Maserati GranTurismo: a new Italian model

Maserati officially lifts the veil of its new GranTurismo, after a series of teasers and uncamouflaged photos. As expected, the coupe is offered with a V6, but also in a supercharged electric version.

Several weeks ago, the maserati has been lifting the veil over its new generation of GranTurismo.

The replacement for the Italian coupé launched in 2007 has almost no secrets left, so much so that the Maserati press release reveals little additional information. The brand still does not provide photos of the interior, but it finally offers us a more complete technical sheet.

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In terms of style, the new GranTurismo doesn't reinvent the wheel. The line is very close to the old model and therefore regulars will not be bothered. The headlights are now vertical and resemble the MC20 coupe and the Grecale SUV. The shield still incorporates a large oval grille stamped with the Trident, while the hood is slightly hollowed out in two places.

In profile, there are flush handles and a slightly lowered roofline, while the large coupe is entitled to 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear. Horizontal lights are thinner than the previous generation. The thermal versions have two dual exhausts, while the electric variant's shielding is simplified.

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Because, in fact, an electric variant called Folgore is available for the first time on the GranTurismo. It's even the first electric Maserati 100% in the brand's history! This develops a theoretical accumulated power of 1,200 hp thanks to its three engines (two at the rear and one at the front). In reality, the Italian coupe stops at 760 hp for power really transferable to the wheels. Each of the electric motors provides 300 kW, which makes it possible to have all-wheel drive as standard.

Torque is phenomenal with 1,350 Nm, and 0 to 100 km/h is shot in just 2.7 s. The maximum speed is 320 km/h. On the other hand, the weight is also colossal with 2,260 kg announced. Maserati uses a useful 83 kWh battery (92.5 kWh gross) placed in a T around the central tunnel. For now, the brand does not give a figure of autonomy. The accumulator must be able to recharge very quickly, with charging power of up to 270 kW and at 800 V, like a Porsche Taycan.

For those not yet ready to go electric, Maserati will keep the thermal variants in the catalog until 2030. Admittedly, the melodious V8 is gone. But there is a replacement here for an evolution of the V6 3.0 biturbo inaugurated by the MC20. Here, Maserati replaces the MC20's dry sump with a wet sump and swaps the dual-clutch gearbox for a ZF automatic transmission with an eight-speed converter.

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Power is revised downwards as in the Grecale, with a “basic” Modena variant showing 490 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Sportier, the Trofeo variant rises to 550 hp and 650 Nm of torque, against 630 hp for the MC20. The weight is much more reasonable than the Folgore at 1,795 kg. But the performances are equally dazzling, with 3.9 s and 3.5 s respectively for the 0 to 100 km/h of the GranTurismo Modena and Trofeo.

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