Now confirmed, the GranTurismo will come in three different all-wheel-drive power specs: Modena, Trofeo and Folgore. Both the Modena and Trofeo iterations will get the eight-speed automatic transmissions and brand’s new 3.0 liter V6 ‘Nettuno’ engine, outputting 490hp in the former and an amped up 550hp in the latter. The pair will go from 0-100kph (62mph) in 3.9 and 3.5 seconds, respectively. (Maserati uses the same power unit in its MC20, where it makes 621 hp and gets to 60mph in just under three seconds.)
The Folgore, on the other, faster hand (shown above), will use a fully electric battery-based powertrain. Three 300-kW permanent magnet motors will throw 760hp to the wheels. Previously, the Italian maker gave the world a look at the electric variant in a video with comedian Sebastian Maniscalco driving around Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week. The brand says the Folgore will get to 60mph in around 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 200mph.
To keep the electrified GranTurismo nimble, Maserati has shaped the battery configuration into a T-bone shape through the car’s central tunnel. The architecture keeps weight low, prioritizing stability at speed. Expect anything less?
Reps from the brand say this GranTurismo’s new design draws inspiration from the Maserati A6 1500, the Italian maker’s first road car, which broke ground as a precursor to “grand touring” sports coupes.
On the outside, the new Maserati GranTurismo is more muscularly sculpted at the fenders than the previous generation. It also shares a bit of design language with the Maserati MC20, including the vented hood and angular tail lights.
On the inside customers can expect all the refinements of a modern Italian sports car. Luxurious materials, check. A 12.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen to control the Android-based infotainment suite, check, check. A suite of driver-assistance features à la adaptive cruise control and lane keeping, more boxes ticked.
Price has yet to be announced, but our crystal ball shows a base Modena fetching over $190,000.
We expect to get a little time behind the wheels of both the ICE versions and electric Folgore by early next year. So stay tuned for a full review.Learn More
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