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Maserati has been around since 1914 and has cemented itself as one of the top Italian luxury car brands. At the beginning of 2023, the automaker released the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, a car that will be remembered as being the first fully electric car in the Maserati stable. Many wondered if the Italian sports coupe could live up to the brand’s typically great performance. Over a year down the line, it's clear that the use of electric motors and battery packs has had the desired effect, so much so that founders Alfieri, Ettore & Ernesto Maserati would be proud of the adoption of new technologies. The Maserati Folgore powertrain features a battery pack produced in-house at Maserati’s Turnin-based Mirafiori Battery Hub assembly plant, and it features a capacity of 92.5 kWh and has a discharge capacity of 610 kW which means it’s able to send a very healthy 560 kW of continuous power to the wheels. The innovative layout and shape designed for the battery location known as T-bone means the Folgore is lower than any other electric car on the market. The results of this setup help improve manoeuvrability and agility allowing for faster direction changes than in cars with a regular platform battery placement. While the Maserati Folgore is more about luxury than performance, the car is capable of a 0 - 100 km/h launch in as little as 2.7 seconds and has a monstrous top speed of 325 km/h. It lives up to the "Made in Thunder" ethos the company has ascribed to the new electric vehicles. One thing we’ve learned about Maserati over the years is that they like to create cabrio versions of their cars, and that time is now for the Maserati Folgore with the release of the car in GranCabrio specification.

Kicking off the launch of the car, Maserati put together a massive show music show that was also attended by Italian actress Matilda De Angelis as well as astrophysicist and communicator Edwige Pezzulli who officially opened the event and introduced the evening to the audience. Incidentally, the event was hosted on the birthday of one of the most famous Italians ever, Leonardo Da Vinci. The stage was soon taken over with the world premiere of the GranCabrio Folgore, the open-top version of the Folgore - a 100% made in Modena and 100% full electric convertible. The show continued with speeches from Klaus Busse and Davide Grasso where the Maserati Head of Design led the audience on a voyage of discovery of the beauty and spirit of the GranCabrio Folgore, which debuted in the exclusive Liquid Rose Gold colour paint with a Titan Grey soft top and a Denim and Ice interior with contrasting stitching - an exhibition of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme. Maserati's Chief Executive Officer then took over proceedings for the final farewell, thanking the guests for coming and bearing witness to Maserati's new electric future. Recalling how the thunderous, harmonious encounter and clash between art and science has for centuries generated and inspired the search for excellence inherent in the Italian DNA, and how the same impetus has always featured in Maserati's work and spirit, Davide Grasso noted that there could be no Maserati without Italy, even in the new electric chapter of the brand’s history, as he officially welcomed in the new era. The new Maserati Folgore GranCabrio has the same tech and spec as the hard-top Folgore, and that means it’s set to be a top choice among fans of the brand that can afford cars that bear the famed Maserati Trident.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the new super-classy Maserati Folgore in GranCabrio-spec being the star of the show at some or other elite event - the exact place you can expect to find one of these luxurious cabriolet electric cars: Maserati Folgore. It Turns You On (Featuring Damiano David) | Maserati

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