Maserati MSG Racing has officially unveiled the livery of its all-new Maserati Tipo Folgore Gen3 (the first all-electric race car in Maserati’s history), which will compete in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Unveiled in Modena (the home of the Maserati brand), the new Tipo Folgore Gen3 marks the first Italian entry in the series. Inspired by the Trident brand’s iconic blue hue, the Tipo Folgore Gen3 will be a platform to transfer innovation from the race circuit to the road.
The first race car to bear the Trident logo was the legendary Tipo 26, which debuted in 1926 at the Targa Florio, finishing first place in its class with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel. Now, 96 years later, the Maserati Tipo Folgore, audaciously portraying the Trident, enters the electrification era, accelerating Maserati’s commitment to Folgore, the brand’s 100% new electric range.
A new livery for the Maserati Tipo Folgore has been created to give a contemporary and pure look. The Trident is naturally prominent on the nose cone along with the Maserati Corse logo containing the Italian Tri-color sitting on either side of the bulkhead.
The Gen3 will be the fastest and most efficient Formula E car yet, with front and rear powertrains delivering 600kW (805 horsepower) of regenerative power and 95% power efficiency allowing for more than 40% of the energy used within a race to come from regenerative braking alone. The track expertise, technology, and software used in Formula E is a key part of this competitiveness and will transfer to Maserati’s high-end road cars with the imminent introduction of its Folgore range.
The Maserati Tipo Folgore will soon head to Valencia, Spain, for pre-season testing before taking to the track of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez City in Mexico City, on January 14th, 2023, to commence the 17-race calendar and the start of a season that breaks ground in a new era of electric racing.