The Maserati GranTurismo has always been one of the prettiest cars on the road, and the latest updates don’t change that. However, the 2024 Maserati GranTurismo’s beauty goes beyond its body, as this new model features significant changes to the powertrain, signaling a new direction for the Italian luxury brand.
Although the new GranTurismo doesn’t share a single body panel with the outgoing model, its evolutionary design is reminiscent of the stunning examples that used the same nameplate over the years. And notice how the MC20 supercar inspires the GT, with its similar headlight and front badge design.
As always, Maserati has a few options for its traditionalist buyers, who will appreciate the gas-powered GranTurismo. While past Maseratis used a Ferrari-derived V8, this new model features a 3.0-litre twin-turbo engine and includes cylinder deactivation to improve efficiency. The motor comes in two variations: the entry-level Modena trim features 490 horsepower while the high-performance Trofeo trim packs 550 horsepower. A standard all-wheel drive system helps with traction, while the rear-wheel only mode will help the vehicle sprint from 0–100 kilometres an hour in under four seconds. A slick-shifting ZF eight-speed automatic helps manage the power delivery to ensure the car feels both smooth and responsive, to be expected in a car as athletic as this.
Those seeking a new experience will fall for the GranTurismo Folgore, the all-electric model that boasts better acceleration figures than the gas models without any compromises in design. The brand’s first all-electric vehicle features a 92.5-kWh battery and will recharge at speeds of 270 kilowatts thanks to the new 800-volt architecture that can add 100 kilometres of range in just five minutes.
Three motors provide all-wheel-drive, with one motor at the front axle and two powering the rear. Combined, the engines make 760 horsepower and 996 pound-feet of torque, making this EV as powerful as a Porsche Taycan Turbo S, accelerating from 0–100 kilometres an hour in just 2.7 seconds.
The GranTurismo has more than just power, evidenced by the massive six-piston brakes up front and four-piston stoppers in the back. Electric vehicles especially are notoriously heavy, so good stopping power is a must. Wheels start at 20 inches in diameter, adding heft to the already powerful-looking coupe.
Maserati has been criticized for its outdated cabins, but it is responding with eye-catching technology. There are two infotainment touchscreens, and Maserati claims they have one of the simplest and fastest digital climate controls around, including some gesture controls for the temperature and fan speeds. The system also supports Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Beyond the infotainment system screens, the car features a 12.2-inch digital gauge cluster and a head-up display, so drivers have all the information they need without taking their eyes off the road.
The best part of any grand touring coupe is that they don’t feel harsh but like a luxury car with plenty of speed and style. The cabin of the GranTurismo seems to echo that, especially with its immersive Sonus faber sound system, which can feature 19 speakers and an incredible 1,195 watts. Combined with the silence of an electric drivetrain, the GranTurismo sounds like an ideal ride for any road trip.