Maserati GranTurismo - A formidable trio

Kawe S 10/9/2022

If you love yourself a GT, you've probably heard about the Maserati GranTurismo. A fast, super-comfortable coupe that, as the name suggests, is perfect for those long inter-state road trips.

Returning after a three-year break, the Maserati GranTurismo is back with a selection of three new models. What we refer to as a 'formidable trio'. Two of these are powered by a gas engine (Modena and Trofeo), and one is fully electric (the Fulgore).

Engine

As stated above, buyers of the GranTurismo will have two power options to choose from; internal combustion or fully electric. Internal combustion engine versions of the car will be powered by Maserati's Nettuno twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6 engine ported over from the Maserati MC20. The mid-mounted engine will come in two versions with varying output. With the base model Modena, the Nettuno will produce 490hp and 442lb-ft of torque and with the more powerful Trofeo version, the powerful V6 will produce 550hp and 479lb-ft of torque.

Maserati GranTurismo - A formidable trio

The fully electric version, the Folgore, will come powered by three 300-kilowatt electric motors, with two on each of the rear axles and one at the front. Combined, the three will produce an astounding 760hp and 995lb-ft of torque. Power will be stored by a 92.5 kWh battery with a discharge capacity of 560 kW.

The batterys T-bone shape design ensures that modules are not placed under the seat but rather around the central tunnel. This, according to Maserati, considerably lowers the car's H-point, which helps with better weight distribution. Fully built in-house, the technology for the electric powertrain is derived from Formula E, and has been developed in tandem with Maserati's software, giving the car the best driving experience in all conditions.

Exterior and Interior Design

While it sure does look like many of the GranTurismos before it, Maserati did try to convince us that the 2024 model is indeed different. The Italian company says that the GT now features much cleaner and more intentional design cues, with more robust curves and longer and wider body panels. Keen fans of the brand will notice this to be true and, just like us, should find the new car to be strikingly beautiful.

Maserati GranTurismo - A formidable trio

Speaking of beauty, V6v ersions of the car were revealed in a stunning red hue code-named Rosso GranTurismo, while the EV version wore a more toned downed silver-grayish style. Additionally, The MC20s stunning vertical headlines made it here too, as well as the rounder matte black grill and, of course, Maseratis iconic trident logo.

Not much of the interior was revealed, however, Maserati says buyers should expect the companys latest Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, an integrated touchscreen interface, a digital clock, and an optional heads-up display. A Sonus faber 3-D sound system should convey an all-round sound experience inside the cabin with the signature sound of the Maserati engine audible even in the electric version of the Gran Turismo.

The GranTurismo Folgore will be the first fully-electric car in the Italian companys ranks, in line with their target of going fully electric by 2030. The GT is expected to hit the road in the second quarter of 2023. Pricing details remain scarce at the moment.


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