Second-gen GranTurismo is redesigned from the ground up, and will be offered with petrol or EV powertrains
Maserati’s long-awaited follow-up to the first-generation GranTurismo will finally be revealed throughout 2022, featuring a timeless two-door GT bodystyle as well as the choice of both fuel as well as completely electrical power.
Equaling everything from M-powered versions of the BMW 8 Collection to the Ferrari Roma in petroleum kind, and EVs such as the Porsche Taycan in electric type, the GranTurismo will certainly also be signed up with by a drop-top GranCabrio, likely to get here in 2023. Spyshots have currently offered us a glance at the new coupe’s appearance.
The images, launched by the brand name previously this year, revealed the new auto in Maserati-branded camouflage wrapping. We can still see that the GranTurismo sticks to the classic two-door, four-seat percentages of the previous model, with a long bonnet, outstanding raked windscreen and broad back buttocks.
The brand-new model likewise shows up to obtain ideas from the MC20 supercar, specifically at the front-end, with a comparable headlamp shape and also greatly sculpted hood. The grille seems bigger, however, as well as the overall account of the rear-end is reminiscent of the old GranTurismo’s.
Exhaust tailpipes are simply visible on the prototypes we’ve seen, and also Car Express comprehends that the car will certainly launch initially with combustion-engined power. Technical details are yet to be validated, yet a most likely engine candidate is Maserati’s new ‘Nettuno’ twin-turbo V6 found in the MC20. In that cars and truck it produces 621bhp as well as 730Nm of torque, although it continues to be to be seen if it’ll be detuned for the GranTurismo.
There’s likewise the opportunity that Maserati will certainly proceed using its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, which has just recently discovered homes in the firm’s Ghibli, Levante as well as Quattroporte Trofeo models. The unit itself belongs to the engine located in Ferrari’s Portofino and also Roma, however discharges guidelines might make the V6 the favoured choice for the GranTurismo.
More significantly, and also unlike every one of the GranTurismo’s conventional opponents to day, it will certainly additionally be provided with pure electric power. Ready to be branded Folgore, the battery-powered coupe will take advantage of a three-motor powertrain, with one electric motor installed on the front axle and also 2 on the back to make the cars and truck four-wheel drive.
That’ll likely likewise bring torque vectoring technology to the version, while Maserati additionally proclaimed an 800v electric design which would certainly permit ultra-fast charging. It is also asserted that the electric GranTurismo will certainly have “greater than 50 percent more power” than the previous V8-powered GranTurismo, indicating a power output of around 680bhp.
If that number is correct, it would likely make the electric GranTurismo the fastest-accelerating version. Maserati has also stated that the EV will be fairly lightweight, while the electric motors and battery pack will have a very little effect on interior space and boot capacity.
A lengthy driving array and quick fee times have actually additionally been promised, however we’re yet to see numbers to support those insurance claims. To be thought about a ‘GT’ it would require to be efficient in around 300 miles on a charge.
The GranTurismo belongs to the company’s product strategy, announced in 2020, which will see several brand-new versions launched in the coming years, consisting of the forthcoming Grecale little SUV, exchangeable and electrical variations of the MC20, and also a brand-new Quattroporte and Levante. Electric variations of all brand-new models are likewise intended.