The Maserati GranTourismo Convertible is an elegant yet understated beast. In the daytime, it quietly rumbles it way to your kids' carpool where it comfortably seats 3 additional passengers. In the evening, it gets front-door parking at the fundraiser. On the weekend, you switch to sport mode, then rev up above 3K RPMs and listen to that 4.7 Ferrari engine roar to life.
While the GranTourismo-C *is* a heavy touring car with a heavy feel, it's still "tight" through twisties, and handles well with virtually no body roll. It inspires confidence in all situations.
Maserati has created an amazing experience - the GranTourismoC is stunningly beautiful and the sound is amazing.
Crusing with the top-down is a joy.
I have the dual leather upgrade which gives the car a much more elegant feel.
My wife says it feels like she's riding in a fine Italian handbag.
The radio sat/nav system has some usability issues...it's not easy to use and some of the steering wheel buttons don't do what you would want them to do.
You have to roll the windows up a few inches to prevent both the front and rear seat belts from flapping at higher speeds when the top is down.