Once again, Maserati comes through in grand fashion. Just as we found out that we weren’t on the list for the Alfa Romeo Spider, Maserati has rescued the summer from complete ruin. A far cry from the Maserati Spyder that marked the Trident’s Stateside reemergence, this Pininfarina-styled droptop exudes elegance and power. Equally as appealing is the GC’s ability to seat four adults, something unheard of in any previous Maserati open-air vehicle and a tribute to its engineering. As the longest-wheelbase convertible on the market, the GranCabrio will (like everything else, it seems) debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 15th (we’ll be there firsthand!). Look for the familiar 4.7 liter V8 to power the refined ragtop.