Maserati trotted out an early prototype of the 2022 GranTurismo this week, teasing the all-electric replacement for its long-running luxury coupe. The spy-style photographs were shot around the streets of Modena, near the automaker’s Innovation Lab, Maserati said in the announcement accompanying the shots. The previous-generation GranTurismo was in production for 12 years before finally retiring in 2019.
The new GranTurismo and its drop-top counterpart, the GranCabrio, have been in development since 2019, but it wasn’t until more recently that Maserati confirmed that the next-gen two-doors would spearhead (trident-head?) the company’s electrification push. We expect it to borrow from Maserati’s upcoming Folgore powertrain which can be configured with up to three electric motors for both all-wheel drive and torque vectoring.
“Going electric is the next logical step. We are trying to avoid unnecessary air openings and air outlets, in contrast to some of our competitors that seem to depend on them to convey a message,” explained Maserati head of design Klaus Busse in a previous interview with Autoblog. “In our case, it’s about the purity of the body. We can further purify the car by reducing the amount of air intakes and air outlets, which will help us tell the design story even better.”
We expect to learn details of the all-electric GranTurismo later this year.