Maserati launches new tri-motor GranCabrio Folgore convertible that goes 0-100 km/h in 2.8 sec


As promised earlier today, Maserati has officially launched its third all-electric model, the GranCabrio Folgore, during its “Folgore Day” event in Rimini, Italy. We were on location for the debut of the new Maserati convertible, which features three all-electric motors and impressive performance specs.

As mentioned earlier today, Maserati is celebrating 110 years in the automotive industry today with a BEV-focused event called Folgore Day. Earlier today in Rimini, Italy, we saw key components and customization options for Maserati’s first two all-electric models – the GranTurismo Folgore and Grecale Folgore.

We also got a look at the TRIDENTE – Maserati’s first all-electric day boat, built alongside Vita Power. While today’s events have been interesting, they have merely been leading up to this evening’s debut with the launch of the GranCabrio Folgore.

We got our first (camouflaged) look at the GranCabrio Folgore convertible in October 2022, as Maserati was testing the all-electric prototype through the streets of Modena near its headquarters in Northern Italy. At the time, Maserati shared that the GranCabrio Folgore would launch in 2023—however, the new convertible faced delays alongside the Grecale Folgore and plans for an ultra-luxe Quattroporte Folgore.

While Quattroporte is shelved for now, the all-electric Grecale SUV is making its way to the market and will soon be followed by the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore. Following today’s launch event, we’ve learned much more about what Trident customers can expect to see and feel in this new all-electric convertible.

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore specs and delivery date

Like its GranTurismo sibling, the GranCabrio sits atop Maserati’s proprietary 800V Atlantis architecture, which was built using a blank slate approach started in 2017. It houses a 92.5 kWh battery pack (83 kWh usable) that can reach charge rates up to 270 kW on a DC fast charger, recouping 100km (62 miles) in 5 minutes and replenishing from a 20-80% state of charge in 18 minutes.

That battery offers customers an all-electric WLTP range between 419 and 447 km (260 and 278 miles), depending on which of the BEV’s four drive modes they are utilizing: Max Range, GT, Sport, and Corsa.

Not the best range in the market, but this new all-electric convertible was not designed for long road trips with the family. It’s a tri-motor convertible, and it’s fast as hell. The three 300 kW permanent magnet radial motors combine for 560 kW of maximum power (610 kW with MaxBoost), offering 1,350 Nm (996 lb-ft) of torque.

The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore’s motors combine to deliver a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph), but that’s computer-limited. It could go faster if the engineers allow it. The sleek convertible can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds but loses some juice down the straightaway, going 0-200 km/h in 9.1 seconds.

The AWD powertrain features torque vectoring with a double-wishbone suspension up front and multi-link air suspension in its rear with damping that maximizes vertical downforce and driving dynamics.

The aforementioned Corsa mode gives GranCabrio Folgore drivers access to the full 800V brunt of the convertible’s power, giving the accelerator a more direct feel to instant torque – perfect for cornering maneuvers. Corsa mode displays critical diagnostics on the dash, such as battery temperature and torque distribution.

Speaking of the dashboard, the GranCabrio Folgore looks as luxurious as it is speedy. With seating for four, the convertible showcases Maserati’s “balance of the opposites” design philosophy that contrasts timeless luxury with the latest technology.

The “sports car” layout features “real materials” added to feel dynamic but emotive, light, yet comfortable. Given that it is an open-air vehicle, the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore features neckwarmers that blow directly from the seats, as well as an optional wind stopper that can be stored in the trunk that sits behind the front seats when there are no rear passengers (who wants all that extra weight in the back anyway?)

The soft canvas roof is available in five different color options and can be opened and closed in 14 and 16 seconds, respectively. It is initiated at the push of a button on the central display panel at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph).

The exterior showcases Maserati’s new vertical lights seen on the MC20 halo car (combustion version) and a 3D illuminated trident logo on the front grille. The rear features full-LED boomerang lights initially seen on the GranTurismo Folgore and a staggered wheel configuration – larger in the rear (21” 295/30) and slightly smaller up front (20” 265/35).

Maserati states that the new 2025 GranCabrio Folgore will open orders in August, followed by an official sales start in Q4 2024. We have yet to get the exact pricing, but we expect the BEV to cost upwards of $200k.

From its specs on paper and an up-close look from Italy today, the GranCabrio Folgore looks like it will be a speedy convertible to drive. We look forward to that and will be sure to document our experience when it happens. Until then, Chiao!

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