The spotlight is on the Principality of Monaco, where the most prestigious and coveted street circuit in the calendar of the top categories of motorsport will host the ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, to be held on Saturday 6 May.
Making its debut in the ninth season of the 100% electric series, Maserati will be there on the track. It aims to confirm and improve on the results it clinched in the recent Berlin stage, where it historically topped the podium for the first time, and on the most glamorous square in the world, Place du Casino, with two cars on show there.
Before the sumptuous façade of the palazzo that houses one of the most iconic locations in Monte Carlo, the new GranTurismo Folgore – the first full-electric creation in the brand’s history – will take place of honour, together with its more powerful version with an internal combustion engine: the GranTurismo Trofeo. The two road cars will be joined by the futuristic Maserati Tipo Folgore, the Gen3 single-seater due to compete in the race weekend in Monaco.
The two GranTurismo cars will remain on show to the public until Saturday 6 May; in the meantime, after a fleeting appearance on Monday 1 May, the Maserati MSG Racing team’s single-seater will return to its natural environment, the trackside pits, ready for another exciting full-electric race weekend.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognisable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a benchmark for the global automotive industry.
A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than 70 markets internationally. The ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante – the first SUV made by Maserati, and the Grecale, the all-new “everyday exceptional” SUV, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions.
A range equipped with 4-cylinder hybrid powertrains – available for Ghibli, Grecale and Levante – V6 petrol and V8 petrol, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, embodying the performance DNA of the Trident Brand, now completed with the Grecale Folgore, Maserati’s first full-electric SUV.
The top of the range is made up of the MC20 super sports car and the MC20 Cielo spyder, powered by the ground-breaking 100% Maserati Nettuno V6 engine, , which incorporates F1-derived technologies into the power unit of a standard production car for the first time.
The new GranTurismo is available with both the high-performance V6 petrol engine, derived from the Nettuno, and a 100% electric version: the GranTurismo Folgore, the first car in the Modena-based brand’s history to adopt this solution. By 2025, all Maserati models will be available in a full-electric version, and the entire Maserati range will run on electricity alone by 2030.