Ultimate Factories: Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Featured on National Geographic [w/VIDEO]
Ultimate Factories is back! The National Geographic Channel hit series has returned for another run, taking an in-depth look at automotive factories around the world and investigating how they turn out true motoring gems. This week the show travels to Torino and Modena, Italy, to show us how the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible comes together. Be sure to tune in on Thursday, February 10th, at 10PM ET/PT. Check out the video highlights and show details after the jump.
An exotic car built to push performance to the edge while blending Italian elegance is crafted inside Maserati’s ultimate factory. It takes 22 days for a Maserati to be assembled and considered road ready — and the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, a $135,000 convertible that tops out at more than 170 mph, is the new pinnacle of performance and comfort. Parts are assembled in Torino, Italy, while Maserati engines, made by Ferrari, are delivered to Modena, Italy. Another nine days are spent inspecting and testing each finished car. Then each car must pass a grueling series of road tests on both local streets and highways as well as on Maserati’s own cobblestone test track before it is ready to be shipped across the world.
Source: National Geographic