A camouflaged prototype of the fully electric Maserati GranTurismo Folgore made an appearance last week, but our spy photographers caught it again, this time with an open bonnet, giving us a first look at its electric powertrain.
Like all future models of Maserati’s range, the GranTurismo and the GranCabrio will be offered in both ICE-powered and EV forms. The latter, dubbed Folgore, will use the space usually occupied by the Maserati Nettuno twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, for a bunch of electronics. The prototype was caught inside the workshop next to the track, where engineers were preparing it for development testing.
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The electric powertrain in the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is expected to produce in excess of 1,184 hp (883 kW / 1,200 PS) from a trio of electric motors. This figure would make it the most powerful Maserati ever.
Styling-wise, the Folgore variant will feature a few styling tweaks compared to the regular GranTurismo, while retaining most of the body panels including the fender-mounted LED headlights, the traditional grand tourer proportions, and the sexy tail with MC20-inspired taillights. Among the differences, there will be a model-specific grille, slimmer bumper intakes, a new set of wheels, plus the absence of the quad tailpipes.
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is expected to debut in 2023, alongside the ICE-powered GranTurismo. By 2025, the Trident brand will be offering Folgore variants of its entire range. Maserati has pledged of becoming an EV-only brand by 2030, which means they will discontinue ICE, at least for their road-going models.
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