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The design of the new Maserati Granturismo has finally been revealed in a new suite of official images which show the twin-turbo V6 variant lapping Modena ahead of an imminent full debut.

The latest images show Maserati's long-awaited Mercedes-AMG SL rival completely unwrapped, giving us our clearest look yet at the acclaimed first-generation, V8-powered Granturismo, which bowed out in 2019 after a successful 12-year production run. 

The V6 car shown here uses a variation of the raucous, twin-turbocharged 'Nettuno' unit first deployed in the mid-engined MC20 supercar and new Grecale SUV. Like the Grecale, the combustion-powered Granturismo will be offered in Modena and range-topping Trofeo forms, the latter likely tuned to match the MC20's 621bhp and rival similarly potent, bigger-engined rivals like the SL, Aston Martin Vantage and Ferrari Roma.  

The Granturismo is also set to follow the Maserati Ghibli and Maserati Levante in adopting a hybrid option, but its positioning makes their mild-hybrid 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine an unlikely option, so it is a possibility that Maserati will hybridise the Nettuno motor. 

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The new images have landed just days after a prototype of the nearly identical but all-electric Maserati Granturismo Folgore was spotted without any camouflage, charging at the side of the road in California as Monterey Car Week got under way. 

Technical details remain unconfirmed, but the electric variant will no doubt be the quickest and most potent in the Granturismo line-up. Maserati has already confirmed that the electric version of the Grecale SUV will pack up to 590lb ft and a 105kWh battery - which could be expected to make for a 0-62mph time of around 4.5sec and a range of more than 350 miles. The lower-slung and probably lighter Granturismo will no doubt be slightly quicker and longer-legged, with the same underpinnings.

Maserati says that it's working to ensure the EV's powertrain has “a distinctive sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines”. It's not yet clear how this will be achieved, but it's unlikely that the firm will artificially recreate the noise of its V6 or V8 engines. 


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The electric Granturismo and Grecale will launch in 2023, while a promised third EV due next year is likely to be the drop-top Maserati Grancabrio grand tourer - technically identical to the Granturismo. Electric versions of the Quattroporte, Levante and MC20 will follow by 2025 - in line with Modena's plan to phase out combustion models over the next three years.

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He has interviewed the most powerful and widely respected people in motoring, covered the reveals and launches of today's most important cars, and broken some of the biggest automotive stories of the last few years. 

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bol 18 August 2022

Looks like an old ICE car blocking the chargers to me. Not uncommon in my experience. 

gagaga 14 September 2022

Well, Tesco des have a habit of putting them on the spaces closest to the store.  My personal bug bear is them being hogged all day by people with PHEVs.

Peter Cavellini 18 August 2022

Gravity, inertia, you can't hide these laws of Physics, you can do what you like to a mode of transport, but is still governed by how weight is affected by speed and change of direction, you put a two ton car round a tight bend at 60mph you feel the affect of gravity pushing you in the opposite direction, the faster you do it the more the affect gets.

Andrew1 14 September 2022
Thanks for the physics lesson, but I suggest you have another read before pretending to be smart.

"you put a two ton car round a tight bend at 60mph you feel the affect of gravity pushing you in the opposite direction, the faster you do it the more the affect gets."

Wrong. It's not the gravity, and it's not the speed.

Inertia of Direction: It is the tendency of an object to oppose any change in its direction when a force is applied to it.

Gravity pulls your vehicle towards the centre of the Earth. A change in direction is not affected by gravity in any way.

It's the inertia of direction that opposes the change of direction. It depends on the mass (not weight, at you wrongly stated) and it does not depend on the speed.

The effect you feel does depend on the speed, as well as the sharpness of the turn, because these affect the force applied on the vehicle.

"Turning" force = mass * speed * speed / turn radius.

jason_recliner 14 September 2022

You don't want to confuse Crap-in-the-jeans with facts.

275not599 12 June 2021
Based on the video the sound is just a high pitched whine that rises with speed. We have the tech to switch to Puccini on the autostrada or the ride of the goddamn Valkyries on the autobahn but frankly you are flogging a dead horse. EVs can do many things but sounding good ain't one of them so Stellantis should just forget it and instead work on improvable weak points of EVs such as weight, energy density range and charging infrastructure.
Andrew1 18 August 2022
Well, many would say EV do sound good. As in silent.