Along with the Grecale, the other star of 2022 for Maserati will be the GranTurismo. Originally scheduled for the end of 2021, the launch of the new Italian GT has been delayed due to the current shortage of semiconductors.
However, judging by the new spy photos, we won’t have to wait long for the final presentation. The appearances of the prototypes of the new GranTurismo begin to be more frequent and, above all, the car begins to lose more and more of its camouflage.
In this new burst of photos, the GranTurismo is still engaged in a phase of winter testing to test the reliability of the engine and electronic components.
Aesthetically, there are no major differences compared to the prototype seen a few weeks ago. The front is adorned with a large grille with vertical slats and tapered optics which obviously recall those of the new MC20.
The rear section retains similar proportions to the previous GranTurismo, with a sloping rear window and horizontal LED lights joined by a chrome bead. In the diffuser, still camouflaged, we find a quadruple exhaust outlet which leaves no room for doubt: the Maserati that we see in the photos is equipped with a thermal engine.
Under the hood, no surprise, we should find the new 3.0-liter twin-turbo Nettuno V6, but in a slightly less powerful configuration than the MC20 in order to respect the hierarchy in the range. As a reminder, the MC20 develops 630 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque.
The engine will send its power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, while an electric version will be available later. The first electric Maserati will join the all-new “Folgore” family that will define all future trident-badged electric models.
This Maserati will be equipped with a 100 kWh battery that will power three electric motors (two at the rear and one at the front) for a total of 700 horsepower.