2024 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Introduced as All-Electric 818-HP Convertible

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Maserati’s latest offering, the 2024 GranCabrio Folgore, heralds a new era for the Italian automaker as it embraces electrification in the realm of a convertible. Departing from traditional gasoline-powered models, this stunning drop-top is propelled by a sophisticated electric drivetrain, making it a standout in a market still relatively sparse with electric convertibles.

Drawing parallels with its GranTurismo Folgore sibling, the GranCabrio shares its underlying drivetrain architecture. At its core are three radial-flux permanent-magnet motors, each meticulously paired with a silicon carbide inverter. While two motors reside at the rear, the third finds its place upfront, collectively delivering a formidable surge of power. With a theoretical peak output reaching a staggering 900kW (1,207 horsepower), though practically limited to 818 hp (610kW) in “MaxBoost” mode, and a commendable 751 hp in standard operation, the GranCabrio promises exhilarating performance befitting its Maserati pedigree.

The GranCabrio’s power source is a meticulously designed T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack nestled between and behind the occupants. This strategic placement not only preserves the car’s iconic proportions but also optimizes weight distribution for enhanced handling dynamics. Boasting a 92.5kWh capacity, with 83kWh utilized, Maserati’s prudent approach to battery management ensures longevity and performance consistency over the vehicle’s lifespan.

Innovative charging capabilities further underscore Maserati’s commitment to practical electric mobility. With regenerative braking capable of absorbing 400kW momentarily and a rapid charging capacity of 270kW, replenishing the battery to 80% in just 18 minutes becomes a reality. Moreover, the inclusion of an onboard “DC Booster” facilitates compatibility with various charging infrastructures, mitigating concerns over voltage disparities and expanding charging accessibility.

The GranCabrio’s technological prowess extends beyond power delivery to encompass driver-centric features aimed at optimizing efficiency and driving experience. From adjustable regenerative braking via intuitive paddles to real-time guidance on optimal driving behavior for maximizing range, Maserati empowers drivers to harness the full potential of their electric convertible.

Beneath its elegant exterior, the GranCabrio boasts a meticulously engineered chassis, featuring double wishbones in the front and a sophisticated multilink suspension at the rear. Complemented by luxurious appointments synonymous with the Maserati brand, including a premium sound system with up to 16 speakers and seat-mounted heaters for all passengers, the GranCabrio embodies the epitome of refined automotive luxury.

As anticipation mounts for its imminent arrival, details regarding pricing and dealership availability remain undisclosed. However, with its blend of electrifying performance, cutting-edge technology, and uncompromising luxury, the 2024 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore stands poised to redefine the landscape of electric convertibles.


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