The EV revolution continues as Italian automakers Maserati jumped into the electric vehicle market, first with its new EV variant Grecale Small SUVs and beyond with this 2024 GranTurismo Folgore sports car. All Maserati EVs will feature the name Folgore, which means “lightning” in Italian. The GranTurismo Folgore promises some, uh, lightning-fast acceleration to go along with its high-voltage moniker. According to Maserati, the car will be able to hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, and after trying one on Italian roads, we believe it. Achieving that number requires three electric motors, which combine to produce 818 horsepower. The GranTurismo Folgore shares the design and interior with the new one The petrol-powered GranTurismo and could spawn a GranCabrio Folgore convertible as well.
What’s New for 2024?
The GranTurismo Folgore will be an all-new model for the Maserati brand when it goes on sale. It will follow the petrol-powered GranTurismo to market, but we expect it to hit many dealers before the end of 2023.
Price and Which One to Buy
While the petrol-powered GranTurismo is offered in Modena and Trofeo trims, the GranTurismo Folgore is offered in only one generously equipped model. Expect sustainable interior materials, plenty of infotainment and driver assistance technology, and excellent performance.
EV Motors, Power and Performance
The GranTurismo Folgore is powered by a trio of electric motors that deliver up to 818 horsepower to all four wheels. As a result, the electric GranTurismo will likely be faster than its petrol-powered counterpart, the most powerful of which produces just 542 horsepower. Two of the motors drive the individual rear wheels while the third drives the front axle. Maserati says this enables a torque vectoring feature disguised as a limited-slip differential. We were impressed with the GranTurismo Folgore during our initial test drive on some winding roads north of Rome. Acceleration is, to put it simply, blistering, especially in the Corsa’s most aggressive driving modes. The test car we sampled was unfortunately wearing winter tires, so we couldn’t push it as hard in the corners as we’d like, but from what we can tell so far, the GranTurismo should offer quite a fun time behind the wheel.
Range, Charging and Battery Life
The 83.0-kWh battery pack should provide around 240 miles of driving range, but we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves when we get a chance to do our real-world range testing. Maserati says the GranTurismo Folgore can be fast-charged at a 270 kW connection, enough to add 100 km of range in just 5 minutes according to its gauge.
Real World Fuel Economy and MPGe
The EPA hasn’t released fuel economy or driving range estimates for the GranTurismo Folgore, but we’ll update this story with details as they become available. We’ll also take the electric sports car on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route to determine real-world results. For more information on the GranTurismo Folgore’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
Like the regular GranTurismo, the GranTurismo Folgore is a four-seat coupe with a luxury cabin. Although you’d never guess it by looking at it, the car features sustainable materials throughout the interior design, including upholstery made from recycled fishing nets reclaimed from the ocean. Passenger and cargo space should be similar to the regular GranTurismo as well as rivals like Aston Martin Vantage and Mercedes-AMG GT. If Maserati moves forward with a GranCabrio version, expect the car’s trunk to see a reduction in capacity as it makes room to store the folding fabric roof.
Infotainment and Connectivity
All GranTurismo models come with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen running Maserati’s latest Google-based infotainment system. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both included and there’s a secondary 8.8-inch touchscreen that doubles as a climate control panel. A head-up display is also available as is a premium 19-speaker stereo system tuned by Italian audio specialist Sonus Faber.
Safety Features and Driver Assistance
The GranTurismo Folgore offers several driver assistance features as standard, but we’d still like more advanced technology to be an option. For more information on the GranTurismo’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:
- Standard automatic emergency brake
- Standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control is available
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Maserati’s standard warranty is nothing special, with coverage spanning four years or 50,000 miles. Rival sports car like Porsche 911 offers a free scheduled maintenance plan to increase its value in this category.
- The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
- No free scheduled maintenance
2024 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore
Vehicle Type: front and rear motor, all-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
PRICE (C/D EST)
Front Motor: Permanent magnet synchronous AC, 402 hp, 332 lb-ft
Rear Motor: 2 AC permanent magnet synchronous, 402 hp, 332 lb-ft (each)
Combined Power: 818 hp
Combined Torque: 995 lb-ft
Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 83.0 kWh
Onboard Charger: 22.0 kW
Peak DC Fast Charge Rate: 270 kW
Delivery: direct drive
Wheelbase: 115.3 inches
Length: 195.2 in
Width: 77.0 in
Height: 53.3 inches
Trunk Volume: 10 feet3
Curb weight (C/D approx): 5000 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 2.7 seconds
100 mph: 6.6 seconds
1/4-Mile: 10.9 seconds
Top Speed: 202 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/City/Highway: 100/110/90 MPGe
Range: 240 mi