A new Maserati may well not feel like news to BMW enthusiasts but this 1 is for two reasons: a single is that the car or truck field is improved when Maserati is fantastic and the other is that this new car or truck, the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, will be an all-electric powered grand touring automobile with 1,200 horsepower, something BMW might have to contend with in the foreseeable future.
Maserati is truly creating an total new line of electrical automobiles, dubbed Folgore, meaning “lightning” in Italian. That’s admittedly fairly interesting, considerably a lot more so than “i”, “e-tron”, and “EQ”. When will the Germans ever give vehicles interesting names? The initially auto to start underneath that Folgore line of automobiles will be the GranTurismo.
Just like its gasoline-driven predecessor, the Maserati GranTurismio Folgore will be a two-door, four-seat, substantial-performance grand touring motor vehicle with seductive seems to be and, hopefully, a stylish cabin. This time, however, rather of a Ferrari-derived the natural way-aspirated V8, the GranTurismo Folgore will get three electric motors, totaling a claimed 1,200 horsepower.
According to Maserati, the GranTurismo Folgore will get from -60 mph in 3. seconds flat and hit a top pace of 186 mph.
In the new factory-camouflaged spy images from Maserati, you can inform that the GranTurismo Folgore appears pretty comparable to the former GranTurismo, which is no poor thing. The former vehicle was beautiful, even if it was out-of-date when it was released.
Maserati has not been especially competitive in premium segments in excess of the previous several a long time, with autos like the Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante slipping driving their competition. To help take care of that, Maserati is seeking to drive for a thoroughly electric powered portfolio by 2030. Both the next-era Quattroporte and Levante will be fully-electric by 2025, incorporating to the Folgore lineup. Not all Folgore goods will use a bespoke EV system, though. There will be a new Maserati Grecale quickly, which will be built on the very same Giorgio platform as the Giulia and Stelvio, so the all-electrical Grecale Folgore will use the very same chassis. Having said that, the all-electric powered Maserati GranTurismo will get an EV architecture.
What does this imply for BMW? It indicates that any electrical GT automobile BMW can make in the foreseeable future — be it an electric powered M8 or M6 — will have to choose on this Maserati. As of right now, BMW has declared no designs to make this sort of a vehicle but, if it ever does, the new Maserati GranTurismo Folgore will be one particular of its major opponents.