It debuts next year.
Maserati plans to keep the new GranTurismo Folgore electric vehicle under wraps until next year. The Italian luxury label, on the other hand, is ready to flaunt it. Over the weekend, the firm teased the coupe, and now Maserati has released new photographs of Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares driving it.
The photographs are from Maserati’s official Twitter account, and they show Tavares behind the wheel, smiling and giving a giant thumbs up to the camera. The images show Maserati’s future, which will stay true to the company’s famous design language. The new GranTurismo Folgore keeps the brand’s signature grille and has a familiar GT form.
The essential heart of the brand’s future – an all-electric engine – is hidden behind the familiar-looking sheet metal. The business intends to introduce the new Maserati Folgore brand, which will usher in the company’s electrified future, with the goal of launching it by 2030, leaving exclusively electric vehicles in the portfolio.
The GranTurismo Folgore’s powertrain isn’t shrouded in mystery. The new Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, according to the firm, will have an 800-volt battery that will help provide more than 1,200 horsepower (894 kilowatts) to all four wheels. That means the coupe could reach speeds of 62 mph (100 km/h) in under three seconds. Its top speed is expected to be around 190 miles per hour (305 kilometres per hour).
The GranTurismo Folgore will not be the only GT variation available; later this year, the company will release a gas-powered version. The two-door could acquire the brand’s twin-turbocharged Nettuno V6 that makes 621 horsepower (456 kilowatts) from the MC20, while details about its engine are still unknown. It will, however, likely produce less power.
While we have some information about the GT Folgore, Maserati hasn’t given us everything. We don’t know how far the automobile can travel on electricity, how long it will take to charge, or how much it will cost. The new EV is just the beginning of the brand’s electrification initiatives, which will also include an all-electric Grecale crossover next year. Following that are electrified versions of the Quattroporte, Levante, and MC20. Electrified versions of the Quattroporte, Levante, and MC20 follow in 2025, with the brand becoming fully electric by the end of the decade.
Source: Maserati / Twitter