- The 2023 Maserati GranTurismo is due in Australia next year.
- Three variants: the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6-powered Modena and Trofeo; 600kW all-electric Folgor
- GranCabrio variants will follow from 2024.
Long wait 2023 Maserati Gran Turismo has been revealed, confirmed for the Australian market and expected on local shores next year.
The iconic Italian marque’s new GranTurismo coupe replaces the enduring Tipo M145, which was in production from 2007 to 2019.
As the latest spearhead of the Trident brand, the new coupe embraces the same long-bonnet grand touring ethos as its predecessor, and steps into the future by offering a 100 percent electric powertrain with two combustion variants.
The 2023 Maserati GranTurismo range will adopt a three-pronged (a trident, if you will) approach, with GranTurismo Modenaa more powerful one GranTurismo Trofeois offered alongside all-electric. Gran Turismo Folgor.
All three GranTurismo variants are all-wheel drive. The two combustion-powered GranTurismos, Modena and Sport, use the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo Natuno V6 used in Maserati’s MC20 supercar.
Standard Modena variants will produce 360kW/600Nm, while the hotter Trofeo produces 410kW/650Nm – around 50kW down on the MC20.
The Electric Folgore, for Italian lightning, is the most forward-thinking Gran Turismo, producing a combined 610kW from three 300kW electric motors, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 2.7-seconds.
The Folgor is equipped with an 800-volt architecture, capable of charging a claimed driving range of 100 km in just five minutes. Charge is contained in a 92.5kWh battery pack, mounted nice and low, arranged in a ‘T’ formation around the seats and central tunnel, with 50kW DC and 22kW AC charging also available. However, Maserati doesn’t make any claims regarding overall driving range.
Made in Italy, the 2023 Maserati GranTurismo is said to have a chassis that makes extensive use of lightweight aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel. Nettuno V6-powered GranTurismos weigh around 1795 kg.
Brakes are 380 mm six-piston front and 350 mm four-piston rear, all variants are linked to air spring suspension and 20/21-inch wheels shod in 265/295-section tires.
No photos of the interior cabin have been shown, however previous leaks depict a fully digital driver display with two central screens that command infotainment and climate control.
Complementing the long-awaited launch of the 2023 Maserati GranTurismo will be the PrimaSerie’s 75th Anniversary Launch Edition, celebrating 75 years since the launch of Maserati’s two-door A6 sports cars since 1947.
Maserati expects the new GranTurismo to arrive locally from the fourth quarter of 2023, with more details – including pricing – to be released closer to launch next year.