Maserati's second-generation GranTurismo sports coupe is launching with full-electric and gasoline engine versions.
The latest GranTurismo remains a classic Maserati coupe, the first of which was the A6 1500 in 1947, but it will compete in a dwindling supercar market as wealthy buyers switch to premium SUVs or four-door cars such as the Porsche Panamera from coupes. The GranTurismo's rivals include the Ferrari Roma and the Aston Martin DB11 coupe.
The full-electric version of the GranTurismo supercar, badged as the Folgore, marks the Stellantis luxury brand's first full-electric car, a historic shift for a brand famed for powerful internal-combustion engines.
A battery-electric variant of the GranCabrio, the convertible version of the GranTurismo, is set to debut by the end of 2023, along with a full-electric Grecale midsize SUV.
The GranTurismo's gasoline engine variants, Trofeo and Modena, feature Maserati's Nettuno 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which replaces the V-8 made by Ferrari that equipped the previous GranTurismo. The Nettuno engine was introduced in 2021 on the MC20 sports car. It was developed by Maserati and is built at the brand's home of Modena, Italy.
The V-6-powered GranTurismo weighs nearly 3,957 pounds, which Maserati said makes it the lightest four-seater coupe.
The Folgore EV variant is propelled by three identical e-motors, one on the front axle and two hitched at the rear, each controlled by a silicon-carbide inverter and slotted into an 800-volt electrical architecture. With a total output of more than 1,200 hp, it has a top speed of more than 200 mph and will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.
Journalists recently had a chance to drive the GranTurismo and its variants in Italy and we've collected some early reviews.