And on the sidelines of the World Cup in 2022

“And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup”…

Why this section? Because there are many new products for the fall, and you definitely expect to see them all on our mini “Mondial de l’auto” page, where you traditionally find new models from all manufacturers.

However, since several manufacturers have chosen not to be present at this edition of the Paris Motor Show 2022, a certain number of new products will not be exhibited at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, and especially the one presented in this article. In order to give you an exhaustive vision and meet your expectations, we have nevertheless chosen to publish them on the Caradisiac mini-site dedicated to the Paris Motor Show, but in a special section “And on the sidelines of the Paris Motor Show Auto” .

Like many other car brands, Maserati will only sell 100% electric models in 2030. Until then, the trident brand will have it both ways: good old piston engines and zero-emission energy. The all-new version of the GranTurismo perfectly represents this duality. Designed on a completely new chassis made of 65% aluminum, it takes over from the model that was launched in 2007 and disappeared from the catalog in 2019, appreciated for its elegant style and above all the howl of its very beautiful atmospheric V8. At 4.96 meters long, it falls into the category of large luxury coupes and will tackle the benchmark of its kind, the Bentley Continental GT.

The new Maserati GranTurismo keeps the proportions of the old with an updated style

The design remains very close to this previous GranTurismo, with a similar silhouette and stylistic codes simply adapted to the times. There’s still a large trident-adorned grill, stretched optics, a long arched hood and a nicely chunky rear end. Maserati isn’t revealing any pictures of the interior at the moment, but we already know that the car will get a 12.3-inch touchscreen on the center console in addition to a 12.2-inch instrument cluster and a third 8.8-inch screen. In other words, Maserati’s usual luxury will be combined with the digital universe of today’s cars.

At 4.96 meters long, it is larger than the Bentley Continental GT
At 4.96 meters long, it is larger than the Bentley Continental GT

V6 or electric

Obviously there is no more naturally aspirated V8, but the new Maserati GranTurismo still offers the option of a powerful combustion engine: a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 very similar to the one in the latest supersporty MC20, with a few modifications. structural to adapt it to the “grand tourism” genre. It now gets a wet sump instead of a dry sump and develops 490 horsepower and 600 Nm in the base “Modena” version, mated to all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This GranTurismo Modena weighs 1795 kg, achieves 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 13 seconds and reaches a top speed of 302 km/h. In the top-of-the-range “Trofeo” variant, the V6 rises to 550 horsepower and 650 Nm. The car requires the same mass but only needs 3.5 seconds to bring 0-100 km/h down from 11.4 seconds for 0 to 200 km/h and can spin at 320 km/h.

The Modena and Trofeo V6 versions still have exhaust outlets...
The Modena and Trofeo V6 versions still have exhaust outlets…

Straight-line performance largely overshadowed by the Folgore, the 100% electric version of the GranTurismo. Equipped with three electric motors with a total output of 1200 horsepower, it limits its maximum output to 760 horsepower to ensure maximum autonomy. Weighing 2260 kilos on the scales, it boasts 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h. Authentic linear supercar figures that only make us fear the brakes, whose size (380mm front discs with 6-piston calipers and 350mm rear four-piston discs) has not been increased despite the 465 kilos added. the scale.

...But not Folgore, a 100% electric version
…But not Folgore, a 100% electric version

From approximately €175,000

Packed with technology, equipped with a new electronic control unit and a torque-vectoring transmission that promises to be tasty in sporty driving, this new GranTurismo will retail from €175,000 in its basic Modena version. The Trofeo and Folgore variants will therefore cost much more and the price grid should place it on par with the Bentley Continental GT. A convertible will logically follow in a few months.

Caradisiac, partner at the Paris Motor Show

As in 2018, Caradisiac is again a partner in 2022 of the Mondial de l’Auto, which takes place in Paris from 17 to 23 October. The Caradisiac editorial team will thus be moved to its own stand for the duration of the show to analyse, dissect, photograph and film all the new models. And of course it will also be an opportunity for you to come, as you are used to, to meet our journalists. Which new or used car should you buy? They will answer all your questions. Until then, we at Caradisiac will provide you with all the information that we could get from the manufacturers about their new models.

Useful information

Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles

When? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (press day Monday 17)

What hours? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9.30 to 22.30 every day; Sunday 23 October: 9.30am to 7.00pm.

That test of news will take place at the show from 9.30am to 9.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

How many ? Two differentiated prices between week and weekend for adults (€16 and €20); for children aged 7 to 17: €8 and €10 (i.e. 50% reduction).

Free entry for children under 7 years

How ?By taking tickets by connecting to Purchase also possible at the receptions in Pavilion 5.1 (depending on the number of remaining seats)

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