The new Maserati GranTurismo 2023 is officially unveiled

The new Maserati GranTurismo 2023 is officially unveiled

The next Maserati GranTurismo 2023, in an electric Folgore configuration, was recently announced, and the manufacturer is now pulling the curtain on the petrol version.

Maserati’s MC20 sparked a real buzz when it was unveiled. It brought a breath of fresh air to the manufacturer and new vigour to the brand. Today, the 3.0-litre V6, directly borrowed from this MC20, is found under the hood of a model closer to the automaker’s roots, the GranTurismo.

The MC20’s V6 under the hood

The main attraction of this all-new Maserati GranTurismo is, without a shadow of a doubt, its engine directly borrowed from the MC20 supercar marketed by Maserati. We know this mechanism will drive the Modena and Trofeo versions, but we do not know the power in each of these versions. However, we know that the 621 horsepower in the MC20 is made from that turbocharged V6 that is also found under the hood of the performance version of the brand’s new SUV, the Grecale Trofeo, where it makes 523 horsepower.

Remember that this mechanism is hand-made in the Maserati workshops attached to the company’s headquarters in Modena, Italy. It is also the result of technologies borrowed directly from Formula 1, while a pre-chamber ignition system is made for the first time on a car intended for the road.

In addition to not knowing the power this machine will produce, we also do not know how much the GranTurismo will cost or when it will arrive on Canadian soil. All that is known about this car, apart from the fact that it will be equipped with a 6-cylinder engine, is that it commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Maserati A6 1500, the first car of the “GT” type. Or Maserati GranTurismo, marketed by the manufacturer.

The Folgore is the real star

The model that steals the show is the Folgore version of this new Maserati GranTurismo, unveiled at Monterey Car Week last August. The electric version of Maserati’s popular GT promises 1,200 horsepower developed by three electric motors housed between the front and rear axles.

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The manufacturer also promises that it will be possible for the car to recover 100 kilometres of autonomy in just five minutes of recharging, without specifying what type of terminal the car will have to be connected to achieve this. Otherwise, the 0-100 km/h sprint can be completed in 2.7 seconds, according to Maserati GranTurismo, and the car will be able to reach a top speed of 320 km/h.

At the time of this writing, we do not know more. The manufacturer leaves us in the dark about its price or the official marketing of this Gran Turismo until its development in 2023.