Maserati is developing a redesigned GranTurismo for a 2023 launch and the new car has just been spotted testing at the Nürburgring in electric guise.
Maserati is committed to providing a electric option on all its cars by 2025, with the redesigned GranTurismo being the first recipients. And by 2030, the automaker plans to sell only electric vehicles.
It is likely that Maserati will launch the GranTurismo exclusively in an electric form, as the automaker has been silent about plans for an internal combustion version. However, we have discovered prototypes for the new GranTurismo tested with internal combustion poweris said to be the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that debuted at Maserati’s MC20 Supercar.
The electric version, which will carry the name Folgore, Italian for “Lightning”, is confirmed to come with a three-motor setup with one at the front and two at the rear. The setup will run at 800 volts, which means high-speed charging will be possible, and peak power will be above 1,200 hp — yes, hypercar territory.
A GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio in some markets) is also planned. It is expected to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.
The GranTurismo finally ended production in 2019 after 12 years of running. The dedicated plant in Modena where it was built currently produces the MC20. The new GranTurismo will be produced at a plant in Turin.
2024 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore spy – Photo: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien
Of note, the GranTurismo Folgore won’t be the only electric Maserati available shortly. The automaker in March revealed a small crossover dubbed the Grecale. The Porsche Macan rival will start sales later this year with an internal combustion engine but will spawn an electric Grecale Folgore variant in 2023.
Maserati also plans to launch a Folgore version of the MC20 supercar.
Additionally, Maserati will roll out redesigned versions of the Quattroporte and Levante, which will likely run solely on electricity. Maserati will also phase out the Ghibli once the current model goes live.