Listen To The Next-Gen Maserati GranTurismo's Sexy Sound

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But we still can't see much of its body.

Maserati has left its poor GranTurismo out in the cold for years, but the long wait is almost over. The Italian automaker is developing an all-new model, and although we've seen very few spy shots of the car and terribly unrevealing teasers, we're excited. For the first time, the GranTurismo will spawn an electric variant, but that's not why we're excited. We're looking forward to the retention of an internal combustion engine in some form, and the video below captures just a hint of what kind of melodic, explosive symphony we can expect from those quad tailpipes.

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Unfortunately, the car is still wrapped in loads of camouflage, so there's not much we can tell you about the design, but it seems clear that this will once again be a curvaceous, sensual, and elegant shape. If the lifecycle of the last model is anything to go by, Maserati had better make sure that the design is timeless. But those wide hips, that pert rear, and that full-chested front end already have our trident tingling. We should mention that this is the first time we're seeing the rear of the new grand tourer in any form, and we like where this is going.

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So what can we expect that lovely, throaty engine noise to be provided by? Well, rumors are all over the place at this point, but our best guess is that Maserati will adopt the use of an in-house V6 of some sort, although a V8 is also likely. And while we know that an all-electric version is definitely coming, we have no idea if the combustion engine will be supplemented by a hybrid power unit of some sort. Whatever happens, the GranTurismo will become the marque's first-ever EV, and if it takes off and become a sale success, we may not have to wait another 14 years for its successor.

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