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2023 Maserati GranTurismo revealed: Details of the Italian coupe

Completely new Maserati GranTurismo It doesn’t look much different from its 15-year-old predecessor, but beneath that stylish sheet metal lies a completely different animal.

Revealing at Modena today, Maserati says its mission for the new version is to combine “the high performance typical of a sports car with comfort suitable for long distances”.

The sexy Italian-made coupe joins the new Maserati Grecale crossover and the MC20 supercar as part of the Trident brand’s range makeover.

The powertrain is new to the model and no longer the Ferrari V8 it used to be. There are two versions of the “Nettuno” V6 engine of the MC20 supercar and an all-electric powertrain in a model called the GranTurismo Folgore.

Maserati claims they decided to “maintain continuity with the design of the previous generation, which was appreciated by many customers”. That’s a nice way to say it looks very similar.

That said, the GT has aged beautifully and its lines appear timeless, as are its long bonnet silhouette, oval grille with large Trident badging, and the trident at the side. in front of each door and the muscular rear fence.

The bonnet is translucent into the side fenders, conspicuously protruding above the front wheels, which Maserati calls cofango – a castle of cofano (bonnet) and parafango (Fenders).

The body uses a variety of lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium, along with high-performance steel for the most important functions. Maserati says about two-thirds of the car is made of aluminum.

The new GranTurismo achieves a drag coefficient of 0.28 in the Modena and Trofeo versions and just 0.26 in the Folgore EV due to its clever body design.

The LED headlights are a bit more vertical than before, while the taillights retain the signature boomerang motif but are housed in a more conventional design. The petrol version has four exhaust tips.

In terms of colors, there are six options called Bianco, Grigio Maratea, Grigio Maratea Matte, Nero Ribelle, Blu Emozione and Blu Nobile. But if you have the money, the Maserati Fuoriserie customization program allows you to choose from more colors.

Furthermore, the brake calipers come in seven color options called Matte Nero, Nero, Rosso, Giallo, Blu, Matte Rosso and Matte Dark Rame (the latter is exclusive to Folgore).

Inside are said to be (we don’t have pics) a 12.3-inch central touchscreen and 8.8-inch under-display, a 12.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a projection-up display, and a mirror. MC20’s available digital post. You also get ‘Hey Maserati’ voice control.

The multimedia system uses the Android Auto operating system, provides high data processing speed, and pairs with the optional 19-speaker and 1195W Sonus Faber sound system.

The GranTurismo Modena’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo 90-degree V6 produces 365kW (490hp) and 600Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission offered by ZF with paddles and AWD.

The Maserati’s 0 to 100km/h time is 3.9 seconds and the top speed is listed as 302km/h.

The same engine version of the GranTurismo Trofeo makes 410kW (550hp) and 650Nm, reducing the 0-100km/h time to 3.5 seconds and increasing the top speed to 320km/h.

Compared to MC20 Nettuno, GranTurismo’s six-cylinder engine comes with a wet sump instead of
more than a dry one. The engine is also equipped with a cylinder that stops working.

Meanwhile, the GranTurismo Folgore EV has three 300kW radial motors for a maximum system output of 560kW (battery discharge capacity), or 610kW when overdrive. The motor uses a silicon carbide inverter derived from Formula E.

Peak torque is listed as a staggering 1350Nm, and its AWD system features torque vectoring.

Its T-shaped battery pack has a capacity of 92.5kWh (83kWh usable) and with its available 800V system able to handle a charge rate of 270kW, which is said to add another 100km of range over the year. minute.

Maserati claims a 0-100km/h time of 2.7 seconds, a 0-200km/h rated time of 8.8 seconds (2.6 seconds faster than the Trofeo, if you don’t mind) and a top speed of 2.8 seconds. max speed is listed as 320km/h – can’t be great for the range…

While the Folgore has no exhaust or intake, of course, a synthesizer-operated audio tuning function is pumped from the inside out through the speakers.

“The natural sounding dynamics of the electric motor is controlled by a digitally shaped inverter and integrated with the signature sound derived from the traditional Maserati V8,” the company states…

The GranTurismo Modena, Trofeo and Folgore all use double wishbone front suspension with air springs with electronically adjustable dampers.

All three have a multi-link rear suspension, with air springs and electronically adjustable dampers. The Modena has a different mechanical lock on the rear, while the Trofeo and Folgore use an electronic self-locking unit.

Each uses 380 x 34mm front ventilated discs with six-piston Brembo fixed brake calipers and 350 x 28mm rear ventilated disc with 4-piston Brembo fixed brake calipers.

Staggered wheel configurations include 21-inch rims with 295/30 tires at the rear and 20-inch wheels with 265/30 or 265/35 rubber at the front.

Maserati claims the GranTurismo Folgore has a lower position than any other electric vehicle on the market. Folgore says it can also provide regenerative braking up to 0.65g.

At 2260kg, the Folgore EV is heavier than the Modena and Trofeo by 465kg (1795kg).

There are various driving modes to alter engine and chassis behavior, called Comfort, GT, Sport and Corsa, with the option of ESC-off for the track. Folgore’s modes of GT, Sport, Corsa and Max Range spin things back to go even further.

Maserati recently announced it fully electric by 2030 and there will be at least one all-electric variant for every model in the lineup by 2025.

We predict the GranTurismo will be available in Australia in the second half of 2023, with petrol and EV models both locked down.

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