Maserati has taken the wraps of the all-new GranTurismo coupé that combines the high-performance characteristic of a sports car with both a powerful internal combustion engine and the most innovative 100 percent battery electric solutions. The new GranTurismo will be available in three different versions: Which is available in three variants – the V6-powered Modena and Trofeo, plus the fully electric Folgore which is by far the most powerful.
The Modena is equipped with the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 Nettuno engine, the same powerplant featured in the MC20 supercar. The Nettuno will produce 490 horsepower in the GranTurismo Modena, compared to the MC20’s 621 hp. The Trofeo is the high-performance GranTurismo, using the same engine but upgraded to produce 550 horsepower, but upgraded to a maximum power of 550-hp.
The new GranTurismo Folgore adopts a 100 percent electric battery-based powertrain. The Folgore system is based on 800-volt technology and has been developed with innovative technical solutions derived from Formula E, with a combined output of 751 hp (560 kW / 761 PS) and a monstrous 1,350 Nm (995.7 lb-ft) of torque. The 800-volt architecture comprises a trio of permanent magnet electric motors producing 402 hp (300 kW / 408 PS) each, and a T-bone-shaped 92.5 kWh battery using technology from Formula E. Power is transmitted to all four wheels with the help of torque vectoring. The Folgore also gets an extra driving mode called Max Range.
The new model makes extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium, together with high-performance steel. Such a multi-material approach required new manufacturing processes to be created, resulting in best-in-class weight levels.
The GranTurismo comes with a fully digital cockpit comprising a configurable 12.2-inch Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, a heads-up display, and another 8.8-inch touchscreen on the center console. The latter incorporates the “simplest and fastest digital climate control on the market” with Maserati trying to avoid any criticism for not offering physical controls.
Deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. At launch, the GranTurismo is also available in the PrimaSerie 75th Anniversary Launch Edition. Discover Opulent Club on Apple news.
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