The reborn Super GT gets an all-electric variation, but both V6 and V8 options are also on the card.
Our spy photographer has captured the next generation of 2022 Maserati GranTurismo wrapping an Italian private test facility, with more designs than the official Maserati’s official “Spy Shot” released earlier this year. I made it clear.
Most clearly, apart from showing the subtle evolution of Ferrari Roma’s rival design, this newly discovered prototype confirms the retention of combustion engine options along with a new, completely electrical variant. Equipped with a well-known quad exit exhaust system.
Modena remains tightly closed to what’s under the hood, but the new Nettuno V6 mounted on the MC20 supercar and the Ferrari-derived V8 used by the Quattroporte may be selected. The GranTurismo is also set to follow Ghibli and Levante when adopting the hybrid option, but due to its placement, the mild hybrid 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is unlikely to fit.
The new image confirms that Gran Turismo retains its predecessor’s sleek silhouette and its name. It looks similar to the long-awaited Alfieri concept, which was previewed in 2016 but hasn’t been released yet.
The photo follows the release of last year’s clip (below), where Maserati previewed the sound of the first electric powertrain to be installed in the 2022 GranTurismo.
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The technical details remain unconfirmed, but the all-electric variation is arguably the fastest and most powerful of the lineup.
Maserati states that it is committed to ensuring that the EV powertrain has “a unique sound, a unique attribute of all Maserati cars with traditional combustion engines.” It’s not yet clear how this will be achieved, but it’s unlikely that the company will artificially reproduce the noise of a V6 or V8 engine.
As the tests are being conducted in private facilities and on the surrounding roads, a camouflaged prototype will be released shortly, giving more clues as to what to expect from the new model.
The announcement follows September’s confirmation that Maserati will significantly upgrade Turin’s production facility and launch a wave of new models, followed by the recent announcement of a mild hybrid of Ghibli and Levante.
Maserati GranTurismo spy photo confirms combustion engine
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