Maserati has yet to officially reveal the new GranTurismo. However, that didn’t stop him from showing it off early. Earlier this month, the automaker showcased the exterior design of the GranTurismo Folgore. Today, Maserati is highlighting combustion-powered cars.
The car has hit the road in Modena and Trofeo trims ahead of its official debut. Maserati uses the Nettuno V6 engine from the MC20 to power the coupe, which likely means this powertrain will also power the convertible GranCabrio.
Maserati did not provide details about the engine. In the MC20, it produces 621 horsepower (456 kilowatts) and 538 pound-feet (729 Newton-meters) of torque. It’s not possible to make that much in the GranTurismo, as Maserati uses an untuned version of the engine in the Grecale, where it makes 523 hp (384 kW) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque. It could do the same in the GranTurismo or split the difference between a supercar and a crossover.
One thing we know about this car is that Maserati considers the GranTurismo to be “a true brand icon.” Sitting at the top of the list is the electric Gran Turismo Folgore, which will use three motors to produce 1,200 hp (894 kW). This will help send the coupe to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 2.6 seconds. Its top speed will exceed 200 mph (320 kph). The V6-powered version is likely to follow the EV’s performance.
Maserati has yet to announce a debut date for the new GranTurismo. The design doesn’t look that different from the latest iteration, but there are some notable stylistic differences, such as the vertically oriented headlights. The overall design of the car is an evolution of the previous car, with refinements found all around.
The Maserati Gran Turismo will debut later this year before going on sale in 2023. Maserati’s planned launch also includes the all-electric Folgore, as the company looks to offer every model an EV version by the middle of the decade. It plans to go fully electric by the late 2020s, with Ghibli stepping back in 2024.