We haven't seen a new version of the sports coupe in over a decade.
Maserati hasn't released a new GranTurismo model since 2007, so the highly-anticipated replacement is long overdue. The 2022 Maserati GranTurismo is a significant departure from the outgoing model, as it will arrive sporting an all-electric drivetrain in both coupe and convertible forms, alongside a more traditional setup. Unfortunately, Maserati hasn't released many details about the next-generation GranTurismo, and our only spy shots of the vehicle show it wearing an Alfa Romeo Giulia body as a disguise.
Leave it to the Italians to keep a big secret for so long, but it looks like the Modena-based automaker couldn't leave its fans waiting anymore. Maserati has finally released the first official photos showing the GranTurismo prototype.
Though the final design is still camouflaged, it's clear the new GranTurismo will retain a similar shape to its predecessor while adopting modern Maserati styling cues. The headlight shape reminds us of the MC20 supercar and the overall styling draws some inspiration from the Alfieri concept revealed in 2016.
Maserati will still offer the GranTurismo with a gasoline engine, likely an in-house twin-turbo V6. But it won't be the 620-horsepower Nettuno, which Maserati said will only go into the MC20. While the MC20 will adopt an all-electric drivetrain in the future, the GranTurismo will be Maserati's first EV.
"Ahead of the launch of the new model, the prototype cars are currently undergoing a period of intensive road and circuit testing, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the final setup," Maserati says. No date for the reveal was provided, and based on how long Maserati's been teasing the Grecale, we may not see the GranTurismo for a while longer.
When it finally arrives on the market, the GranTurismo will occupy a unique space in the market. There are no two-door, four-seater EVs on the market, nor are there any convertible EVs. This is Maserati's chance to create a new segment not occupied by rivals like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, or Porsche.