Maserati’s first electric GranTurismo is just as sporty as its gas counterpart

Maserati has finally unveiled its electric GranTurismo in earnest, and perhaps the most interesting part is what you don’t notice. The GranTurismo Folgore Coupé packs plenty of power with a 760hp three-engine system, but it’s also as low as the gas versions (Modena and Trofeo) at 53.3 inches tall. According to Maserati, this is the lowest electric vehicle on the market, with improved agility to match. You might not know it’s an electric vehicle if it weren’t for the aerodynamic wheels and missing exhaust pipes – even Porsche can’t quite pull it off.

The Italian brand doesn’t have a detailed range, but the electrified GranTurismo packs a 92.5 kWh battery with an 800 V architecture that allows charging up to 270 kW. Maserati says you can get a range of 62 miles in five minutes. The two-door also outperforms its combustion engine counterparts with a claimed 0-62 MPH time of 2.7 seconds (up from 3.5 for the Trofeo and 3.9 for the Modena) and the same top speed of 198.9 MPH as the trophy.

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV

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As with the Grecale Folgore SUV, the GranTurismo’s cabin tech is just as big an improvement over previous models. You’ll find a 12.2-inch digital dashboard, a 12.3-inch center infotainment screen, and an 8.8 -inch “convenience display”. A heads-up display keeps an eye on the road, and a digital rear-view mirror can use the backup camera to help with tricky parking maneuvers. Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available. And even though it’s a sports car, you’ll find driver aids like Active Lane Assist, a 3D street view (including nearby vehicles) and a 360-degree view to help you navigate tight spots.

Maserati didn’t mention pricing or exact availability, although it’s safe to assume the GranTurismo Folgore will be expensive. Not that the company would necessarily mind. In a way, this is a shot across the bows of local sports car rivals like Ferrari and Lamborghini. While both of these brands have offered hybrids like the SF90 Stradale and Sian, they have been reluctant to embrace fully electric vehicles. Maserati is practically the only option if you want an Italian exotic without the massive emissions and equally high fuel bills.

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