Maserati GranTurismo Folgore – Electric Car Review

Overview – Maserati GranTurismo Folgore

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is an all-new electric vehicle model for the 2024 model year. It is a variant of the GranTurismo, a two-door, four-seat coupe that has been a part of Maserati’s lineup since 2007. The GranTurismo Folgore is powered by three electric motors, and is capable of producing up to 818 horsepower and 996 pound-feet of torque sent to all four wheels.

GranTurismo Folgore retains its amazing profile

It is said to be able to reach 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds, making it one of the quickest and most powerful EVs on the market. The Folgore name is derived from the Italian word for lightning, and this lightning-quick sports car is sure to be a hit. Its interior features Econyl, a nylon material made from recycled fishing nets, and an upgraded infotainment system.

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore – Energy And Carbon Efficiency

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore has one of the highest carbon emissions figures among the vehicles compared, with 121 gCO2/mi (76 gCO2/km). This is notably higher than the emissions figures for the Ford Mustang Mach-E SR AWD, BMW i7 xDrive60, Volkswagen ID5, Hyundai IONIQ 6, and Jaguar I-Pace EV400, which are all below 112 gCO2/mi. These figures demonstrate that electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly more efficient in terms of their carbon emissions compared to traditional petrol-powered vehicles.

EV Motor, Power and Performance

The GranTurismo Folgore has three 300 kilowatt radial motors that produce up to 818 horsepower combined. Two of the motors drive the individual rear wheels while the third powers the front axle. This allows for a torque-vectoring feature to impersonate a limited-slip differential. During a test drive, the acceleration was found to be stunning, especially with the most aggressive Corsa drive mode.

It has an estimated top speed of 202 mph. It has four drive modes that affect power delivery, torque vectoring, suspension setup, stability control and auditory experience. It also has an 800-volt system that offers DC charging up to 270 kW, and an onboard charger for AC charging at a rate of roughly 55 miles per hour.

Interior Comfort and Cargo Dimensions

The interior of the GranTurismo Folgore is similar to the gasoline-powered GranTurismo, with sustainable materials used throughout. Passenger and cargo space should be similar to the regular GranTurismo and other competitors such as the Aston Martin Vantage and Mercedes-AMG GT.

If Maserati produces a GranCabrio Folgore, the trunk size is expected to be slightly reduced to make room for stowing a folding fabric roof. The GranTurismo Folgore features Econyl, a nylon material made from recycled fishing nets, as well as an upgraded infotainment system. It has a seating capacity of four and a cargo volume of 9.5 cubic feet.

Infotainment, Tech and Connectivity

The GranTurismo Folgore is equipped with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen running Maserati’s latest Google-based infotainment system. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both included, and there’s a 8.8-inch touchscreen that serves as the climate control panel.

A head-up display and 19-speaker Sonus Faber audio system are both available. The GranTurismo Folgore includes a fully digital instrument cluster and a steering wheel-mounted knob that allows drivers to switch between drive modes.

Beautiful iconic Masterati logo

Safety Features

The GranTurismo Folgore offers a range of active and passive safety features and several driver-assistance features as standard. These include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera. For more information on crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

Warranty Information

Maserati’s standard warranty is for four years or 50,000 miles. This is not as generous as some of its competitors, such as the Porsche 911, which offers complimentary scheduled maintenance plans.

Final Thoughts

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is an impressive electric vehicle, offering a blend of high-performance power, classic sports car handling and precise torque vectoring. It has a generous list of standard driver-assistance tech, and a premium interior with sustainable materials. The warranty is not as generous as some of its competitors, but this is more than made up for with its stunning performance and luxury features.

Technical Specifications

Basic Information
Make  Maserati
Model  GranTurismo Folgore
Car Body  Coupe
Number Of Seats    4 people
Estimated Energy Efficiency
Efficiency (mi/kWh)3.2 mi/kWh
Efficiency (km/kWh)5.1 km/kWh
Horsepower750 HP (761 PS)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h    2 seconds
Towing Weight  No data
Charge PortType 2
Charge Time4h30m
Fast Charge Power Max  270 kW DC
Fast Charge Time  18 min
Adult Safety Ratingnone
Child Safety Ratingnone
Available CountriesUnited Kingdom,The Netherlands,Germany
Date Of Availability  Expected June 2023
Estimated Price    £200,000
Estimated Carbon Efficiency (Grid/Country Dependent)
USA121 gCO2/mi (76 gCO2/km)
Iceland10 gCO2/mi (6 gCO2/km)
Canada27 gCO2/mi (27 gCO2/km)
France33 gCO2/mi (21 gCO2/km)
Efficient Gas Car272 g CO2/mi (170 g CO2/km)
Size (kWh)83.0 kWh
Voltage (V)800 V
WLTP Range (km)425
Car Length195 inches (4959 mm)
Car Width77 inches (1957 mm)
Car Height53 inches (1353 mm)
Cargo (Trunk or Boot) Volume10 cu ft (270 L)
Frunk Volume0 cu ft (0 L)

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