Always 4WD, even with a combustion engine
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, as the fully electric version of Maserati’s new sports group is called, has a driving range of 450 kilometers on the WLTP cycle. A car, like an EV with a combustion engine, is always a four-wheel drive. This is evident from British media reports who were already allowed to drive the car.
The upcoming electric Maserati GranTurismo Folgore will reach 450 km on the WLTP cycle. That writes British Autocar according to Maserati sources. To reach that value, the car uses a battery pack with a net capacity of 83 kWh, which can be fully charged with a fast charger thanks to the voltage of 800V on board and up to 270 kW. The car will be on the market in the second half of 2023, shortly after the versions with Maserati’s Nettuno called V6. They get a 490 hp (like Modena) or 550 hp (like Trofeo) gasoline engine in their long noses and will be on the market next spring.
Unfortunately, there’s another piece of news to report about the GranTurismo: it’s always a four-wheel drive vehicle, Top Gear’s British branch reports. It’s surprising in itself, because the original GranTurismo – which, with its naturally aspirated V8, was heavier than the new one with a blown V6 and thus four-wheel drive – was only available as a rear-wheel drive. Those who think back to longing for that earlier model would do well to opt for the electric Folgore and its successor. Maserati now says that it is sound generator on board, which must produce a sound outside and inside that is somewhere between that of electric motors and that of an old V8.
It is not yet known how much the car will cost in the Netherlands. In the UK, the 761bhp Folgore costs around £50,000 more than the more powerful petrol version, although the ratio is obviously different here due to bpm. We hope to be able to report the exact price soon.