Maserati GranCabrio Folgore takes open-top EVs to the next level

Whereas most electric convertibles on the market today are compact city cars with modest performance, the Maserati GranCabrio turns up the dial to 11 thanks to its three-motor drivetrain with over 800 horsepower on tap. And there’s still space for four people, too.

The arrival of the all-electric Maserati GranCabrio Folgore is not a surprise. The manufacturer has already stated that every new model will get an EV variant, and the GranTurismo coupé is already available with the exact same drivetrain. One plus one equals two, or in this case, up to 830.

Extremely quick, totally silent

Just like the GranTurismo Folgore, the all-electric GranCabrio gets a three-motor drivetrain as standard, with a peak power figure of 761 horsepower – although a short boost of 830 horsepower is also available for maximum performance. That means an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 290 kph.

With up to 830 hp on tap, the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 2.8 seconds / Maserati

This is not far off the coupé version (0-100 kph in 2.8 s), which is thanks to the relatively modest weight increase of 80 kg compared to the GranTurismo. Still, the GranCabrio Folgore weighs 2,340 kg, which is a huge amount for a sports car. To combat this, air suspension, torque vectoring, and huge Brembo brakes with 6 pistons are applied to offer suitable driving pleasure.

The GranCabrio Folgore also shares the same battery as the GranTurismo version, with a T-shaped pack with a gross capacity of 92.5 kWh (83 kWh usable). This gives a WLTP range figure of 447 km, which is also nearly identical to the coupé. Finally, a sound generator is present to simulate engine noise, although silent open-top cruising is also an option.

On the inside, the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore still offers space for four people, while a sound generator can mimic engine noise / Maserati

The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore is available in Belgium from €210,350, which is nearly €26,000 cheaper than the gas-powered Trofeo and €12,000 more expensive than the GranTurismo Folgore.

What’s next?

With the GranCabrio Folgore launched, only the MC20 supercar has yet to receive its Folgore version. It is expected to share a lot of its drivetrain with the GranTurismo and GranCabrio but with a lower weight and, therefore, even more blistering performance. The MC20 Folgore is expected in 2025. An electric successor to the Levante SUV is coming in 2027, while the Quattroporte will have to wait until 2028 to be replaced.


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