Italians have a reputation for creating beautiful objects. They’re a nation that seemed to sacrifice almost everything for the sake of aesthetics; older Italian cars had a formidable reputation for being undriveable, unrealiable, but one look and you were quite possibly in love.
I should know, I am Italian. Although the most beautiful thing I have ever created was a wooden birdfeeder for a grade school project. But I digress. The motorvehicle over which you are currently drooling is the Maserati GrandCabrio Sports. The GranCabrio was no lay-about, so quite why they needed to make it faster is beyond me.
The Tourer category of vehicles draws a lot of interest and the Opel Astra Sports Tourer is no stranger to the fact. Ideal for family needs, the Opel Astra variant is up for a facelift and its 2011 model prototype has been spotted by spy photographers.
The images reveal a camouflaged rear end but one can still make out the detailing at the rear as similarities can be drawn with the current generation model. There is no extension from the rear side window and even the tail-lights are similar to the current variant but the lower reflector lights have been moved into the bumper. The prototype reveals a production ready model and there is every chance that this sports tourer might start selling within a matter of months. [Images via WCF]