Packing 760 HP and 800 volt architecture ripped straight from its Formula E development program, this Maserati EV means business!
This is it, kids — the first ever, 100% electric Maserati GT that promises to bring the century-old Italian car brand and fashion icon into the electric car era. How does it do? See for yourself.
Maserati says the new Folgore version of its GranTurismo coupe offers 800-volt technology that was, “developed with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E.” That 800v system promises ultra-fast charging for its 92.5 kWh battery, which features a discharge capacity of 560 kW. That’s enough juice (apparently) to transmit a continuous (not peak) 760 HP to the car’s three powerful, 300-kW permanent magnet motors.
For those of you keeping score, that 760 figure is on par with the baddest Lamborghini Aventador V12, and more than twice as much power as the original Corvette ZR-1 had, in a car that’s not all that much bigger, in the grand scheme of things. As such, we expect the Folgore to be absolutely bonkers fast.
It should charge fast, too, thanks to its 800 v system architecture — and that, too, is interesting. Like Lotus and Polestar, Maserati uses a battery that’s integrated into a backbone chassis design instead of the lower-cost “skateboard” option. The company calls its “T-bone” battery a zero compromise approach (that) avoids placing the battery modules under the seats, mainly moving them around the central tunnel and therefore considerably lowering the car’s H-point.
You can check out a few more angles of Maserati’s latest GT stunner, below, then let us know what you think of this slinky EV in the comments section at the bottom of the page.