2022 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV Claims 1200bhp, 186 MPH Top Speed

2022 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV Claims 1200bhp, 186 MPH Top Speed

Maserati has unveiled details of next year’s GranTurismo and GranCabrio models. The headline is that the full-electric ‘Folgore’ version – the first ever 100% electric Maserati – will boast over 1200hp of power, thanks to tech borrowed from Formula-e racing.


Maserati claims the new GranTurismo will be “the world’s first full-electric luxury sports car” and also the fastest car in its class, with a 0-62mph time of a little over two seconds and a top speed of 186mph. The GranTurismo Folgore will use an all-new lightweight platform fitted with three independent electric motors to give it all-wheel drive. The 800V battery layout (dubbed ‘Bone’) will give it the lowest centre of gravity of any EV, says Maserati, as well as optimal weight distribution. Maserati is also claiming class-leading range and charging times.


2022 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV Claims 1200bhp, 186 MPH Top Speed

Sound will be another innovative aspect, says CEO Davide Grasso: “This is a critical part of performance for Maserati and we have dedicated over 18 months’ work to find a true Maserati sound. It is authentic, not fake: the noise of the electric motors has been developed to keep the iconic Maserati growl.”

Made at the Mirafiori production hub in Turin, it will reach the market in 2023. Maserati has also confirmed that it will offer a petrol-powered version of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio alongside the Folgore electric model.

Maserati’s electric programme will include a Folgore version of the Grecale SUV next year, followed in 2025 by a full-electric version of the MC20 supercar. Meanwhile, the all-new Quattroporte and Levante SUV, both due on sale by 2025, will be exclusively full-electric. Maserati has confirmed that by 2030, its entire model range will be electric-only. Finally, the Ghibli model won’t be directly replaced when production ends, probably next year.


2022 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV Claims 1200bhp, 186 MPH Top Speed


Maserati posted a big increase in sales in 2021, with 24,269 cars in all, for 41% growth. Its market share was also up from 1.9% to 2.4%. The Levante accounted for 59% of the brand’s sales, the Ghibli 33%, Quattroporte 7% and MC20 1% (all MC20 production for 2022 has already pre-sold). Hybrids are proving popular, with two-thirds of Ghiblis hybrid, and half of all Levantes

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