Made in Thunder: The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Maserati’s latest offering, the GranCabrio Folgore, introduces an electrifying twist to the world of convertibles, joining the ranks of a select few electric drop-tops available in the market. This open-air alternative to the GranTurismo Folgore shares its drivetrain and core features with its coupe counterpart, promising an exhilarating driving experience with zero emissions.

At the heart of the GranCabrio Folgore lies a cutting-edge drivetrain comprised of three radial-flux permanent-magnet motors, each equipped with its own silicon carbide inverter. With two motors positioned at the rear and one at the front, the GranCabrio boasts a formidable peak output of 818hp in “MaxBoost” mode, delivering impressive performance on demand. In standard operation, the car offers a still-impressive 751hp.

Powering this electric marvel is a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack, strategically located between and behind the passengers to preserve the GranCabrio’s classic proportions. With a capacity of 92.5 kWh, the battery pack enables rapid charging capabilities, with regenerative braking capable of absorbing up to 400kW for short bursts and continuous charging at 270kW from compatible stations. To address potential charging infrastructure limitations, Maserati has equipped the GranCabrio with an onboard “DC Booster” system, allowing it to charge at 50kW from older stations.

In addition to its advanced drivetrain, the GranCabrio Folgore features innovative technology to optimise range and efficiency, including regenerative braking paddles and a guidance system to maximise available range. With a stated range of 447km on the European WLTP cycle, the GranCabrio offers impressive long-distance capabilities without compromising on performance.

Complementing its electrifying performance is a luxurious interior equipped with premium amenities, including a high-end sound system with up to 16 speakers, seat-mounted heaters for enhanced comfort, and a meticulously crafted cabin befitting its six-figure price tag.

While exact pricing and availability details are yet to be announced, the GranCabrio Folgore is poised to make a grand entrance into the electric vehicle market, offering discerning drivers a unique blend of luxury, performance, and sustainability in a captivating convertible package.

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