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Maserati unveils new GranTurismo Folgore with both electric and gas-powered options

Maserati has unveiled the GranTurismo Folgore, the first all-electric grand touring sports car and one of three versions of the maker’s new all-wheel drive four-seater introduced for 2023.

The company also introduced the Modena, which boasts 490 horsepower and a 3.0-liter V6 Nettuno twin-turbo engine, and the high-performance Trofeo variant with the same engine boosted up to 550 horsepower. An executive at Maserati described the electric GT as “the same body wearing a different suit.”

Maserati, which Stellantis own, announced its first electric vehicle, the Grecale Folgore, earlier this year. While the Grecale isn’t due out until 2023, the company has wasted no time adding to its EV lineup with the GranTurismo Folgore.

“Folgore” is Italian for lightning, and the Folgore GT is undoubtedly trying to live up to that moniker. The company claims the Folgore GT will be the fastest all-electric luxury option, with the capability of reaching 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and 0-120 mph in just 8.8 seconds. The vehicle has a top speed near 200 mph. That’s despite the Folgore being the heaviest of the three new GTs, coming in at 4,982 pounds.

The vehicle will feature an 800-volt battery-electric system, with a 92.5 kWh battery powering a three-motor setup producing a combined 760 horsepower. The battery pack resides along the bottom of the vehicle in a T-bone shape, different from the layout of other EVs. This design allows the GT to sit lower, with an overall maximum height of just 53.2 inches. The battery will provide 280 miles of range and claims 60 miles of charge in just 5 minutes.

Perhaps one of the most revolutionary ideas for the Folgore GT is its ability to hold two people up front and two in the back. The company says the Folgore GT is made “for real people,” even in the back seat.

The three GranTurismos are expected to range between $170,000 to $215,000. Nothing is finalized yet, but the Folgore is likely to be in the higher range. A special 75th-anniversary launch edition will be available with a total of 300 units in four different configurations: Trofeo with Grigio Lamiera Matte or Dark Matte exterior and the electric Folgore with Copper Glance or Blue Stradale.

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