALLERY: Novitec Tridente Maserati GranCabrio
Last week we brought you a story about the 600hp Novitec Tridente Maserati GranTurismo S. The details were limited and the photos grainy and out of focus. Now we have all the official specs and a huge gallery of glorious photos.
What you need to know, other than the fact that the 4.7-liter Italian V8 now makes 600hp thanks to a supercharger, is that torque grows from a factory 361 ft-lbs to 434 ft-lbs. Novitec says this equates to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than the factory car. But with that much power on-tap, the real improvements come up top as the Novitec monster hits 124 mph in 14.6 seconds and tops out at 196 mph.
To help put all that power to the ground the Novitec engineers equipped the Maserati with some new wheels capable of handling massive pieces of rubber. Up front the 20×9-inch wheels get sizable 275/30/20 Pirelli tires while out back the GranTurismo S has been fitted with 21×12.5-inch wheels with enormous 355/25/21 tires.
GALLERY: Novitec Tridente Maserrati GranTurismo S
Complete details on the Novitec Maserati Tridente after the jump:
Several years ago Ferrari tuner Novitec released it’s first line of parts for the Maserati brand under the name Novitec Tridente. The minor modifications made available for the Quattroporte model didn’t, however, generate much excitement. The opposite will no doubt be true of the new Novitec Tridente line for the Maserati GranTurismo S…. due mostly to the car’s 600hp output.
With a supercharger, exhaust system and ECU tune the Italian tuning experts at the German Novitec facility have managed to increase output of the 4.7-liter V8 by 160hp. Other upgrades include a set of staggered wheels with an original set of 20×9-inch Novitec NM3 wheels up front and 12×12.5-inch wheels in the rear.
Other highlights include the Novitec//KW suspension system as well as a full aero kit, designed to keep the exotic Maserati planted on the autobahn at high speeds. The kit includes a front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts and a subtle trunklid spoiler – all made from carbon fiber.
Novitec hasn’t officially released full details on the car so we’ll keep you updated on what else this package entails and just how fast it can go.
GALLERY: Novitec Tridente Maserati GranTurismo S