The MC20 supercar donates its engine to the GT, but the big news is Maserati's first-ever EV.
Over the past year or two, Maserati has been promising to unveil an all-new GranTurismo sports car. But more than just a new sports car, the reinvented GT was also announced as the brand's first all-electric offering, although a combustion engine was also set to continue. Of course, a new Maserati must look gorgeous too, and the Italian automaker has been teasing the car with increasing frequency, leaving nothing of the exterior styling to the imagination.
Now, the new Maserati GranTurismo has finally been unveiled, and as promised, we get both the Nettuno V6 from the MC20 supercar and an electric model called the Folgore.
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 Nettuno engine is offered in two variants. The Modena produces 490 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, while the high-performance Trofeo version has been upgraded to 550 hp/479 lb-ft. Both models weigh 3,957 pounds, and both use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Brembo six-piston brakes are fitted up front, with four-pots at the rear.
The Modena will do 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and 0-124 mph in 13 seconds flat before arriving at a top speed of 188 mph. The Trofeo will manage 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0-124 mph in 11.4 seconds, and continue to a top speed of 199 mph.
The brand's first 100% electric vehicle is the GranTurismo Folgore, which is based on 800-volt architecture and "has been developed with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E." With three 300-kilowatt permanent magnet motors, this model will "continuously transmit around 760 hp to the wheels." The Folgore's battery has a capacity of 92.5 kWh and a discharge capacity of 560 kW.
Maserati has used plenty of aluminum and magnesium in the GT, helping keep the all-wheel-drive Folgore model's weight to 4,982 lbs. This model will manage 0-62 mph in just 2.7 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.8 seconds, and a top speed of 199 mph, like the Trofeo. A rear-wheel-drive mode is also included, and the EV gets a special syntheisezed sound that is influenced by the sound of V8 Maseratis of old.
The Maserati MC20 supercar has clearly influenced the design of the new GT, which benefits from new LED lighting in the front and the rear. A long hood and a short rear give it classic proportions, and 20-inch wheels in front are joined by 21-inch wheels at the rear. Four different designs with various finishes are available for these wheels, for a total of seven options, while the brake calipers are offered in seven hues: matte Nero (black), Nero, Rosso (red), Giallo (yellow), Blu (blue, obviously), matte Rosso, and for the Folgore only, matte dark Rame, a pinkish copper color.
The body of the car comes in six colors at launch: Bianco (white), Grigio Maratea (grey), Grigio Maratea Matte, Nero Ribelle, Blu Emozione, and Blu Nobile. Naturally, some special shades will be offered too. For example, the Modena launches in Grigio Cangiante (grey), the Trofeo launches in Rosso Granturismo (red), and the Folgore launches in Rame Folgore (copper). The Fuoriserie custom color range also includes Giallo Corse.
Maserati has yet to share images of the interior but assures us that there is no gear lever and the center console is free of buttons of any sort. All functions are controlled digitally on the 12.3-inch central and 8.8-inch "comfort" touchscreen displays. A two-tone split helps add to the clean and luxurious look, while a new multi-function steering wheel includes the engine start/stop button, drive mode controllers, and more lavish materials. Leather and chrome-plated details are highlighted and the wheel can be had in two colors: Nero for the Modena and Trofeo models and Denim for the Folgore.
The Trofeo version also gets exclusive perforated leather on the sides and the start/stop button is presented in trademark Blu. The paddles behind the wheel are finished in brushed dark aluminum as standard, and heating is standard on the Trofeo and Folgore models.
A head-up display, a digital clock, and a digital rearview mirror are also among the highlights. As standard, you get a 14-speaker Sonus Faber sound system, but the 19-speaker setup is the one you really want.
Pricing and availability have not yet been revealed.