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This New Maserati Is the Quickest EV Convertible within the World

This New Maserati Is the Quickest EV Convertible within the World

The Maserati GranCabrio just got a welcome jolt of electricity.

The Italian marque has just unveiled the battery-powered Folgore version of its open-top grand tourer. The new model doesn’t just sit atop the GranCabrio lineup, though. It’s also the fastest electric convertible yet.

We’ve known the EV was coming since the fall of 2022, well before the automaker unveiled the latest gas-powered iteration of the droptop last month. It’s based on the hard-top GranTurismo, specifically its Folgore variant. The electric coupé and convertible share a more sculpted shape than their ICE siblings, special Folgore badging, and don’t have exhaust pipes. The luxurious cabin has room for four, with 18-way adjustable seats up front that also feature built-in neck warmers. You can upgrade to leather, but the standard Econyl upholstery has a premium look and feel despite being made from recycled nylon. The vehicle’s soft top can be open or closed at speeds of up to 31 mph and folds up compactly into the trunk to preserve cargo space.

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore


The big difference between the Folgore and the rest of the GranCabrio line is, of course, the powertrain. The convertible utilizes the same 800-volt architecture as the GranTurismo Folgore and features three electric motors—one up front, two in the back—that combine to produce 751 hp. If that’s not enough, there’s also a temporary “MaxBoost” mode that pushes the total up to 818 horses, according to Car and Driver. Both numbers are significantly higher than the 542 hp produced by the GranCabrio Trofeo’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6.

Maserati’s press release doesn’t mention any performance numbers, but The Drive reports the car can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, zero to 120 mph in nine seconds, and hit a top speed of 181 mph. That last number comfortably makes the EV the fastest electric convertible in the world.

Inside the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Inside the GranCabrio Folgore


The convertible’s electric motors get their juice from a T-shaped 83.0-kWh battery pack. Maserati estimates the EV will have a range of 273 miles, though that number was likely reached using Europe’s more generous WLTP test cycle. Battery capacity can be taken from 20 to 80 percent in just 20 minutes when connected to a DC fast charger. Of course, we imagine most GranCabrio Folgore owners will be taking the convertible on weekend drives rather than long road trips.

The convertible’s arrival means that drivers now have three Folgore EVs to choose from, including the battery-powered GranTurismo and Grecale SUV (there’s also an electric powerboat called the Tridente). Maserati hasn’t said when the GranCabrio Folgore will go on sale, but it seems likely to arrive before the end of the year as a 2025 model. We’ll likely have to wait until then to find out how much it will cost but expect something well north of the 2024’s GranCabrio Trofeo’s $189,900 starting price.

Click here for more photos of the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore.


Source: Robb Report

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