Maserati revealed their Gran Turismo Folgore at the Formula E announcement event. The all-electric sports coupe will be the brand’s first production electric car. The prototype is seen under a blue camouflage which is almost production-ready.
The Gran Turismo Folgore will be launched next year and by 2025 all Maserati models will also come in Folgore variants i.e electric variants. The Italian carmaker has decided to go fully electric by the end of this decade (2030).
Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore
Maserati has not divulged any details regarding their first-ever EV. But sources tell that the Gran Turismo high-performance trim will likely produce 1200+ hp. This makes it the most powerful Maserati ever to be made. Three electric motors will power all 4 wheels of the Gran Turismo Folgore. This should help the EV to go from a standstill to 100 kph in just under 3 seconds with a top speed of around 190 mph (306 kph).
Maserati has developed a new platform for the Gran Turismo with a low mounted battery pack. The pics show the Gran Turismo completely wrapped in camo and dons the Maserati sticker on the rear and the logo sticker on the side. Most of the elements are in their final form, but some elements might look different on the final version of the car. We could expect a stunning new EV once complete.
Maserati also aims to introduce the Folgore version of their future cars. The Grecale Folgore was recently revealed by the carmaker. Soon, the MC20, Levante and Quattroporte will all get Folgore versions. But Maserati has hinted that the Ghibli will be slowly phased out of the lineup after the current generation.
Maserati Formula E participation
Maserati have decided to enter in the Formula E event organised by Federaion Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The news was made public during the Rome E Prix which occurred between 9-11th of this month. They will partner with the existing ROKit Venturi Racing team from the 9th season of the competition i.e next year. They displayed the Gran Turismo Folgore during this event to show their commitment to electric vehicles.