Maserati is building a newly designed GranTurismo for launch in 2023, and Carlos Tavares, CEO of Maserati parent company Stellantis, has just taken a final stage prototype to roam the streets of Rome.
The prototype is for an electric version called the Granturismo Folgore, which was screened in Rome on April 9 as part of the promotion of the 2022 Formula E Rome e-Prix. The automaker, which plans to have an electric alternative in every car lineup by 2025 and a full-electric brand by 2030, is set to enter the Formula E World Championships next year.
The GranTurismo Folgore’s powertrain has been confirmed as a three-motor setup with one motor on the front and two on the rear. The setup will run at 800 volts, which means high-speed charging will be possible, and the maximum output will be 1,200 hp-yes, Hypercar Territory.
Masrati was quiet about his plans for the internal-combustion granturismo. The car will probably come with Maserati’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that debuted in the 2022 MC20 Supercar, possibly attached to a light-hybrid setup. The V-6 automatically delivers 621 hp to the MC20.
Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stalantis, examines the 2024 month of Granturismo Folgo
A GranTurismo convertible (GranCabrio in some markets) is also planned. Hopefully it will reach 2023 or 2024.
The GranTurismo Folgore will not be the only electric Maserati available next year. In March, Automaker unveiled a small crossover called the Greckel, based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s Giorgio platform. Greckel will go on sale later this year with internal-combustion power but in 2023 will create an electric Greckel Folgo variant. Maserati’s branding EVs for Folgore, Italian “Lightning”.
Folgo vehicles can be recognized by their unique front facies that are further facilitated by the low opening with the signature Trident grille.
Finally, Maserati will launch a Falgo version of the MC20 Supercar 7 Other than that, Maserati will only launch redesigned versions of Levante and Quattroporte with electric power. Ghibli will be phased out after running the current model.