It has been a little over a week since the Maserati brand, teased images of its upcoming electrified GranTurismo Folgore. The darkened images gave us our most detailed look yet at the all-new grand-tourer. Expected to make its official debut by the end of this year, the second-generation GranTurismo has opened the eyes of several digital artists on the interwebs.
One such artist, Marouane Bembli (@TheSketchMonkey) has taken to social media and laid out his idea of what the next GranTurismo will look like once it hits the streets. Using recent spy photos of the car that have hit the internet and blending them with the design from the MC20 super sportscar, Bembli tells us his thoughts on the newest Maserati GT car.
The internal combustion engine (ICE) model will feature the new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter “Nettuno” (Neptune) V6. The engine is named after the God of Fresh Water and features three new engine technologies for the Maserati brand. This technology was thoroughly described in an earlier MoparInsiders article. It uses both direct and port injection, twin-spark plugs, and combustion pre-chamber in addition to the regular chamber. The goal is to raise the power level and improve fuel efficiency.
It delivers 621 horsepower @ 7500 rpm and 730 Nm (or 538 lb.-ft) of torque @ 3000 rpm with a specific power output of 207 horsepower/liter in its MC20 configuration. We expect it to be the same in the GranTurismo and the upcoming GranCabrio (the convertible version of the GranTurismo).
According to Maserati, the new GranTurismo Folgore will offer more than 1,200 horsepower (895 kW) from three individual motors. It was stated in the conference that the GranTurismo would offer 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) acceleration somewhere in the 2-second range and a top speed of over 300 km/h (186 mph). Apparently, that performance is from a “bone” battery layout, which promises to allow for a lower floor and a lower center of gravity.
The GranTurismo should make its debut in Q4 of this year. It will be manufactured at the Mirafiori Assembly Plant in Italy. It will be joined by the GranCabrio soon after, with the all-electric Folgore variants of both models coming in 2023 as 2024 models.
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