Following a several-year hiatus, the Maserati GranTurismo is finally coming back. It brings with it the gorgeous styling and exciting performance that has always characterized Maserati’s grand touring models, but here it pushes them to even greater heights. Conventional, gasoline-powered engine variants available in two different states of tune, comprise the bulk of the available drivetrains, but for the first time, there is also a fully electric drivetrain available for the GranTurismo. The range-topping Folgore trim, equipped with an all-electric drivetrain, takes the crown as the most powerful vehicle in the entire Maserati lineup.
As with other Maserati models, the increasing performance levels of the GranTurismo are designated by the vehicle trim. This starts with the Modena trim, which is equipped with Maerati’s Nettuno 3.0-liter V6 engine, which produces 483 horsepower. That’s already more power than you’ll find in most of the V6-powered Maseratis, and your first clue that the GranTurismo is here to set a new performance standard. It will hit 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds.
The Trofeo trim is next up, and while this uses the same engine, here it is optimized to produce 542 horsepower. This is only slightly less than what you get with V8-powered models, and the 0-60 time of just 3.3 seconds is seriously quick. Both of these trims are all-wheel drive, and use an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Last up is the Folgore trim, the all-electric version of the GranTurismo. Here you get 751 horsepower and just shy of a thousand pounds-feet of torque, as well as all-wheel drive. The drivetrain and batteries are all built using technology from Formula E, and it’s no wonder that it will hit 60 mph in a whiplash-inspiring 2.7 seconds.
It’s easy to see that this new GranTurismo is an evolution of the ideas used to style previous generations of Maserati grand touring cars, stretching all the way back to the original A6 in 1947. But new features can be seen here too, like the clamshell hood design, which allows for a fender design that is unbroken by hood creases. Small visual distinctions set the trims apart, the easiest to notice of these are the wheels. All of them come with 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, but each trim has a unique design to it. With its electric drivetrain, the Folgore is further set apart by the smaller grille and a lack of any tailpipes.
A grand touring car needs to be as luxurious as it is beautiful and fast, and Maserati has created an interior for the GranTurismo that is a modern take on Italian architecture and craftsmanship. It is awash in open-pore wood, Alcantara, and carbon fiber. There is even ECONYL®, a luxury fabric made from recycled materials that further reduces the GranTurismo’s environmental impact. There is more than 33 combined inches of display area, from the 12.3-inch and 8.8-inch upper and lower central displays to the digital dashboard and clock. There is also an optional head-up display, which allows you to keep your eyes on the road. With all of this, you’d be right to assume that the GranTurismo comes with a premium bespoke stereo system. Created by Sonos faber for Maserati, the system’s unique subwoofer technology uses all-natural materials to better mimic the experience of live music. Maserati Connect gives you unprecedented access to navigation, onboard entertainment, and remote functions that can be accessed from your smartphone, or even your smartwatch.
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