The 2024 Maserati Granturismo Evolves For The New Age
Maserati can trace the Granturismo lineage back to the A6 1500, which was introduced 75 years ago. However, by incorporating […]
Maserati can trace the Granturismo lineage back to the A6 1500, which was introduced 75 years ago. However, by incorporating electrification into the mix, the company is set to deviate from the original plan significantly. After a 12-year run, the final Granturismo will no longer be produced, but an entirely new model, introduced on Monday, will go on sale in showrooms in the spring of 2020 with a choice of gas or electric drivetrains.
It should be available as of 2024. Maserati suggested that the price would be close to $200,000. Three vehicle models will be offered: the Modena, Trofeo, and Folgore (late arrival). Although the precise release date hasn’t been revealed, the Granturismo convertible, called Grancabrio in some regions, is also scheduled for 2023. A unique 75th anniversary model of the Primaserie will be offered at launch.
The Trofeo is geared toward sporty types, while the Modena is the more luxurious, lifestyle-focused option. The electric choice is called the Folgore, and the name is derived from the Italian word for “lightning.” All of Maserati’s electric vehicles, including the forthcoming Grecale crossover and MC20 supercar, will feature Folgore.
Maserati’s twin-turbo 3.0 liter V-6, which is also found in the MC20 but has less power and does not have a dry-sump lubrication system, is available in the Modena and Trofeo models. The Modena and Trofeo receive 490 and 550 horsepower from the Maserati-designed V-6. Both vehicles have all-wheel drive, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and 0-62 mph acceleration rates of less than 4 seconds.
Oddly, the Folgore doesn’t have the 1,200 horsepower claimed in Maserati’s prior advertisements. The Folgore’s top output is 760 hp, constrained by the T-shaped battery in the vehicle. That figure relates to the combined output of the car’s three electric motors, one up front and two in back. With mixed driving, the battery’s 92.5 kwh capacity will provide a competitive range of about 300 miles.
Having an 800-volt design enables high-speed charging. Using a DC rapid charger, 100 miles can be added in around 10 minutes. The Folgore will have a top speed of 199 mph and performance ratings of 0-62 mph acceleration in 2.7 seconds. It will also sound distinctively Maserati-tuned. The gas and electric models rely on the same modular platform, which Maserati might offer to other companies under the Stellantis banner.
Its multi-material design (aluminum, steel, and magnesium) results in a comparatively light weight of 3,957 lbs for the gas models and just over 4,850 lbs for the electric version, which has a battery alone of roughly 1,322 lb. Air springs and movable dampers are used in the multi-link suspension. The platform’s Atlantis electrical architecture, named by Maserati, is another important component.
The technology allows for over-the-air updates and some level of cyber-security and is managed by Maserati’s proprietary software. Maserati enthusiasts will need to adjust to electric power. Maserati is dedicated to an EV future, like most major automakers. The new Granturismo has an imposing stance because of its enhanced proportions, which include a lower seat height and a nearly 0.8-inch broader body.
Although Maserati hasn’t yet shown the 2+2 cabin’s design, we know that it will feature digital screens, a 12.2-inch instrument panel, a 12.3-inch infotainment system powered by Android, and an 8.8-inch climate screen. The watch will also contain a wave graphic intended to give the voice activation in the automobile some visual feedback. Additional features include Sonus Faber audio, several trim options, and a head-up display.