F1 champ reveals car of choice

Can you guess Fernando Alonso's brand-new ride?
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Mar 20, 2010

 TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News Fernando Alonso Maserati GranCabrio

Fernando Alonso may drive a Ferrari F10 F1 car whenever he's working on a grand prix weekend, but for his days off the two-time world champion chooses to drive a more leisurely car for his daily commute--a Maserati GranCabrio.

Alonso recently took delivery of the GranCabrio which sports a dark gray Grigio Granito exterior which is in contrast to the two-tone Pearl Beige and Bordeaux leather upholstery of the interior. The GranCabrio's soft top, which folds up in 20 seconds, matches the interiors.

Powering Alonso's GranCabrio is a 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 440hp and this is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

"Fernando Alonso was particularly impressed by the space offered by the GranCabrio, perfect for four adult passengers," Maserati said in a statement. The GranCabrio is the first four-seat convertible in Maserati's 96-year history.

The Maserati GranCabrio officially goes on sale in Europe this month.

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