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News: 2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV

First EV from Maserati

Clean Fleet Report recently interviewed the head of Maserati in the Americas about the company’s electrification plans, plans that are now coming to fruition with the reveal of the all-new 2023 GranTurismo Folgore EV. This move into electrification, Folgore is Italian for lightning, is a major step for Maserati as it continues its performance DNA, but without gasoline engines.

2023 Maserati GranTurismo Forgare EV
Classic Maserati up front

Here is what we know so far.

  • New GranTurismo architecture is shared with the gasoline-powered Modena and Trofeo
  • Incorporates Formula E technology
  • Designed at Maserati headquarters in Modena, Italy, and built at the Maserati Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy
  • All-electric driving range not announced

Power

  • Three 300 kilowatt (kW) electric motors—one front and two rear
  • 760 horsepower and 996 pound-feet of torque
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel torque vectoring
  • 0-60 mph in 2.7-seconds
  • 200 mph top speed
2023 Maserati GranTurismo Forgare EV
A swoopy coupe

Charging

  • 92.5 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery
  • 800 kW system (using 270 kW charger, add 62 miles of range in five minutes)
  • Battery pre-conditioning
  • DC Booster
  • Regenerative braking with four levels set though steering wheel-mounted paddles to a peak of 400 kW

Driving Attributes

  • Four driver-selectable driving modes
    • Max Range: Used to achieve maximum all-electric driving range
    • GT: Default mode for a balanced driving experience
    • Sport: The best dynamic performance with boosted sound and torque vectoring
    • Corsa: For the true sporty and extreme experience, typically for track use

Features

2023 Maserati GranTurismo Forgare EV
The usual Maserati view
  • Coupe
  • Seating for four adults
  • 12.2” digital dashboard
  • 12.3” display screen
  • Reconfigurable head-up display
  • Iconic Maserati digital clock
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Alexa in-vehicle assistant and home-to-vehicle communications
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Full ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems)
  • 265/30 ZR20 front and 295/30 ZR21 tires and wheels

Pricing and Availability

  • Pricing will be announced in mid-2023
  • Pre-order availability and instructions will be announced before the end of 2022 for the United States
  • Dealers will have the GranTurismo Folgore EV in late 2023

Observations: 2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV

The 2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV sounds like an exciting sports coupe. From what we know so far, it will be fast, quiet and luxurious, carrying the Italian heritage of performance and style.

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Story by John Faulkner. Photos by Maserati.

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