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Electric, 751bhp Folgore model joins Maserati GranCabrio range

Published: 16 April 2024

► Maserati GranCabrio officially revealed
► Fabric roof drops in 14 seconds
► V6 and Folgore electric model

Maserati’s drop-top GranCabrio has arrived. The new four-seat convertible is a companion to the GranTurismo GT car, and is ready to make summer a little more glamorous this year.

The ‘100 per cent made in Italy’ convertible is, essentially, a GranTurismo with a foldable roof. It’s fabric for this new generation, as it was for previous models, and will fold in 14 seconds at speeds up to 31mph.

There are two powertrain options available. The GranCabrio initially launched with Maserati’s ‘Nettuno’ V6 – a twin-turbo 3.0-litre engine that develops 535bhp here – an engine started life in the MC20 supercar.

Then, in April 2024, it launched its Folgore electric model. The Folgore features a 92.5kWh battery pack and three electric motors for a combined 751bhp, with a boost mode extending that to 818bhp. That means a 2.8-sec 0-62mph time, and Maserati claims a usable range between 257 and 277 miles.

The GranCabrio is a four-seat convertible, and the fabric roof can be had in five different colours. Like many modern convertibles, the GranCabrio also features a neck warmer in the front seats as standard.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches