One of the Maserati brand’s biggest iconic is back! The Italian marque has officially pulled the covers off of its long-awaited GranTurismo grand-tourer.
The GranTurismo combines the high performance typical of a sports car and comfort suitable for long distances, with both a powerful internal combustion engine (ICE) and an innovative all-electric battery electric (BEV) solution. It represents a major benchmark and embodies the concept of ‘The Others Just Travel’. This new GranTurismo looks to take the ‘trident’ brand into the future: as the first Maserati with a 100% electrified powertrain.
From an aesthetic point of view, GranTurismo’s design represents an ideal balance between Italian beauty and functionality, without ostentation. With undeniably unique and immediately recognizable lines: a pure shape suitable to cover best-in-class mechanics, emphasizing the purity of its forms and refined design cues.
The classic proportion of the GranTurismo has been maintained, with the long hood and the central body intersected by the four fenders. Conversely, the roof line drops dynamically to emphasize the curve of the pillar that features the iconic ‘trident’ logo.
Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and assembled at the Mirafiori Assembly Plant in Turin, the GranTurismo is 100% ‘Made-In-Italy’ and epitomizes “Italian luxury performance,” a concept typical of all Maserati vehicles.
The new GT car is equipped with the revolutionary twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter “Nettuno” V6 available in two different versions: the 490 horsepower Modena and the high-performance 550 horsepower Trofeo.
Alternatively, the GranTurismo Folgore adopts a 100% BEV-based powertrain. The Folgore system is based on 800-volt technology and has been developed with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E. It offers superb performance, made possible by the three powerful 300-kW permanent magnet motors.
The battery has a nominal capacity of 92.5 kWh and a discharge capacity of 560 kW, to continuously transmit around 760 horsepower to the wheels. The specific set-up and innovative layout of the battery result in the containment of vehicle height to 1,353mm (53.2 inches), without compromising its sporty nature. The shape of the battery pack, known as a ‘T-bone,’ forms part of Maserati’s “zero compromises” approach and avoids placing the battery modules under the seats, mainly moving them around the central tunnel and therefore considerably lowering the car’s H-point.
In terms of technical architecture, the new model is the result of an innovative project that makes extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium, together with high-performance steel. Such a multi-material approach required new manufacturing processes to be created, resulting in best-in-class weight levels.
This approach is paired with a new ‘Atlantis’ high electrical/electronic architecture, based on canFD messages sent at speeds of up to 2 ms. The system also comes with advanced level-5 cyber-security and flash-over-the-air features. The fulcrum is the Vehicle Domain Control Module (VDCM) master controller, a 100% Maserati-owned project consisting of the software that provides 360° control of all the most important car systems, for the best driving experience in all conditions.
In the interior, the Maserati GranTurismo’s modern cabin is equipped with Innovative systems, including the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, the latest infotainment, a comfort display that brings together the main functions in an integrated touchscreen interface, a digital clock, and the Heads-up Display (available as an option).
The GranTurismo also offers an “all-round sound experience,” guaranteed by the iconic signature sound of the Maserati engine, even in the electric version thanks to innovative work by engineers at the Maserati Innovation Lab. The sound experience is completed by the immersive Sonus Faber 3D sound system. Designed and made by Italian craftsmen in sound, the audio system offers two levels of customization, giving it up to 19 speakers and 3D sound with an output of up to 1,195 watts, for depth of field and truly unique roundness of sound.
At launch, the GranTurismo is also available in the PrimaSerie 75th Anniversary Launch Edition, a limited series featuring exclusive content and dedicated to its recent 75th anniversary.
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