Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Beats Ferrari To The EV Punch

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It has how much horsepower?!

Luxury brands like Maserati and Bentley saw record profits in the last year. The wealthy are spending their money on cars, and the books over at Maserati are proof. According to the Italian luxury brand, they managed a massive 41% year-on-year growth in sales, totaling 24,269 vehicles.

Now, the Trident brand has given us a look at where those profits have gone. Meet the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore. Roughly translated, "Folgore" is Italian for "lightning." Bet Ford wishes they had thought of that one. Oh, and it makes 1,200 horsepower.

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Where most new electric cars from brands are a massive departure from their traditional design language, Maserati has chosen to go the other way. Side by side, this new Maserati is strikingly similar to previous generations of the GranTurismo. Of course, there are some subtle differences nonetheless.

First, the wheels. They're much chunkier than anything we've seen from Maserati to date, likely designed to help lower that ever-important drag coefficient. We're also betting on a more closed-off grille, a-la Audi e-tron. Then again, it's not like the brand's electric SUV, the Maserati Grecale, is sporting a vastly different grille. It's even odds the brand decides to close off that famous trident-clad front end of theirs.

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Fittingly, the technical specs (or what little we do have at this early stage) reflect the car's Maserati badging. Intentional or not, we can't help but notice that 1,200 hp is a multiple of three; as in the three-pointed trident adorning every model. The GranTurismo Folgore will also have a three-motor layout and is likely a far more intentional nod to the Maserati Trident.

One thing's for sure, this 1,200 hp monster is sure to be at least three times as fast as a current GranTurismo. The 2022 GranTurismo, seen adorned in camo below, will likely be the last gas-powered generation of the GranTurismo before the GranTurismo goes fully electric in 2023.

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