Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo

New Maserati GranTurismo coupé is the first car in the famed Italian marque’s history to
adopt a 100 per cent electric powertrain.

The classic proportions have been maintained, with a long bonnet. The roof line drops
dynamically to emphasise the curve of the pillar that features the iconic Maserati Trident

Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and produced at the Mirafiori manufacturing hub
in Turin, the GranTurismo is 100 per cent made in Italy.

The new coupé is equipped with a V6 Nettuno engine, available in two versions: the
Modena, with the 490-hp 3.0-litre V6 Nettuno Twin Turbo; the high-performance Trofeo
version is based on the same engine, upgraded to a maximum power of 550 hp.

Alternatively, the GranTurismo Folgore adopts a 100 per cent electric battery-based
powertrain. The Folgore system is based on 800-volt technology and has been developed
with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E. It offers superb performance,
made possible by the three powerful 300kW permanent magnet motors.

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore

The battery has a nominal capacity of 92.5kWh and a discharge capacity of 560 kW, to
continuously transmit around 760 hp to the wheels. The specific set-up and innovative
layout of the battery result in the vehicle height to just 1353mm.

The shape of the battery pack, known as ‘T-bone’, forms part of Maserati’s “zero
compromise” approach and avoids placing the battery modules under the seats, mainly
moving them around the central tunnel and therefore considerably lowering the car’s hip-

It has extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminium and magnesium, together
with high-performance steel. Such a multi-material approach required new manufacturing
processes to be created, resulting in what Maserati tells us is “best-in-class weight levels”.

Inside, the Maserati GranTurismo’s cabin is equipped with innovative systems, including
the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, the latest infotainment, a
comfort display that brings together the main functions in an integrated touchscreen
interface and a digital clock.

A Heads-up Display is available as an option. Note that this is an international press
release and Australian specifications are still be advised.

Maserati GranTurismo Modena

The sound system is Sonus faber 3D designed and made by Italian craftsmen in sound,
the audio system offers two levels of customisation, giving it up to 19 speakers and 3D
sound with an output of up to 1195 Watts.

At launch, the Maserati GranTurismo is also available in the PrimaSerie 75th Anniversary
Launch Edition, a limited series featuring exclusive content and dedicated to its recent
75th anniversary.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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