After a long wait and numerous advances, Maserati has presented the second generation of the GranTurismo. Its Folgore version is called to become the first 100% electric model of the Italian firm, as it will hit the market before the Grecale Folgore SUV. Later it will have a convertible body called GranCabrio.
Aesthetically, the new Maserati GranTurismo drinks from the design language already seen in the MC20, although it adapts it to a somewhat more classic format since its silhouette is that of a “lifelong” sports car: elongated hood, displaced passenger compartment on the rear axle, shortened rear… The proportions, wide and low, are those of a true thoroughbred.
Both the optical groups in vertical format and the oval grille (blinded in the Folgore) are common to other models of the brand. In addition, we cannot fail to point out its stylized lights, a finer and more modern reinterpretation of those used by the first GranTurismo launched in 2007. Of course, the triple air intake on the front wing is not missing.
Although there are still no images of the cabin, it has been confirmed that it will have two screens, a 12.3-inch central one and another 8.8-inch one. The digital instrumentation will be 12.2 inches and will have a surround design; In addition, it will be complemented by a projected Head-up Display. The two available sound systems will be the work of Sonus faber.
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore will be launched in the second half of 2023
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore will be equipped with three electric motors, one on the front axle and two on the rear. This results in a trunk reduced to just 270 liters. The powertrain will be able to deliver a maximum power of 761 hp (560 kW), as well as distribute up to 400 hp to each rear wheel thanks to the torque vectoring system.
The vehicle will be able to complete 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 8.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 320 km/h. The battery, located in the central tunnel, will have a capacity of 92.5 gross kWh (83 useful kWh); However, at the moment the homologated autonomy has not been disclosed.
Its 800-volt electrical architecture will allow it to charge at a maximum of 270 kW of power in direct current, recovering 100 km in just 5 minutes. Despite its weight of 2,260 kg, it is expected to be a reference from a dynamic point of view. Its arrival on the market is scheduled for the second half of 2023.