A version of the Maserati MC20 supercar’s Nettuno V6 is confirmed for the upcoming next-generation GranTurismo, which will be revealed in full very soon.

    The Italian carmaker released some new exterior images of the soon-to-be-launched sportscar overnight, while confirming the Nettuno powerplant for Modena and Trofeo trim levels.

    Versions of this 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine are already used in the MC20 supercar (where it premiered) and the all-important Grecale SUV.

    The company hasn’t said what the GranTurismo’s power and torque outputs will be just yet.

    In the Maserati MC20 the twin-turbo V6 produces 463kW of power and 730Nm of torque, whereas in the Grecale Trofeo it produces 390kW and 620Nm.

    Maserati also showed off a set of un-camouflaged exterior photos of the GranTurismo Modena with a pearlescent finish that combines white and blue, with yellow and green.

    In addition to the V6-powered GranTurismo, Maserati is also gearing up to reveal the all-electric GranTurismo Folgore variant.

    The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore – folgore is Italian for lightning bolt – was recently teased in a video uploaded to YouTube showing it driving on sweeping Californian roads.

    The Folgore variant is expected to be the headline act of the next-generation GranTurismo lineup, and is tipped to feature a tri-motor electric drivetrain producing up to 895kW.

    Maserati head of design Klaus Busse indicated during the recent teaser video the GranTurismo Folgore can do the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) sprint in a claimed 2.6 seconds, and has a top speed of more than 200mph (322km/h).

    Maserati will draw upon its upcoming Formula E venture (starting in 2023) with an 800V charging architecture for its high-performance electric drivetrain.

    Mr Busse also said the high-voltage batteries in the GranTurismo Folgore are located along the central tunnel and 100km of range can be added in five minutes of charging.

    Although there has been plenty of information circulating about the upcoming GranTurismo grand tourer, it remains to be seen if there will be a drop-top GranCabrio version.

    This new Maserati GranTurismo will replace the now-defunct model, which was revealed at the 2007 Geneva motor show. The defunct GranCabrio was revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show.

    Maserati recently announced it’s going all-electric by 2030 and will have at least one pure electric variant for every model in its lineup by 2025.

    The Italian carmaker recently previewed the all-electric Grecale Folgore, which will have a 400V electrical architecture, a 105kWh battery and “as much as 800Nm”. It’ll debut towards the end of 2022 before going on sale globally in 2023.

    Maserati will also launch all-new generations of the Quattroporte sedan and Levante SUV, and both will be available with electric drivetrains. The MC20 is set to gain an electric version too.

    Maserati is far from the first marque within the vast Stellantis brand portfolio to announce a cut-off date for sales of combustion-powered vehicles.

    Abarth, DS and Lancia will become EV-only in 2024, Alfa Romeo will ditch ICE by 2027, and outside of China Opel/Vauxhall will only sell EVs by 2028.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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