Maserati Presents GranCabrio Folgore

BY Vivek Max R

GranCabrio Folgore ushers in Maserati's new electric era.

On Monday 15 April, in a show full of energy that anticipates an exciting new journey into the future, Maserati staged “Made in Thunder”, an overture to the Folgore, the new 100% electric chapter of the House of the Trident.

After two young Italian stars had enthralled all in attendance, the stage was taken over by the world premiere of the car taking a leading role in Maserati's electric era, with the same disruptive force as thunder - GranCabrio Folgore, the 100% made-in Modena and 100% full electric convertible.

GranCabrio Folgore is the first 100% electric convertible in the luxury segment and is said to be the fastest on the market.

After the GranTurismo Folgore, the brand's first fully electrified icon, and the Grecale Folgore, the first 100% electric SUV in the Trident’s history, the new open-top Maserati completes the Modena-based company's current full-electric offering.

For its debut, the GranCabrio Folgore sported the exclusive Liquid Rose Gold colour, Titan Grey soft top and sophisticated Denim and Ice interiors, with contrasting stitching, a jewel of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme.

Three 300kW permanent magnet motors and 800V technology endows the GranCabrio Folgore a total of over 1,200hp and 1,350 Nm of torque, seeing it dust off the 0-100km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds, and on to a top speed of 290km/h.

Stopping duties fall to Brembo six-piston fixed calipers in front clamping down on 380mm ventilated discs, and four-piston fixed items in the rear with ventilated 350mm discs.

The 92.5kW battery pack (83kW usable) can be fast charged at up to 270kW DC and goes from 20%-80% in just 18 minutes. The range is said to be 419-447km on the WLTP cycle.

The fabric roof, available in the five colours of Nero, Blue Marine, Titan Grey, Greige and Granata, takes from 14-18 seconds to open and 16-20 seconds to close, with the windows open and closed respectively.

On the inside, the GranCabrio’s multi-function steering wheel features smooth leather and takes sportiness to the next level. The start/stop button on the left emphasises the sporty ambition when starting the car. On the right, the second rotary switch provides a choice between drive modes and activates the optional air suspension.

Comfort in the passenger compartment, even with the top down, is ensured by the neck warmer, which envelops the driver and passenger by blowing warm air directly from the newly designed seats.

As standard on all models, it can be activated via a dedicated button on the comfort display, which can also be used to adjust the intensity of the air to any of the three speeds available.

The GranCabrio Foglore is a real four-seater with sufficient comfort even for longer journeys.

The audio system is designed and made by Sonus Faber, the Italian artisans of sound.

The GranCabrio Folgore offers two different audio configurations: the standard Premium audio system featuring 13 speakers and 2D surround, with an output of 815 W for a unique natural sound experience; and the optional High Premium audio system with 16 speakers, 2D and 3D surround sound with powerful amplification, up to 1060 W, for depth of field and truly unique roundness of sound.

Excited for the electric drop-top future yet?

Photo Credits: Maserati