In trouble before the creation of the Stellantis group, Maserati has finally found color, renewing part of its range. After the V6 versions of the Gran Turismo, an electric version of the Folgore will arrive next year.
maserati finally it looks like i got the color. The third brand of Italian sports cars and Ferrari and Lamborghinihad suffered in recent years from a lack of novelty. It must be said that the poor financial health of the former Fiat-Chrysler group had relegated the brand to second place. Priority has been given to Jeep and Alfa Romeo within the portfolio. Thanks to the merger with PSA, the new Stellantis group became possible create a compromiseand of pool platforms, engines and R&D teams in general. Now that each brand in the group has a defined position, with directors and teams supporting their transformation, things are much easier.
GranTurismo: Italian elegance and refinement
Maserati presented before a aging column. The Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans dates from 2013, and the question of their replacement still arises. Fortunately, there was the Levante SUV, which appeared in 2017 and saved the brand’s sales. The return to equity and the prospect of a merger with PSA also confirmed the release of the supercar MC 20 in 2020. Finally, this year, the brand has launched two models in quick succession. of Grecale Compact SUVand especially GranTurismo sportsthe second generation after the instigator was launched in 2007. Improving on the style of its predecessor, the GranTurismo is a true Maserati, an ambassador of Italian beauty and sophistication. The good news is that branding matters wait until 2030 before going 100% electric.to be preserved two versions of V6 in its column: 490 horsepower Modena, and A trophy of 550 horses. With a record weight of less than 1,795 kg, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds. Its maximum speed is 320 km / h.
Folgore with electricity
But apart from these warm versions, of course it is electronic version which is expected. Maybe not for us, but for Maserati that must keep its electric range to meet the Brussels restrictions. baptized Grand Turismo Folgore (“electricity” in Italian), will be sold in in the year 2023. It will develop the same as 750 horsepower, with a record torque of 1,350 Nm! 0 to 100 km/h will be on this beaten version 2.8 seconds. Still his freedom will be 450 kilometers, which is not bad for example with sports calls. It will accept fast charging up to 270 kW, and therefore should provide a reasonable charging time. The electricity you need, the weight will take a hit and rise for 2,260 lbs ! Maserati, however, promises a 50/50 weight distribution. Meet inside 2023 for this; for this A GranTurismo with a huge premium.