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Maserati Offers Us The First Look At the 2022 All-Electric GranTurismo

The fully electric Maserati GranTurismo marks a new era for the Italian carmaker

The return of Maserati GranTurismo was highly anticipated. Maserati recently teased a version of the car, heavily shrouded in camouflage. We know that the GranTurismo and its soft-top convertible sibling, the GranCabrio, will be introduced later this year. The previous generation GranTurismo/Cabrio was on sale for 12 years and it finally ceased production in December 2019. But the introduction of a new generation is not the only big thing happening with the GranTurismo name.

Maserati Offers Us The First Look At the 2022 All-Electric GranTurismo
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A fully-electric Maserati GranTurismo is in the last stages of development

We know that the MC20 is powered by a hybrid powertrain, focused around Maserati’s new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. It was believed that the new GranTurismo would be powered by a version of the same powertrain. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

As it turns out, we will not be getting an internal combustion engine in the new GranTurismo. Instead, this will be the marque’s first fully electric car.

A transition to an EV lineup was expected, just like other carmakers are doing, but Maserati decided to surprise everyone by speeding up the process. The new all-electric GT is part of Maserati’s plan to bring out 14 new models, by 2023.

Maserati Offers Us The First Look At the 2022 All-Electric GranTurismo
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The GT will feature three electric motors and rear torque vectoring

Back when we talked about the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid, we mentioned that Maserati will have a separate brand called Folgore. This will be the EV branch of the Italian carmaker and the GranTurismo is expected to be its flagship.

For now, we know that the car will have three electric motors – one on the front axle and two on the rear. The system will run on an 800-volt system, which would enable very fast charging. The platform will support torque vectoring on the rear axle.

Instead of developing a bespoke EV platform, Maserati has chosen to integrate the electric drivetrain into the existing internal combustion platform.

We still don’t have any figures regarding performance or range, but a “GranTurismo” needs to be able to cover long distances. We hope the new Maserati GT will live up to the name.

Maserati Offers Us The First Look At the 2022 All-Electric GranTurismo
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The Maserati GT might be branded as a Folgore - Maserati’s EV brand

At the same time, any information about the internal combustion variant is murky, so there is still a chance we might get a great-sounding Maserati GT. That said, even if that happens, it will be a V-6 hybrid at best.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Dim's fascination with cars began when he was just six. Born into a family of car enthusiasts and racing drivers, he started learning basic mechanics and driving from an early age. While he loves writing for any car, Dim is most interested in exploring obscure and forgotten cars as well as finding the best deals on the enthusiast car market. His passion took him to car restoration in the Malta Classic Car Museum, where he briefly worked on a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Junior. In Malta, he also graduated Media and Communications, which further improved his skills as an automotive journalist. Dim is always ready to get behind the wheel of any car and tell you all about it later.  Read full bio
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