New 751bhp Maserati GranCabrio Folgore luxury drop-top EV charges in

The petrol and electric versions of the GranCabrio look almost identical, though the Folgore wears some aero-optimised alloy wheels and features a more aerodynamic grille with some thin slots to provide cooling. 

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It’s not a completely blanked-off panel like some electric cars as Maserati’s Head of Design, Klaus Busse, doesn’t want the company’s EVs to be “faceless cars”. Speaking to Auto Express, Busse said “We have 110 years of history and there’s a lot of great companies coming up, but they don’t have this history. So why wouldn’t we use all these beautiful traditions that we have?”

The GranCabrio Folgore has some extra reinforcement along the sills and at the rear to make up for the lack of a fixed roof, but it’s more focused on comfort than its hard-top sibling, according to the car’s chief engineer, Davide Danesin.

The folding fabric roof – offered in five colours – can be lowered in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph, and Maserati has added a neck warmer so it’s a bit more comfortable to have the wind in your hair, even in the colder months. It has also fitted speakers inside and outside the car to create a ‘sound experience’ as a substitute to the traditional Maserati V8 soundtrack.

Inside is a screen-centric cabin with dual displays on the dashboard and above them is a digital reinterpretation of the traditional Maserati clock. The upholstery is made from recycled nylon with a complex pattern laser etched onto it. There are a wealth of driver assistance systems onboard, too, and up to 154 litres of boot space available.

Prices for the new Maserati GranCabrio Folgore start from £185,610 – around £16,000 more than the V6-powered Maserati GranCabrio Trofeo and over £5,000 more than the GranTurismo Folgore’s starting price.

So far, Maserati has launched pure-electric versions of the Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio and Grecale SUV, all wearing the Folgore badge which means ‘lightning’ in Italian. A zero-emissions version of the Maserati MC20 supercar is arriving next, in 2025, followed by a big new E-segment SUV in 2027 and the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte in 2028.

Now read our review of the Maserati MC20 Cielo


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