Thanks to a video made during the Monterey Car Week, at the end of August, Maserati tells us more about the performance of the future and the first electric GT. Which is closer to a supercar than a GT at its maximum speed.
Some historic builders have trouble swallowing the electric pill. For others, on the contrary, it is an opportunity for a rebirth and to offer an even more flamboyant image. This is certainly the case with Maserati, which has already announced a zero-emission GT for some time. Specifically, an electric version of the new generation GranTurismo. But those who stay on the “Grand Touring” aspect of the thermal model may be surprised by the one called “Folgore”.
Let’s start with a reminder: “Folgore” means “lightning” in Italian. And it is with the speed of lightning that the customers of the first electric Maserati are leaving! The Modena company has actually revealed certain performances of its model thanks to a video shoot in California on the occasion of Monterey Car Week, which took place at the end of August.
Are you ready to roar? Take an electric grand tour on the California roads @SebastianKomedie.
— Maserati (@Maserati_HQ) 1 September 2022
The artificial sound of Folgore
We see the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore stripped of any camouflage, only the Trident logo will adorn the car’s profile. Otherwise, we are faced with the final model, which in turn continues to obscure its interior. At least the dashboard. Otherwise, we can clearly see in the video that the car can transport four people without compromising on the greatest comfort. We also notice the central console, which extends to the rear seats, above the central tunnel where Maserati will house the batteries of the sports car.
In addition, the video is also an opportunity for those who are most nostalgic for the furious sound of the V8 to listen to the artificial sound that Maserati has added to the new model. A sound that is supposed to be reminiscent of heat engines.
100 km/h in 2.7 seconds
As the video progresses, the car’s features are revealed. And the least we can say is that the car’s 1,200 horsepower could bring attention to many thermal sports cars. Judge for yourself: 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, 2.7 seconds to be exact, and a top speed of 320 km/h, the speed of a golden eagle in a dive!
Some would say that the Tesla Model S Plaid does better with its 1020 horsepower: 2.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h, and 322 km/h on top. Safe. But the electric GranTurismo was supposed to be far more luxurious than the American one. To each his own style.
100 km recovered in 5 minutes
Moreover, if the Californian sedan claims 600 kilometers of autonomy, we do not yet know what will happen to the Maserati. Nothing has been leaked yet, either on its battery pack or on the autonomy it will show. And regarding the cargo, if we distinguish the hatch under the car’s left rear lights, the Italian manufacturer simply reveals that it will be possible to recover 100 kilometers in 5 minutes and 160 kilometers (100 miles) in 10 minutes.
While we wait to learn more about the full spec sheet for the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore when it’s unveiled in 2023, we know it won’t be the only one in the manufacturer’s zero-emission range at Trident. The Grecale SUV, already in the thermo catalogue, will also become fully electric in the coming years with a Folgore version. A 100% electric GranCabrio was also to follow.
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