Yeah, I’m talking to you. I know you like what you see. Where else can you find such a pristine piece of machinery with a flare for the new, but respect for the old? Where else can you fixate your eyes on a page for so long that you’ll actually consider buying me when you’re done?

That’s the kind of power the 2012 Maserati GranCabrio brings to the table. You’re welcome. The six-speed V8 engine and gorgeous look is reminiscent of the GranTurismo, a close member of my family. But my driving experience—complete with an open top, four-seat ride, the scent of fine leather handcrafted by Poltrona Frau and magnificent woods that line the dashboard and door panel—is simply divine.

With a transmission that has four modes fitted for driving style and road conditions and the Skyhook suspension system meant to react based on movement detection, the on-road comfort is beyond anything my competitors offer, but still on par with the top-notch quality Maserati has built its name on.

Each car owner is able to develop a made-to-measure vehicle—something the company takes pride in. You want a soft-top hood? Sure, it can happen, and in six colors. Want chrome rings to enhance your dashboard features? Done. The craftsmanship and design are meant to define you as a driver, not just define our brand as a juggernaut.

It’s another chapter in the long illustrious career of the Trident. Turn the page and jump right in.

cal hunter

At night when Cal Hunter's family is asleep, the only thing he loves more than a tall glass of Wild Turkey next to his Mac is the clicking of keys when thoughts become words and sentences become a story. He thinks, he lives, he writes. There isn't much more to know.