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News The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Beats the Porsche Taycan to 100 km/h

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Beats the Porsche Taycan to 100 km/h

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is among the fastest production cars according to its 0 to 100 km/h time.

  • The new Maserati EV only takes 2,7 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, the Taycan does it in 2.8 seconds.

  • This is the first electric vehicle from Maserati, which will offer electric versions of each of its models by 2025

  • The Tesla Model S Plaid is still the quickest production EV

The new Maserati GranTurismo Folgore can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2,7 seconds, which makes it one-tenth of a second faster than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

The coupe is the first electric vehicle from the Italian brand, which will offer an EV version of each of its models by 2025, before becoming an entirely electric brand in 2030.

To give it this kind of performance, Maserati fitted the GranTurismo Folgore with an 83-kWh battery and three electric motors that make for a total power output of 749 horsepower to all four wheels.

This powertrain should also give the four-seater sports car a range of around 450 kilometres according to the WLPT cycle, which is usually more generous than the EPA cycle used in North America.

Maserati claims the 2,7 second acceleration time is repeatable and not subject to performance degradation, which can occur in EVs when the battery and the motors heat up after an intense effort.

This is not enough to dislodge the Tesla Model S Plaid as the quickest production electric vehicle on the market however since the American sedan can do the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in a little over 2 seconds.

The GranTurismo Folgore will be available for sale starting in the second quarter of 2023, about three months after the arrival of the gasoline-powered version, which will use the company’s new Nettuno V6 engine. A Convertible body style will be offered later for both the gasoline and electric models.

Maserati has yet to announce the official price of the GranTurismo Folgore, but rumours say it should be priced at around 200,000 dollars in the US and 200,000 Euros in Europe. This means that it will be more expensive than the previous generation of the GranTurismo, which topped out at 150,000 Euros when it was discontinued in 2019.

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