The 2024 Maserati GranTurismo

2024 car cover for Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati does two things well – soulful engine sounds and luxurious rides.

Almost lost art in America, the two-door Tourer is 51% luxury car, 51% sports car. Yes, this is 102%. We told you, these are luxury cars.

They offer a cool sports car look and powerful engines but are tuned a bit more for comfort than corners. The Maserati GranTurismo has always been close to the pinnacle of form. With drivers competent in the controls, the GranTurismo would lose a race to the Porsche 911. But Maserati would have competition, and the driver would go home in their country grateful for the fit-out match, not spilling a drop from his cappuccino.

The most famous Maserati GT was the GranTurismo, which was produced from 2007 until 2019. It was known for its sexiness and Ferrari-derived V8 engine.

The world has changed since 2019. But Maserati is betting there’s still room for an exceptionally comfortable car that seems to keep pace with supercars – and almost can. GranTurismo dates back to 2024.

Maserati showed pictures of its grand tourer reborn this week. Many details are still confidential at the moment. We expect the full reveal this fall.

Maserati GranTurismo 2024 top front quarter corner

More organic form

As for the soul-stirring appearance, the new car is very similar to the old one. This is not a bad thing.

The designers took the traditional long- and short-hooded proportions of the GranTurismo (you can mistake it for a Jaguar from 30 feet away) and added more organic curves.

The new character lines in the hood look like new muscle. The bulges above both wheels are more prominent than before, and the deep split runs low along the door line. The three vents behind the front fender – a hallmark of Maserati – are lined with chrome.

The vehicle in the photos is wearing a special 75th Anniversary livery. This seems odd since Maserati was founded 108 years ago. The company says it pays homage to the birth of the 1947 Maserati A6, which it considers the birth of the GT.

Maserati has not revealed the interior design yet.

Maserati GranTurismo 2024 rear quarter angle

A V6, electric power and a franchise of progress

The last time the GranTurismo appeared at US dealerships, the Maserati brand was a carefully tuned V8.

Amazingly, the 2024 GranTurismo will be available with either a V6 engine or an all-electric drive.

The V6 engine doesn’t slack. It’s taken from the Maserati MC20 supercar. Maserati hasn’t revealed power numbers yet. But in the MC20, it generates up to 621 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque.

However, the baby boy will be in the lineup. The headline will be the all-electric model. Dubbed the GranTurismo Folgore (Italian for Lightning, Ford would be sad to learn), it produces nearly 1,200 horsepower through three electric motors—one on the front axle and one on each rear wheel.

Maserati claims a 0-60mph acceleration time of 2.6 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph.

You won’t get there in silence. Step on the metronome, and the Folgore produces a rattling sound that signals engine noise but doesn’t quite repeat it, with a sci-fi sting and crispness at idle. We hope to learn more about how to produce it upon full disclosure. But it may help replicate the sense of connection to the car that has always come from Maserati’s meticulous sound engineering.

The company is planning all-electric versions of its Quattroporte 4-door and Levante SUV, too.

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