Celebrated Italian sportscar marque Maserati has released a host of new images plus details of its upcoming 2023 Maserati GranTurismo model. The all-new generation GranTurismo range features three variants in total that feature the V6 turbo-powered Modena and Trofeo twins, followed by an all-electric Folgore (“Lightning” in Italian) next to them.
While the new GranTurismo is similar in design to its predecessor, both don’t share any common body panels throughout. What’s retained is its signature silhouette formed by its long front overhang, compact cabin mid-section, and short rear overhang plus low ride height. One key change here of course is the new vertical headlight design that’s akin to what’s seen in the Trident marque’s new MC20 midship supercar.
Another key standout styling trait is the new “Cofango” unified design part. According to Maserati, this sees the front bonnet fenders combining together to form a single element. This also prompted designers to reposition the cut line from the top and into the vehicle’s side instead before cutting into the wheel wells.
As for colours, a total of six exterior choices will be offered plus a further seven hues just for the brake callipers alone. Apart from that, there’s the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation program present on hand that ought to offer prospects with even more options beyond the standard colour range mentioned.
Also available is the combination of four designs with various finishes, not forgetting seven different wheel design options too. Speaking of which, all variants of the GranTurismo are shod with staggered 20- and 21-inch wheels, but the electrified Folgore variant gets a special and aerodynamically designed set that Maserati claims to cut drag by seven percent. Unique to the Folgore too is the air inlet positioned between the bumper and wheel arch, which also serves to reduce wind noise.
Visually, each variant will feature different trim and badging colours to set themselves apart. For instance, glossy black accents, grille inserts, splitters, door handles, and DLO trims are reserved for the Folgore, along with dark copper-finished badges and the trident logo.
As for the Trofeo, this racier offering gets carbon-fibre accents and side skirts with gloss-black grille slats instead, plus a badge and logo treated in brushed chrome with a striking red outline. In the Modena, this so-called ‘base’ offering favours a chrome-outlined black grille with gloss black slats, as well as gloss black-treated badges, window trim, and exhaust tips.
Moving on to the powerplant section, both the Modena and Trofeo twins adopt the famed trident marque’s new Nettuno 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo powerplant derived from the MC20 sportscar. In the Modena, the mill outputs 489 HP and 600 NM, whereas the Trofeo gets a peppier 550 HP and a meatier 650 NM readouts instead.
Both also feature a rear-biased all-wheel-drive setup, thus promising an engaging drive to match its high-performance abilities. Speaking of the latter, the Modena dispatches nought to 100 KM/H in just 3.9 seconds whilst the Trofeo slotted above it does the same in a slightly quicker time of 3.5 seconds.
With the all-electric Folgore variant, Maserati has brimmed this groundbreaking offering with a novel tri-motor setup to drive all four wheels with 750 HP and 1,350 NM. Features an 800-volt architecture, this variant sees said tri-motor driveline draws power from a 92.5 kWh, T-bone-shaped battery positioned in the centre of the vehicle. Notably, this setup is capable of discharging 100% of its available power to the rear axle too.
According to Maserati, the new 2023 Maserati GranTurismo Modena and Trofeo duo are poised to go on sale first sometime in the second quarter of 2023. Sales of the electric Folgore will commence shortly after which, though no specific dates were given.
In addition, an open-top GranCabrio offshoot is also in the pipelines, with Maserati confirming both combustion and electric versions which will be introduced sometime in 2023 too.