2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore HERO 16x9 1

2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore assessment

In case you seeking to park the quickest Maserati GranTurismo in your storage, it received’t be the high-powered Trofeo packing the sensational twin-turbo Nettuno V6 out of the MC20 tremendous sports activities automobile.

As a substitute, you’ll be wanting Maserati’s first ever fully-electric car within the marque’s 109-year historical past – the GranTurismo Folgore. Not simply because its electrical or eco-friendly, thoughts, however as a result of it could possibly unleash extra firepower than your entire Italian Navy.

Armed with a complete of three 300kW everlasting magnet electrical motors; one up entrance and two on the rear, the GranTurismo Folgore generates system outputs of 610kW of energy (on increase) and a mind-blowing 1350Nm of turbo-crushing torque.

These motors attain increased ranges of energy density (9.2kW/kg), because of the usage of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters derived from Formulation E racing.

The 92.5kWh battery pack itself weighs barely lower than 600kg, and has a discharge capability of 610kW, which it constantly transmits to the wheels.

Like different high-performance EVs with a number of electrical motors, the Folgore’s energy unit can be constructed round state-of-the-art 800-volt expertise to be able to unleash such appreciable energy in addition to undertake speedy cost instances.

However it’s the form and design of the battery pack that’s distinctive to the Folgore and the precept motive for its declare because the lowest electrical automobile in the marketplace.

To place that into context the Porsche Taycan stands 1380mm tall, whereas the four-door Audi e-Tron GT measures 1411mm and Tesla’s Mannequin S rises to 1045mm at its highest level.  

Maserati has dubbed it the T-Bone, which avoids the standard observe of inserting the battery modules below the seats by shifting them across the central tunnel which has enabled a really low H-point within the automobile and an general peak of simply 1353mm – similar to the Modena and Trofeo petrol variations of the brand new GranTurismo.

The 2 rear motors are fully impartial of one another as there’s no conventional transmission to attach the wheels which makes it attainable to direct torque to every aspect, impartial of one another. Within the Folgore, the torque vectoring system is extra variable than the system on the ICE variations, although your entire GranTurismo vary is all-wheel drive.

Not like different efficiency EVs in the marketplace, the GranTurismo Folgore can direct 100 per cent of energy to the rear axle alone, even when pushed in rear-wheel drive configuration solely, or as much as 294kW to a single rear wheel.

The Folgore additionally affords close-to-one-pedal driving because of regen ranges of as much as 0.65g initiated by means of the paddles, however it’s not as pronounced or as efficient as you get within the Taycan and even BMW’s i4 M50, so extra reliance on the brakes is required.

Maserati additionally says dealing with and agility are two of Folgore’s key belongings, and level to its smaller inertia tensor made attainable by positioning a lot of the automobile’s mass near the roll axis. It means the axial geometry within the battery permits for faster adjustments of route than in automobiles with a platform battery association.

Higher nonetheless, the second-generation Maserati GranTurismo can be blessed with a 50:50 weight distribution for the Folgore, whereas the ICE variations are 52:48 by comparability.

It may be the identical light-weight GranTurismo physique as its petrol-powered siblings, however up shut and within the metallic, wearing its Rame Folgore matte sheen launch color full with copper-coloured Trident and badging – it’s fairly spectacular.

And whereas it may be all-electric and the primary such car ever produced by the storied Italian marque, the Folgore is a automobile that maintains its immediately recognisable GranTurismo proportions, together with lengthy bonnet and steeply tapered roofline. There’s now extra emphasis on the curve of the C-pillar which incorporates a extra elegant model of the latest-look Trident emblem. 

The GranTurismo is constructed on the Maserati’s newest structure which takes benefit of light-weight supplies similar to aluminium (65 per cent), magnesium and high-strength metal for what’s a claimed best-in-class weight benefit throughout the vary, together with the Folgore EV.

It’s additionally no shock the brand new GranTurismo seems to be extra chiselled, because of a completely new entrance finish that sees the bonnet meld into the entrance fenders that offers the looks of a single clamshell-style panel that Maserati calls the ‘cofango’. It’s a portmanteau made up of each cofango (bonnet) and parafango (fender), and refers to at least one part made up of two elements.

Maserati claims the floor space of the cofango is a market-leading 3.0mthat makes use of industrial moulds to create GranTurismo’s extra curvaceous panels.

Like all variations of GranTurismo, the Folgore borrows design cues from the MC20 supercar, together with vertical headlight assemblies and 3D Trident emblem on the grille. The grille itself is exclusive to the EV with gloss-black inserts on a partly anodised silk black base.

There’s extra gloss black for the splitters, door handles, daylight opening and rear deal with, whereas the Trident emblem and script, together with ‘Maserati’, ‘Folgore’ and ‘GranTurismo’ are in darkish copper.

It’s the mixture of Folgore-specific splitters, diamond-cut gloss-black wheels and entrance diffusers that contributes to its 7.0 per cent improved drag coefficient (0.26) over petrol variations of GranTurismo (0.28). And, to cut back wind noise contained in the wheel arch, there’s an air inlet positioned between the bumper and wheel arch.

For some perspective, the MC20 has a Cof 0.38, which isn’t all that good, possible the results of further cooling intakes designed to Jettison warmth within the engine bay.

The rear LED tail lights are additionally new, though it’s a mixture of Maserati’s traditional boomerang design and a harpoon image, which supplies the impact of a decrease profile look general.

Regardless of the all-electric powertrain, Maserati has created an “all-round sound expertise” by engineers on the Maserati innovation Lab, who’ve used the 1195W, 19-speaker Sonus Faber 3D audio system to realize a ‘signature’ Maserati sound expertise particularly for Folgore.

In actuality, it’s extra like an extra-loud hum, as for those who have been standing by an electrical substation, so it’s additionally unusually ominous for those who occur to be standing beside it. In equity to Maserati, the sound engineers say they’re nonetheless engaged on Folgore’s EV sound, however in the intervening time it’s not fairly emotive sufficient for my liking.

The Folgore additionally will get the identical staggered wheel and tyre set-up because the petrol variations (entrance – 265/35 ZR20, rear – 295/30 ZR21), although barely lower-profile rubber up entrance. The wheel itself is clearly an aero-driven design for diminished turbulence at pace by means of higher airflow.

Braking {hardware} stays the identical throughout your entire GranTurismo vary, with Brembo six-piston 380mm brakes up entrance, and four-piston 350mm stoppers on the rear. That’s regardless of the Folgore tipping the scales at 2260kg, 456kg greater than petrol variations.

Maserati advised us the Folgore doesn’t want any bigger stoppers because of the help offered by the regen – however for such a heavy car able to such mind-blowing acceleration and pace, I may be tempted to possibility a set of carbon ceramics, in the event that they have been obtainable.

How a lot does the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore price?

With automobiles not scheduled to land in Australia earlier than finish of 2023-24, Maserati received’t set pricing and specs till nearer to the autos arriving.

However, anticipate the Folgore to take a seat above the Trofeo because the range-topper.

Luxurious two-door EV rivals are virtually non-existent, however possible competitors would come with the Porsche Taycan Turbo S ($351,000), BMW i7 xDrive60 ($297,900), Audi RS e-tron GT ($248,200) and never a lot else.

Transferring into pure GT rivals, you’d possible embody the BMW M8 Competitors Coupe ($362,900), Aston Martin DB11 AMR ($437,400), Bentley Continental GT Velocity ($543,400) and Ferrari Roma ($409,888).

What’s the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore like on the within?

Other than barely totally different graphics on the digital instrument show in step with the electrical drivetrain, in addition to just a few distinctive supplies unique to the Folgore, the cabin is just about the identical spacious house with an array of high-quality touchscreens and all the newest expertise you could possibly ever need in your electrical Maserati GranTurismo.

Two inside themes can be found for the Folgore: a lightweight Ice/Denim model, or black upholstery and distinction stitching in copper. The 18-way seats are constructed on a light-weight body with built-in headrests and heating and cooling.

There’s additionally a sustainable cloth possibility known as Econyl, created from recycled nets from the world’s oceans that resembles bodysuit materials, mixed with laser processing.

It seems to be sharp however extra importantly, it seems like a really nice wetsuit materials, solely the very costly varieties you get from customized Japanese fabricators.

Additionally unique to the Folgore is an modern lasered floor remedy for the dashboard and contained in the doorways.

Simply as rear legroom has grown by 46mm, boot capability has elevated by 20 per cent to 310 litres within the petrol variations, Folgore will get barely much less at 270L because of the complete EV packaging.

And, for individuals who may doubt the manufacturing unit specs regarding rear-seat consolation – my 58km stint was behind the Folgore and I can confidently say it was actually snug – no less than for my 175cm body. Loads of head, knee and elbow room mixed with a barely elevated seat peak for a correctly spacious feeling again there.

What’s below the bonnet?

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore swaps the characterful twin-turbo Nettuno V6 for 3 electrical motors, two within the rear and one up entrance for mixed most outputs of a staggering 610kW (on overboost) and 1350Nm of torque.

The motors attain ranges of energy density of 9.2kW/kg and are pushed by silicon carbide (SIC) inverters taken from Formulation E racing.

It’s sufficient to catapult the Folgore from standstill to 100km/h in a toupee-removing 2.7 seconds and 0 to 200km/h in a dragstrip-melting 8.8 seconds – no less than that’s the declare. And, after 200km of seat time behind the wheel – there’s completely no argument from this reviewer. Prime pace is 325km/h, which is staggering in itself.

Folgore makes use of 800-volt expertise so as to have the ability to discharge such excessive ranges of energy in addition to to undertake speedy cost instances for its 92.5kWh battery. With a 270kW quick cost, Folgore homeowners will be capable of improve the automobile’s vary by 100km in 5 minutes.

DC charging additionally affords charging from 20 – 80 per cent in 18 minutes, whereas at residence utilizing as much as 22kW from the freely-supplied wall charger – you’d get 100km of vary in a single hour. Most claimed WLTP vary is 450 kilometres.

How does the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore drive?

Simply the considered driving the Folgore was a bit bit intimidating, and that’s after some good seat time behind the wheel of the very speedy GranTurismo Trofeo.

These outputs and efficiency claims for Folgore are large numbers and might mess together with your head a bit. Particularly driving it on less-grippy winter tyres in chilly temperatures.

However, the battery-electric Folgore provides drivers 4 particular person driving modes: Max Vary, GT, Sport and Corsa, which may be accessed by way of the steering wheel selector.

In Max Vary it’s all about saving vitality, really useful when battery ranges drop beneath 16 per cent with no charging facility instantly obtainable. This mode limits the highest pace to 130km/h, dials again throttle response and reduces the ability of the local weather management.

Maserati claims Folgore’s most vary is 450km utilizing the WLTP check cycle, whereas a full tank within the petrol variations is sweet for 650km.

Like its Modena and Trofeo stablemates, GT is Folgore’s default drive mode for what Maserati claims is a real all-round driving expertise, although peak energy is curbed at 80 per cent, with some in-car sound noticeable.

Sport amps every part up driving on public roads with 100 per cent of energy obtainable and the adaptive suspension stiffer for elevated dealing with hundreds. Torque vectoring additionally reduces any understeer in each regen and coasting conditions, and there’s extra of that EV sound. Drivers may allow launch management on this mode in addition to within the observe mode.

Corsa (Race) mode unleashes most obtainable energy from Folgore’s 800-volt energy unit in addition to minimising stability management techniques. This mode additionally ramps up all the key controls, together with throttle response and torque supply from all three motors. Moreover, the suspension stiffens and journey peak is lowered.

Corsa additionally lets drivers make additional changes by means of the drive mode controls on the infotainment display for conditions from wet-surface efficiency to most drift angles.

Furthermore, powertrain administration on the run is made attainable utilizing Max Increase and Endurance, which permits for all-out efficiency on observe over a chronic interval by managing the car’s temperature.

First off, seat time in GranTurismo Folgore was restricted as a result of there being solely two pre-production variations on the launch occasion.

However, orientation solely takes a minute or two earlier than we have been free to unleash an obscene quantity of energy and torque on the Italian countryside round Nepi.

There’s nothing to it. You simply push the identical Begin/Cease button on the steering wheel as you’d within the Modena or Trofeo, hit Drive, and away you go – in utter silence however for that ominous ‘i-Robotic’ hum I discussed earlier.

The steering weight is ideal – meaty but additionally excellent on-centre. It’s fast too, fast sufficient to make some speedy split-second manoeuvres to keep away from a tractor coming into the roadway, seemingly with out warning.

It’s mid-afternoon on a Monday and there’s a must go two or three automobiles safely in a single overtaking transfer. No drawback, you simply hit Sport, give it a boot full – and dangle on tight. Holy moly, by no means has a multi-car go been really easy or so secure.

Not solely is the acceleration mind-bending (I imply that actually) the ability supply is totally linear and easily doesn’t let up – it’s simply on one other stage fully. It feels extra linear than a Taycan, however equally devastating for these not used to such blinding tempo out of the blocks.

I’m not recreation sufficient to dial up Corsa mode or use Max Increase, as a result of we’re on Winter tyres on comparatively cool street surfaces. Even so, I’m actually stunned on the obtainable grip within the twisties at a reasonably speedy clip.

What excites me most concerning the Folgore is regardless of it tipping the scales at greater than 460kg heavier than the petrol variations, it’s nonetheless giving good suggestions by means of all the key controls in addition to providing wonderful chassis steadiness.

It laps up fast directional adjustments and handles crappy roads and bumps nearly as good as something EV I’ve pushed to this point. Mid-corner bumps don’t unsettle it both – you don’t give a second thought earlier than you’re going full-tilt ballistic once more. And, that’s me after a sting driving within the again seat.

If I believed there was something that may want some additional consideration it could be the brakes, however I’m additionally reticent about that because of the winter tyres we have been on over right here. The regen simply isn’t fairly as sturdy as that within the Taycan or the BMW i4 M50, iX M60 and i7 and people automobiles even have super-strong brakes in addition.

If Maserati ever provide carbon-ceramic brakes (no less than on the Folgore), I’d be ticking that field earlier than another possibility. A neighborhood drive on summer time tyres will possible reveal far more about Folgore and the petrol variations.

What do you get?

Whereas native specs will likely be revealed nearer to the automobile’s arrival in 2024, right here’s what we do know.

All variants of the GranTurismo vary, together with the Folgore, use double-wishbone entrance suspension with air springs with digital adjustable dampers.

All three variants have multi-link rear suspension, with single-chamber air springs and digital adjustable dampers. The Modena has a mechanical self-locking rear diff, whereas the Trofeo and Folgore use an digital self-locking unit.

Every use 380 x 34mm entrance ventilated discs with Brembo six-piston fastened calipers, and 350 x 28mm rear ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston fastened calipers.

The brake calipers additionally are available in a spread of seven colors, together with matte Nero, Nero, Rosso, Giallo, Blu, Matte Rosso and Matte Darkish Rame (unique to Folgore).

The staggered wheel configuration includes 21-inch rims with 295/30 tyres on the rear, and 20-inch wheels with 265/30 or 265/35 rubber on the entrance. The Folgore options distinctive Aero wheels designed for optimum aerodynamics.

Folgore additionally sits decrease than another battery-electric automobile in the marketplace, however at 2260kg, the Folgore EV weighs a whopping 465kg greater than the Modena and Trofeo (1795kg) variations.

Inside, the GranTurismo, no matter variant, incorporates a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.2-inch digital driver’s show with 4 totally different layouts, and an 8.8-inch decrease show for the local weather management.

There’s additionally a projected head-up show, together with a digital rear-view mirror (along with the usual view), borrowed from the MC20 supercar.

The infotainment system runs on the Android Automotive working system and consists of wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and offers homeowners the choice to create as much as 5 person profiles. There’s additionally customary gesture management.

With Maserati Join, GranTurismo homeowners additionally get Amazon Alexa Residence-to-Automobile management, on-the-road connectivity, Maserati Guard stolen car monitoring, and over-the-air software program updates. A 14-speaker 860W Sonus Faber sound system is customary, with a 19-speaker sound system non-compulsory.

As with the Grecale, the GranTurismo will get a digital model of the Maserati’s trademark dash-mounted clock that’s not solely multi-functional, but additionally responds to the voice command “Hey Maserati” to do issues like change the cabin temperature. There are three obtainable skins to select from.

There’s no gear lever within the GranTurismo, releasing up house on the centre console.

There’s a new-style steering wheel additionally borrowed from the MC20 and Grecale fashions, although, barely totally different and a singular Denim color, unique to the Folgore and splendidly tactile.

Distinguished aluminium paddle shifters sit behind the wheel, even on the electrical Folgore the place they’re as an alternative used to regulate the extent of regenerative braking.

As a substitute of assorted leather-based choices for upholstery, the Folgore options intensive use of sustainable supplies, together with Econyl cloth – a nylon produced from recycled fishing nets – on the seats, roof and pillars.


  • Bianco
  • Grigio Maratea
  • Grigio Maratea Matte
  • Nero Ribelle
  • Blu Emozione
  • Blu Nobile
  • Rame Folgore
  • Fuoriserie (Folgore)

Is the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore secure?

The 2023 Maserati GranTurismo has not been crash examined by both ANCAP or Euro NCAP and subsequently has no security score utilized to it.

Whereas we nonetheless don’t have pricing and specs for the 2023 Maserati GranTurismo together with a list of security options, major security options new to the mannequin vary embody the next:

  • Maserati Energetic Drive Help
    • Adaptive cruise management, Energetic lane help with Emergency lane conserving
  • Rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Dynamic street view
    • When utilizing driver help techniques the motive force’s instrument show reveals a 3D view of surrounding autos
  • Digital wall
    • Obstacles detected by the rear parking sensors are proven within the type of digital blocks that change color relying on how shut they’re to the car
  • Encompass-view cameras

How a lot does the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore price to run?

Maserati Australia will provide GranTurismo consumers a three-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee, together with three years free scheduled servicing and roadside help.

It’s nonetheless unclear as as to if GranTurismo Folgore clients in Australia will obtain a wall field answer that might should be put in at residence or their most well-liked charging location.

CarExpert’s Tackle the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore

By any requirements the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is a outstanding first-time effort at a high-end luxurious GT automobile that additionally affords hyper-car efficiency with out compromising high quality or consolation.

It doesn’t take lengthy behind the wheel to understand there’s an terrible lot of engineering know-how and fervour gone into the brand new GranTurismo – particularly the Folgore.

It seems like no expense has been spared right here. No matter it takes to get it proper – straight out of the field.

After which there’s the design. Cautious to not offend loyal GranTurismo homeowners however in some way higher trying than its predecessor from any angle.

Expertise was a sore level within the previous-generation automobile – however now it’s nearly as good as something in the marketplace and maybe even extra strong.

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