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New 2023 Maserati GranTurismo

GT arrives with V6 and EV power

The second generation Maserati GranTurismo has been revealed, carrying styling cues from the Maserati MC20, it brings with it both electric and V6 powertrain options in an effort to re-establish Maserati as a leading sports car manufacturer.

 Maserati GranTurismo  Folgore rear

The top spec Folgore (Italian for thunderbolt) is the 2+2 electric GranTurismo, it is powered by a 93kWh (83kWh usable) T-shaped battery making more than 745bhp and 997lb ft of torque, and can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.7sec. The power is generated by three in-house-built motors, one on the front axle and two at the rear, which allow for both rear- and four-wheel drive. The battery can be charged at speeds of up to 270kW, putting it among the fastest-charging EVs on sale. and will be priced at nearly £200,000.

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo side 

The firm’s goal is to have an all-electric range by 2025, Though Maserati is not ditching combustion power yet, henceforth the introduction of the petrol version GranTurismo fitted with a detuned version of the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre Nettuno powertrain used in the MC20. The Trofeo form Granturismo gets 550bhp (71bhp less than the MC20), 479lb ft and a 0-62mph time of 3.5sec, Costing around £50,000 less than its electric sibling. A Modena variant with 489bhp and 443lb ft will also be available.

The weight of the V6 cars is significantly less than the EV, weighting 1795kg compared to 2260kg,  

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo rear 

Differences between the two varied models are very subtle, these include an altered front bumper and quad pipes at the rear of the V6. The V6 model also has a bigger boot than the EV because space is not given to the rear motors. However, if you are going to miss the sounds of internal combustion then the Folgore EV will have outer and inner speakers that will propel out a “unique” soundtrack for your pleasure.

New bespoke underpinnings, already used in other models formulas the base of the Folgore and its V6 partner, with the battery placed low and along the centre of the chassis for the optimal weight distribution and centre of gravity which helps the Folgore achieve its 50:50 weight distribution.

Maserati GranTurismo  Folgore rear three quarter 

The V6 car will arrive in spring 2023 and the EV in the second half of the year.