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Maserati is releasing new details about its redesigned GranTurismo luxury performance coupe and offering some new tidbits about its upcoming all-electric version. Announced in March, the GranTurismo Folgore will be the automaker’s first EV and will be launched ahead of its Grecale electric crossover SUV announced earlier this year. It’s all part of the company’s plan to offer electric versions of every Maserati model by 2025 and switch to selling exclusively EVs by 2030.

Today we learn that the GranTurismo Folgore powertrain will be supported by three 300 kW permanent magnet electric motors. It is built on an 800-volt architecture that allows the car to be charged quickly at 270 kW, similar to the Lucid Air and Porsche Taycan. Maserati is also releasing two traditional petrol versions of the GranTurismo with twin-turbocharged V6 engines: the Modena and its more powerful counterpart, the Trofeo.

That could be the charging port on the back.
Image: Maserati

Maserati won’t hold back the performance of the electric Folgore, though: it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, making the 2.8-second Porsche Taycan Turbo S slightly faster — at least on paper. It can also reach a top speed of about 199 mph, almost the same as Tesla’s claimed 200 mph for its Model S Plaid.

The Folgore houses a 92.5 kWh battery pack (83 kWh usable) whose cells are uniquely arranged in a T-shape, allowing all four passengers to sit as low as the petrol versions of the GranTurismo. But you do sacrifice some trunk space for that extra legroom: The Folgore only has about 9.5 cubic feet of storage there compared to nearly 11 cubic feet of the gas versions.

Can you tell which one is electric?

Both the EV and gas models look nearly identical on the outside, save for obvious differences like no tailpipes on the Folgore and what appears to be the charging port cover on the rear left. As for the interior, you’ll notice that the Folgore’s bucket seats are made from recycled ocean waste, but otherwise the GranTurismos have largely the same interior.

Following industry trends, Maserati is adding a number of screens to allow the driver to navigate. You are greeted with a digital instrument panel, a central infotainment screen, a “comfort display” for adjusting the air conditioning and even an option for a heads-up display that shows information on the windshield in front of you.

The front of the GranTurismo Folgore.

The front of the GranTurismo Folgore.
Image: Maserati

Maserati’s iconic central clock is now also a screen. You can change it to different styles and also choose from some widgets like compass, G-force meter or stopwatch. It also gives you status indicators such as when the Folgore is charging or context messages such as Bluetooth connect and when your phone starts charging in the Qi holder. Maserati’s Mia voice assistant also appears on the clock and plays sound waves when you interact with it.

More details on the electric Folgore, including expected range, release date and price, will be revealed at a future event, according to Maserati. The automaker has bold plans to have an all-electric lineup by 2025, but doesn’t have one available for purchase yet.

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