A new model car by Maserati was found testing on the streets recently. This is the Maserati Gran Turismo, the company’s first car in its new electric car lineup called Folgore. By that, it would also be the company’s first electric car. This seems to be in line with Maserati’s commitment to go completely electric. It wants each of its cars to carry an electric powertrain by 2025. And just 5 years from today, the company wants to completely stop selling combustion engines.
Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore: Specifications
Folgore in Italian stands for ‘lightning’. And the first in this lineup, the GT promises to come packed with a thunderbolt of features. The car would come installed with a total of 3 electric motors, one handling the front axle while the rest two dedicated to the rear wheels. It is expected that with this triple engine setup, the car would draw in excess of 1,200 horsepower. This is double what the company offers in Nettuno model. Nettuno is Macerati’s 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6, which comes with a power of 621 horsepower. Today this number falls pale in the face of what the new GT has to offer, but just a few years ago such a figure was considered to be impressive.
Earlier, Maserati had shared that with this new EV it is working to ensure that its powertrain has “a distinctive sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines.” GT would truly turn out to be an impressive high-performance model given the fact that Maserati is a part of the Stellantis group and thus won’t shy away from using all the technology available. We would have the car hitting the streets in 2023, and it would not be the only electric car by the company to be launched in that year. It will have the company of Grecale Folgore. We will receive more input on it in the future.