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Maserati GranTurismo, ideal balance between past and future


After the anticipations that had animated the interest of enthusiasts from all over the world in the past summer months, Maserati has unveiled the new GranTurismo which, in the name of sustainable development and the global strengthening of the ... (ANSA)

by Andrea Silvuni

After the anticipations that had animated the interest of enthusiasts from all over the world in the past summer months, Maserati has unveiled the new GranTurismo which, in the name of sustainable development and global strengthening of the brand, marks the return of a Trident icon. born 75 years ago, the first A6 1500 road sports car. The new generation of GranTurismo - which will make its commercial debut in the first half of 2023 - combines the high performance typical of a sports car with a long-lasting comfort with a balance never achieved before. mileage.

A character that allows you to practice true 'grande turismo' on board a luxury coupe, embodying the 'The Other Just Travel' concept both in the version with powerful Nettuno heat engines,

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Maserati GranTurismo photos

The Folgore version of the new GranTurismo is the first car in Maserati history to adopt a 100% electric battery-powered propulsion system.

Folgore is based on 800 Volt technology and has been developed with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E. It offers outstanding performance combined with the comfort and elegance typical of the Trident, thanks to the three powerful permanent magnet motors from 300 kW.

On the other hand, there are two versions with a petrol engine: the Modena equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 Nettuno Twin Turbo with 490 Hp and the high-performance Trofeo based on the same engine which, however, reaches a maximum power of 550 Hp.

Another highly innovative feature of GranTurismo is the new Atlantis High electric-electronic architecture based on canFD messages with speeds up to 2 ms and equipped with advanced cyber-security level 5 and flash-over-the-air functions.

At the center is the VDCM (Vehicle Domain Control Module) master controller, a 100% Maserati project that houses the SW in charge of 360-degree control of all the most important vehicle systems in order to produce the best driving experience in all conditions.

The technical architecture of the new GranTurismo is the result of an innovative project that makes extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium, together with high-performance steels.

The multi-material approach required the definition of new production processes and made it possible to reach best in class weight levels for the category.

Characterized by an elegant design that expresses pure driving pleasure, the new GranTurismo offers the best balance between aesthetic approach and functionality without excess.

Values ​​that are part of Maserati's DNA and that create natural beauty and a design not influenced by fashion, always valid over time.

That of GranTurismo is a pure form to dress a best in class mechanics, emphasizing the purity of its lines - which give continuity to the design of the previous generation - and its refined details.

The classic proportions of the Tidente cars have been maintained, with the long bonnet and the central body intersected by the four fenders;

proportions even more highlighted in a model with great sportiness like the new GranTurismo.

The roof line, on the other hand, descends dynamically to emphasize the curve of the pillar on which the iconic Trident logo is present.

Among the most distinctive and representative elements of the GranTurismo is the 'cofango' - a term that derives from the union of the words bonnet and mudguard - and which refers to a single component that integrates these parts.

Made by a market-leading partner on this technology, the GranTurismo cofango has an area of ​​over 3 square meters, at the top of the market in terms of size.

The interior design of the car - which will be unveiled at launch - is characterized by a graphic sign inspired by the territory, and which reinterprets Italian architecture and craftsmanship in an innovative way.

This is a research aimed at expressing the different souls of Maserati, through the choice of different materials, processes and colors.

The uniqueness of the materials and workmanship present in the car are the expression of engineering craftsmanship, that is the Italian artisan tradition in dialogue with technological innovations. 

Source: ansa

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