As an integral part of the future for the Maserati brand, the all-new Grecale will offer the most expansive lineup in the marque’s history. While Maserati pulled the covers off of its internal combustion engine (ICE) lineup for the Grecale this past week, it did provide a short video and some minor details of its upcoming all-electric offering: the Grecale Folgore.
Folgore (meaning “lightning” in Italian) is the brand’s new lineup of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The Grecale Folgore will join a lineup made up of the upcoming Folgore models that include GranTurismo, GranCabrio, MC20, Levante, and Quattroporte by 2025.
Although the “trident” brand is still keeping most of Grecale Folgore’s specifications under wraps, it has confirmed that it will adopt a 400-volt electrical architecture, have a 105 kWh battery pack, and produce about 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm) of torque. That being said, it is believed that if the Grecale Folgore follows trends, it should produce somewhere around 500 to 550 horsepower from a dual-motor layout. This means like the rest of the lineup, the Folgore will have all-wheel-drive (AWD) as standard equipment.
Compared to the high-performance ICE counterpart: the Maserati Grecale Trofeo, the twin-turbo 3.0-liter “Nettuno” V6 allows the new D-segment SUV to deliver 532 horsepower and 457 lb.-ft. (620 Nm) of torque. Those horsepower numbers should be quite similar to where the new electrified Folgore model should be. It’s the torque numbers, where the Folgore should shine by producing around 130 more lb.-ft. (180 Nm) more torque than the Trofeo. The new Trofeo model is capable of a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 3.6-seconds, whereas we expect the Folgore model to complete the same task quicker than 3-seconds thanks to its instant torque range.
With its 105 kWh battery, we should see an average driving range of about 300 miles (482 kilometers). Grecale Folgore should also have some decent fast-charging capability thanks to its 400-volt architecture, however, it won’t be as fast as some of its competitors. Both the Audi and Porsche brands offer 800-volt architectures on their offerings, something we hope to see on the next generation Grecale when it eventually adopts the STLA Large architecture.
Grecale Folore will feature the same overall exterior design as its ICE counterpart. In the video that Maserati released, we can see the all-new exterior color called “Rame Folgore” or “Copper Lightning”, which will be an exclusive offering to the BEV SUV. We also can see distinct features like a unique grille design with curved vertical slates, bronze exterior badging, and an awesome set of very detailed 20-inch “aero” wheels.
While the standard Grecale starts at around $65,000 USD, we can expect a significant upcharge for the new electrified model. With the Porsche Macan EV starting at around $80,000, we can expect the Maserati version to start around the same price.
The Grecale will go on sale in the H2 of 2022. Those who are waiting for the Grecale Folgore will be released later in 2023, as a 2024 model.
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