Maserati Relaunches GranTurismo in Two Distinct Versions for 2024

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  • Maserati officially revives the GranTurismo nameplate for a new generation at a $200,000 price point.

  • Three trims levels will be available at launch, with two gasoline twin-turbo V6 models and the battery-electric Folgore model accounting for a power range of 490 to 760 hp.

  • The model is a testament to the company's new momentum, featuring modernized drivetrains, a host of driver assistance tech, and modular chassis construction.

It's been over a year since the first photos of the new Maserati GranTurismo were teased, and the official reveal is finally here. The iconic grand tourer was first released in 2007, and the newest model is set to carry on the legacy nameplate with a modern twist. With the choice between an all-electric powertrain or a twin-turbo V6, the new model will continue the company's journey into the modern automotive world. Here's everything you need to know about the 2024 Maserati GranTurismo.

Photo credit: Maserati
Photo credit: Maserati

At launch, the GranTurismo will be available in three trims: Modena, Trofeo, and Folgore. Exterior styling is reminiscent of GranTurismos past with a few new touches, including a fender-mounted bonnet and a range of special paint shades (Grigio Cangiante, Rosso Granturismo, and Rame Folgore). Maserati has yet to disclose official pricing, but the company's North America CEO William Peffer said that the car will start at around $200,000. As a result, we can expect the bottom-end Modena trim to begin there and its likely prices will rise well above that for the Trofeo and Folgore models. And while a chassis is shared across the model range, Maserati says the powertrain and design of each model are completely unique.

Well, sort of. Both the Modena and Trofeo models will stick with traditional internal combustion propulsion, making use of the Nettuno engine from the MC20 supercar. In order to distinguish the two models, the Modena falls victim to a dulling ECU tune for reduced power figures of 490 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. The same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 is found in the Trofeo model but with power figures of 550 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Both of these models fall short compared to the 621-hp MC20, though the company's model delineation strategy is relatively clear. If you want more power, you've got to pay more money.

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Photo credit: Maserati

And if peak horsepower and torque numbers are really important to you, you'll probably be better off with the electric Folgore model. Driven by three 300-kW electric motors paired with a proprietary Torino-built 92.5-kWh battery pack, the Folgore makes 760 hp and 995 lb-ft of torque. The three motors are split with one in the front and two, decoupled motors in the rear, allowing for torque vectoring and even a selectable drivetrain split from all-wheel drive to fully rear-wheel drive.

Maserati has also installed the battery pack in a t-bone shape on the floor of the car, in an effort to maintain positive chassis dynamics despite the additional weight. And charging your 800-volt electric GranTurismo is made easy thanks to a peak DC fast charging rate of 270kW, with up to 62 miles of range recouped in five minutes. The company claims a WTLP range of 250 miles, though the EPA figure will likely be lower.

The Folgore model is effectively transmission-less thanks to its electric motor setup, but the Modena and Trofeo models will be equipped with a revised version of Maserati's eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. All models of this new GranTurismo generation will be AWD, though sending 100% of the power to the rear wheels through electric motors or locking differentials is possible for all trims. Thanks to the AWD system, the Folgore model sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, followed by the Trofeo at 3.5 seconds and the Modena at 3.9 seconds. Either way, it'll be a quick car off the line on its way to a top speed of 198 mph, or 187 mph for the Modena.

Photo credit: Maserati
Photo credit: Maserati

It's not all about speed, however, especially considering the goal of the GranTurismo has been to provide a comfortable ride with a dynamic handling character. The suspension setup is analogous across the range, with double-wishbone suspension up front and a multi-link setup in the rear with a "semi-virtual" steering axis and air springs with electronic damping control. A series of drive modes including GT, Sport, and Corsa allows for on-the-fly adjustment of damping, steering weight, and drivetrain response. The Folgore model also features EV optimization in Corsa mode, either providing maximum power or tailoring the power delivery and the four levels ofregenerative braking for endurance. Even at a respective weight of 4982 pounds and 3957 pounds for the EV and ICE models, this car is set to handle well with a 50/50 EV model and 52/48 ICE model weight distribution.

Given that the last generation GranTurismo ceased production in 2019, the new lineup is aimed at modernizing the nameplate for 2024. A series of technology upgrades are present across the lineup, including Maserati's Active Driving Assist lane-keep system, rear emergency braking, and a 360-degree camera. The Folgore goes one step further, featuring automatic battery pre-conditioning, EV range-specific routing, and cabin temperature maintenance even when the car is off.

Interior details about the model are still mostly under wraps, but an Android-based 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a separate 8.8-inch touchscreen for climate controls will be standard. Sonus Faber stereo is also standard, with the choice of a 14- or 19-speaker setup. Trunk space comes to 10.94 cubic feet in ICE models, while 9.53 cubic feet are available on the EV version. That's only 1.41 cubic feet less than the ICE version, meaning the battery has little impact on the space available. Unfortunately, there will be no frunk space available. Despite the lack of a frunk, passengers can rejoice at an additional 1.8 inches of legroom in the back seats.

The car isn't expected to make landfall in the US until Q3 of 2023. As Maserati finalizes the details and prepares for production of its flagship grand touring model, it's not immediately clear what the competitors will be at a $200,000 price point, though a fully loaded Porsche Taycan Turbo comes to mind. Either way, we're looking forward to seeing and hearing the resurrected model soon.

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