The Folgore Name will be applied to all of Maserati’s electric vehicles
The gasoline-powered GranTurismo will be launched in early 2023 while the electric version will wait until late 2023
The electric sports coupe will have more than 1,200 horsepower and a battery larger than 100 kWh
Like all of the other electric Maserati models, this version will be called Folgore (meaning lightning in Italian) and it is expected to arrive on the market after the gasoline-powered model, which means it should be ready towards the end of next year.
The GranTurismo Folgore will be powered by a battery that should have more than 100 kWh feeding three electric motors that will generate upwards of 1,200 horsepower.
Maserati has now announced that these power figures will be sufficient to propel the electric sports coupe to 100 km/h in only 2.7 seconds (2.6 seconds to 60 mph), with a top speed of more than 320 km/h (200 mph).
This means that the electric model will be quicker than the regular GranTurismo, which will adopt the Nettuno twin-turbocharged V6 engine found in the MC-20 mid-engined supercar and the Grecale Trofeo.
However, the Tesla Model S Plaid and a few other high-performance EVs are already quicker in terms of acceleration, with a time of only 1.9 seconds to reach 60 mph under controlled circumstances.
The GranTurismo Folgore will also receive a convertible version to be called GranCabrio Folgore which should display the same level of performance as the fixed-roof model.
The gasoline-powered version of these two models will actually be the last new Maserati models to be launched with a combustion engine since the brand wants to sell only electric vehicles by 2030.
This is actually a change of plans since Maserati was initially supposed to keep gasoline-powered versions in its lineup for a few more years, but consumer demand has shifted enough towards EVs that the brand decided to speed up its electrification.