Practically 100 years after Maserati’s first car debuted in Italy in 1926, the model is embarking on a brand new period with the all-electric GranTurismo Folgore. The $170,000 sports activities automobile with 280-mile vary will hit the market in 2023, alongside two gas-powered variations: the Modena and Trofeo. 

Maserati first introduced the Folgore, which suggests “lightning” in Italian, in March and teased a prototype (Opens in a brand new window)in April. New particulars(Opens in a brand new window) present specifics concerning the battery pack and motors that make the Folgore probably the most highly effective of the three new GranTurismo fashions.

A 92.5kWh battery will energy three 300kW motors, which ship an astounding 760hp to the wheels. The automobile will go from zero to 62mph in 2.7 seconds, topping out at a 199mph max velocity, The Verge studies(Opens in a brand new window). The competing electrical Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo(Opens in a brand new window), which Invoice Gates owns(Opens in a brand new window), goes from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds.

Maserati’s design crew configured the battery pack in a “T-bone” form to keep up the normal, low top of its sports activities vehicles—about 4′ 5.27″ inches excessive, the Detroit Information studies(Opens in a brand new window).

“The form…avoids inserting the battery modules beneath the seats, primarily transferring them across the central tunnel and subsequently significantly decreasing the automobile’s H-point,” the automaker says(Opens in a brand new window).

Blue sportscar driving on the road.

GranTurismo Folgore prototype
(Credit score: Maserati)

Maserati will supply electrical variations of all its automobiles by 2025, and plans (Opens in a brand new window)to cease promoting gas-powered vehicles by 2030. After the GranTurismo Folgore, Maserati will launch the all-electric Grecale SUV. It is set to hit sellers in fall 2023 beneath the identical Folgore model—the “Maserati Grecale Folgore(Opens in a brand new window).”

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It is a large guess meant to proceed a latest trajectory of robust gross sales for the the Stellantis-owned model. In 2021, Maserati bought 41% extra vehicles than the earlier 12 months, delivering 24,269 automobiles worldwide. This helped improve its share of the posh automobiles market to 2.4% (2.9% in North America, 2.7% in China) and usher in over 2 million Euros in web income.

Folgore logo on car.

Maserati’s electrical automobiles, the Grecale and GranTurismo, will launch beneath the Folgore model.

The GranTurismo Folgore will compete with different luxurious electrical sportscars just like the 2023 Audi e-tron GT(Opens in a brand new window) and 2023 Porsche Taycan(Opens in a brand new window). At $170,000, it is going to be one of the costly electrical sportscars in the marketplace.

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