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Maserati presented the fastest electric convertible in the world

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr17,2024

Maserati presented the fastest electric convertible in the world

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore 2025 – powerful electric convertible/The Drive

Electric sports cars with the “convertible” option are not too common today. That's why Maserati's latest creation, the GranCabrio Folgore 2025, is quite remarkable.

For starters, it reinforces the Italian automaker's commitment to high-performance electric vehicles as it transitions to an all-electric lineup by 2028. Like many of its open-top predecessors, the new convertible has a soft top to reduce weight for better handling and keep a smaller footprint to free up space in the trunk, writes The Drive.

More important to Trident fans, however, is the electric vehicle's 800-volt architecture, which produces 760 horsepower using silicon carbide inverters borrowed from Formula E.

Maserati presented the fastest electric convertible in the world

The GranCabrio adheres to three main principles: high performance, good design and long-distance comfort. By the way, about long distances: the approximate mileage without taking into account environmental standards is about 400 kilometers, so that's how long you will have to stop to stretch your legs a little.

Maserati presented the fastest electric convertible in the world

Three 300 kW permanent magnet electric motors drive the new member of the Folgore family – one at the front and two at the rear. Drivers can choose either rear- or all-wheel drive on the go, with 100% power output available in both modes. Plus, the rather reasonable torque vectoring means that up to 400bhp. can be applied to one rear wheel in RWD mode.

Maserati introduced the fastest electric convertible in the world

Maserati claims that with a top speed of 291 kilometers per hour, the GranCabrio Folgore is the fastest electric convertible in the world and the first EV convertible in the luxury segment. It can reportedly accelerate from a standstill to 96 kilometers per hour in just 2.8 seconds, and from a standstill to 200 kilometers per hour in just 9 seconds. Despite the fact that the GranCabrio Folgore weighs 2,339 kilograms, thanks to six-piston Brembo brakes, it can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour and stop in 36 meters.

Maserati presented the fastest electric convertible in the world

While Maserati electric two-doors share the same powertrains whether you opt for the roof or not, they are obviously different in design. There's something about an Italian open-top grand tourer that makes it more seductive, exciting and just plain more fun than its fixed-top counterparts. Like the Mistral Spyder of the 60s or the original Ghibli Spyder SS, the GranCabrio commands attention with its smooth lines and the perfect balance of luxury and sportiness.

Maserati Unveils World's Fastest Electric Convertible

Whether the sun is shining or closing to protect passengers from the elements, the powerful soft roof < strong>it only takes 14 seconds to perform its mechanical dance – and it will open or close,while the car is traveling at 49 kilometers per hour or slower.

The interior is identical to the GranTurismo, although Maserati chief designer Klaus Busse explained to The Drive at the launch that it will feature a unique color palette. He also explained the logic of the touch screen, which is located lower on the instrument panel, and not higher, as in most modern cars.

Maserati unveils world's fastest electric convertible

The screen is positioned lower to minimize distractions. Maseratis are about hands on the wheel and eyes on the road,
says Busse.

More details about the GranCabrio Folgore will be available closer to the start of sales, currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. If you want to buy such a car, you will have to part with a little more than $200,000.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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