Maserati revived its GranTurismo model after its discontinuation in 2019, now offering more to the model, at the cost of its V8. In its place is the Nettuno twin-turbocharged V6, with all wheel drive to complete the powertrain.
Though the exterior seemingly implies that it’s nothing more than a facelift, the Italians have built the new chassis with the electric version in mind. That being said, it doesn’t stray far off from the last time we’ve seen the grand tourer, with the only noticeable difference being the revised, less aggressive front end, at a glance. Upon closer inspection, part of the fenders have been integrated to the hood. The taillights are smaller, yet still gives enough visual cues to tie in to its predecessor.
The new modular platform has a bit of everything for everyone; with the model now having 3 versions to choose from: Modena, the comfort-oriented model, Trofeo, the sportier, ICE performance trim, or the fully electric Folgore, which translates to ‘lightning’ in Italian. No longer the Ferrari V8-powered RWD coupe, it now has a detuned version of the MC20’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, without the dry sump lubrication system. Used in both the Modena and Trofeo, the former has 490 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque, while the latter has much more, with 542 hp and 479 lb-ft. Still far from the power figures of the MC20, but the Folgore tops it off with 760 HP. Being fully electric, it has an electric motor on the front and two in the rear, with a T-shaped battery that contains 800-volts, enough to supposedly pump out around 250 miles. That, paired with a 0-60 of 2.7 seconds, and a top speed of 320 km/h, is quite promising for the ‘lightning’. The Modena has a 0-60 of 3.9, while the Trofeo does it in 3.5. Top speeds are 302 km/h and 320 km/h respectively.
p class=”MsoNormal”>Details on the interior have yet to follow, but expect an 8.8-inch touchscreen, audio systems by Sonus Faber, and a 360-degree camera. With all the stuff onboard, we will miss the RWD V8 Italian GT, but with the age of electrification, we should be thankful for even a V6. At least Maserati didn’t go full Mercedes.
(Images sourced from Maserati)