Maserati unveils the first shot of the next-generation GranTurismo, with an electric version planned.
At the beginning of December, Maserati takes stock of a year 2020 full of new features. The launch of hybrid models, muscular Trofeo variants, the creation of the FuoriSerie department dedicated to special projects and the presentation of the MC20 supercar have set the pace for the trident brand in recent months. The brand is taking advantage of this retrospective to give us a taste of what’s to come.
And what’s coming is the next generation of GranTurismo, announced in the summer of 2019 when it was thought that the previous model, which ceased production more than a year ago, would have no descendants. The upcoming coupe reveals its profile silhouette in the dark in a photo published as a “teaser”.
The electric announced, what about the thermal?
We immediately notice that the next GranTurismo keeps a look very close to that of its predecessor, which for many is not a bad thing. The curve of the rear wings seems more marked and we could find at the stern very fine lights close to those of the MC20.
Maserati announced earlier that the future GranTurismo will be offered in a 100% electric version. A thermal variant could nevertheless be available. It could be powered by a “deflated” version of the 3L twin-turbo V6 which offers 630hp to the MC20, replacing the 460hp 4.7L atmospheric V8 of the previous model. Hybridization is not to be excluded. The coupe should be presented during 2021. Its GranCabrio variant is planned for 2022.
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