New Maserati GranTurismo Debuts In ICE-Powered And EV Forms

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Maserati has taken the wraps of the all-new GranTurismo, which is available in three variants – the V6-powered Modena and Trofeo, plus the fully electric Folgore which is by far the most powerful. The GranTurismo incorporates an evolutionary styling with modern styling cues and sexy proportions in the exterior, combined with a luxurious four-seater cabin.

A Stunning Grand Tourer In The Traditional Way

Maserati has already shown us the design of the GranTurismo in both ICE-powered and EV forms, but this is the first time we get to see all different trims free of camouflage. The new generation has grown in all dimensions, measuring 4,959 mm (195.2 inches) long, 1,957 mm (77 inches) wide, and 1,353 mm (53.3 inches) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,929 mm (115.3 inches). The Trofeo is slightly longer than the Modena and the Folgore, measuring 4,966 mm (195.5 inches).

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The model looks like an evolution of its predecessor (2007-2019) with a long bonnet and a low nose, but the body is more sculpted than before. The designers managed to keep the beltline and the total height quite low, while extending the distance between the front wheels and the doors for traditional grand tourer proportions. Signature details include the clamshell bonnet with integrated vents, the low nose with the Trident emblem, the fender-mounted headlights inspired by the MC20 and the Grecale, the muscular rear fenders, and the slim horizontally-arranged LED taillights.

The styling differences between the three variants are subtle but noticeable. The front bumper has smaller intakes and a different grille pattern on the Folgore, the Modena has a dark-finished front apron while the Trofeo gets sportier intake trim and a version-specific splitter with body-colored portions. On the profile the models are differentiated by the alloy wheels, measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the back. The most striking wheel design belongs to the EV, with three main spokes and improved aerodynamic efficiency.

At the back, the Folgore has no tailpipes, revealing its zero-emission nature, while both ICE-powered models get quad tailpipes. Similar to the front, the rear apron of the Modena is slightly more subtle than the Trofeo, which features a prominent diffuser, more aggressive inlets, and a lip spoiler made of carbon fiber.

Maserati GranTurismo Modena 4

The Maserati GranTurismo is based on a new lightweight architecture made of aluminum, magnesium, and steel. All variants get double-wishbone suspension with a “semi-virtual” steering axis at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear, with electronically controlled air springs as standard.

Starting with the ICE-powered models, they are fitted with Maserati’s own twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 Nettuno engine. In the GranTurismo, the V6 comes with a wet sump rather than the MC20’s exclusive dry sump, and features cylinder deactivation technology for improved efficiency. Power is transmitted to the rear axle exclusively through an 8-speed automatic gearbox by ZF. The driver can choose among five driving modes – Comfort, GT, Sport, Corsa, and ESC-Off.

In the entry-level GranTurismo Modena the mill produces 490 hp (365 kW / 496 PS) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque. This makes it more powerful than the performance flagship of the previous generation MC Stradale, allowing a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 302 km/h (188 mph).

The performance-focused GranTurismo Trofeo gets a more powerful version of the V6 producing 550 hp (410 kW / 557 PS) and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque, and features an electronic self-locking differential. Compared to the rest of the Maserati lineup, this is more powerful than the 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) of the Grecale Trofeo SUV but less than the 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) of the MC20 supercar. The GranTurismo Trofeo accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore 4

The fully electric GranTurismo Folgore is the most powerful production model from Maserati with a combined output of 751 hp (560 kW / 761 PS) and a monstrous 1,350 Nm (995.7 lb-ft) of torque. The 800-volt architecture comprises a trio of permanent magnet electric motors producing 402 hp (300 kW / 408 PS) each, and a T-bone-shaped 92.5 kWh battery using technology from Formula E. Power is transmitted to all four wheels with the help of torque vectoring. The Folgore also gets an extra driving mode called Max Range.

As a result of this impressive output, the GranTurismo Folgore is the quickest of them all. More specifically, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.7 seconds and from 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.8 seconds, while top speed is a Trofeo-matching 320 km/h (199 mph). Predictably, the EV is the heaviest of the lot, weighing 2,260 kg (4,982 pounds) compared to the 1,795 kg (3,957 pounds) of the combustion-engined siblings. In terms of weight balance, the Folgore has the perfect 50:50 ratio between the axles thanks to the battery placement, while the Modena and the Trofeo are rated at 52:48 due to the V6’s mass at the front.

Maserati GranTurismo Modena 3

Maserati didn’t publish any photos of the interior, keeping its cards closed for now. They did, however, describe the tech features of the cabin, while stating that it can accommodate four adults thanks to clever packaging and the tricky design of the roof.

The GranTurismo comes with a fully digital cockpit comprising a configurable 12.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a heads-up display, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, and another 8.8-inch touchscreen on the center console. The latter incorporates the “simplest and fastest digital climate control on the market” with Maserati trying to avoid any criticism for not offering physical controls.

The signature clock on the dashboard is still there, although in a digital form with different faces. The user can interact with the infotainment through touch, gestures, and voice commands by using the updated Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA). A luxurious grand tourer must come with a fitting audio system, thus Maserati is offering the 1,195-Watt 19-speaker system by Sonus Faber. Finally, the automaker didn’t neglect safety, with plenty of ADAS offering Level 2 autonomous capability.

Maserati didn’t reveal pricing for the new GranTurismo range. Deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2023, starting with the ICE-powered models and continuing with the Folgore. Next year, Maserati will also unveil the soft-top GranCabrio, expanding the bodystyle variations of the model.

Maserati GranTurismo Modena 1

Maserati GranTurismo Modena 3

Maserati GranTurismo Modena 4

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo 2s

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo 3

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo 4s

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo 1

Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo 5

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore 1s

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore 2

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore 5

Source: carscoops



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