Maserati has teased its next-generation GranTurismo Folgore electric GT on social media, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year.
Posted to the company’s Instagram, the close-up teaser image shows more details of the upcoming EV sports car, with a new face that’s in line with the company’s latest models – including the MC20 supercar and the Grecale SUV.
What appears to be a now undisguised production body is wrapped in a distinctive rose gold livery, with the Maserati trident positioned prominently on the long bonnet which also features a power bulge and aero vanes.
According to the caption, the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore will be touring California with “an audacious Italian-American entertainer”. While the brand hasn’t revealed who the supporting act is, top of the profile’s following list is Sebastian Maniscalco, an American comedian and actor of Italian heritage.
Expect a series of social media posts in the coming weeks and months, as the GranTurismo Folgore embarks on its drip-feed roadshow reveal. While the car has been teased a number of times over the past 12 months, it appears this rose gold vehicle will show off the final production design.
The GranTurismo Folgore – folgore is Italian for lightning bolt – will be the headline act of the next-generation GranTurismo line-up, tipped to feature a tri-motor electric drivetrain producing up to 895kW of power.
Maserati will draw upon its upcoming Formula E venture (starting in 2023) with an 800V charging architecture for its high-performance electric drivetrain, which will likely feature in the upcoming EV version of the MC20 as well.
Beyond the electric halo, the new GranTurismo will also offer combustion-engined variants, understood to be powered by a version of the brand’s new Nettuno – Italian for Neptune – 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6, which already powers the MC20 supercar and the Grecale Trofeo.
In the Grecale, the twin-turbo V6 produces a healthy 390kW of power and 620Nm of torque, while in the MC20 flagship outputs are bumped up to a massive 470kW and 730Nm.
Expect the GranTurismo’s tune to be somewhere in between, well up on the previous generation’s 338kW/520Nm 4.7-litre V8 in its most powerful ‘MC’ guise. The drop-top GranCabrio is also confirmed for the new-generation range.
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