- Maserati has announced that it has started testing its all-electric powertrain at its facility in Modena, Italy.
- The all-electric powertrain will debut on the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars.
- Expect the new sports cars to make their debut in May 2020. The video (above) shows the letters MMXXI, which is 2021 in Roman numerals.
Maserati has hinted at its electric future for some time now. It has been talking about a new subbrand called Blue that could support fully electric versions of the rumored Alfieri sports car, Quattroporte sedan, and Levante SUV. However, now the Italian automaker is getting more specific, announcing that it has started testing its first all-electric powertrain to be introduced in the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars.
It hasn't released specifications for this electric powertrain yet, though we expect it to help propel the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio much quicker than its internal-combustion-engined predecessor, which launched to 60 mph in the mid-four-second range. The electric vehicles' sound is also being developed at the facility in Modena, Italy.
The GranTurismo was unveiled at the 2007 Geneva auto show and was produced until November 2019. Maserati also recently announced that a new two-seat sports car is coming, which we originally thought would be the highly anticipated Alfieri that was revealed in 2014, but now we're skeptical of this because of the mid-engine mule we recently saw. We could also see a hybrid version of the Ghibli sedan and a second SUV beneath the Levante in the near future, too.
And, at a recent drive event in Colorado, Maserati representatives repeatedly mentioned a big product announcement coming in May 2020 but wouldn’t provide any additional details. Could a new model riding on this EV platform be what they were referring to?
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