And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup

“And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup”…

Why this section? Because there are a lot of new products this fall, and you can certainly expect to see them all on our “Mondial de l’auto” mini site, where you traditionally find new models from all manufacturers.

However, several manufacturers have chosen not to be present at this edition of the Paris Motor Show 2022, a certain number of new products will not be displayed at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, and in particular the one presented in this article. In order to give you an exhaustive overview and meet your expectations, we have chosen to publish them on the Caradisiac mini-site dedicated to the Paris Motor Show, but in a special section “And on the sidelines of the Paris Motor Show”.

Like many other car brands, Maserati will only sell 100% electric models until 2030. Until then, the trident brand will have both: good old-fashioned piston engines and zero-emission energy. The new version of GranTurismo perfectly embodies this duality. Designed on an all-new chassis made of 65% aluminium, it replaces the model launched in 2007 and disappeared from the catalog in 2019, appreciated for its elegant style and above all for the howls of its gorgeous atmospheric V8. At 4.96 meters in length, it falls into the category of large luxury coupes and will face the benchmark of the genre, the Bentley Continental GT.

The new Maserati GranTurismo retains the proportions of the old with updated styling

The design remains very close to the spirit of this previous GranTurismo, with a similar silhouette and stylistic codes simply adapted to the times. There is also a large grille adorned with the trident, elongated optics, a long domed hood and a very voluminous rear. Maserati isn’t revealing any interior images for now, but we already know that the car will have a 12.3-inch touchscreen in the center console plus a 12.2-inch instrument cluster and a third 8-inch screen. 8 inches. In other words, Maserati’s usual luxury will combine with the digital universe of today’s automobiles.

4.96 meters long, it's longer than the Bentley Continental GT
4.96 meters long, it’s longer than the Bentley Continental GT

V6 or electric

Of course, there’s no more naturally aspirated V8, but the new Maserati GranTurismo still offers the option of a powerful internal combustion engine: a 3.0-litre biturbo V6 very similar to the recent MC20 supersport, with some modifications. structure to adapt it to the “big tourism” genre. It now receives a wet sump instead of a dry sump and develops 490 horsepower and 600 Nm in the basic “Modena” version, coupled with four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This GranTurismo Modena weighs 1795 kg, reaches 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 13 seconds and reaches 302 km/h at top speed. In the top-of-the-range “Trofeo” variant, the V6 rises to 550 horsepower and 650 Nm. The car claims the same mass, but it only needs 3.5 seconds to descend from 0 to 100 km/h, 11.4 seconds for 0 to 200 km/h, and it can run at 320 km/h.

The Modena and Trofeo V6 versions still have exhaust outlets...
The Modena and Trofeo V6 versions still have exhaust outlets…

Straight-line performance largely eclipsed by that of the Folgore, the 100% electric version of the GranTurismo. Equipped with three electric motors with a total power of 1200 horsepower, it limits its maximum power to 760 horsepower to guarantee maximum autonomy. Weighing 2,260 kg on the scale, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h. Authentic straight-line supercar figures that only make us fear for the brakes, whose size (380 mm discs at the front with 6-piston calipers and 350 mm discs at the rear with four pistons) is not increased despite the 465 kilos added to the scale. .

...But not the Folgore, a 100% electric version
…But not the Folgore, a 100% electric version

From approximately €175,000

Packed with technology, equipped with a new electronic control unit and a torque vector transmission that promises to be tasty in sporty driving, this new GranTurismo will be traded from €175,000 in its basic Modena version. The Trofeo and Folgore variants will therefore cost a lot more and the pricing grid should put it on par with the Bentley Continental GT. A convertible will logically follow in a few months.

Caradisiac, partner of the Paris Motor Show

As in 2018, Caradisiac is once again a partner in 2022 of the Mondial de l’Auto which will take place in Paris from 17 to 23 October. Caradisiac’s editorial team will be moved to its own stand during the fair to analyse, dissect, photograph and film all the new models. And of course this will also be an opportunity for you to come, as you are used to, to meet our journalists. Which new or used car to buy? They will answer all your questions. Until then, we will give you in Caradisiac all the information we could get from the manufacturers about their new models.

Useful information

Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles

When ? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (day reserved for the press on Monday 17)

What time? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm every day; Sunday, October 23: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

O news test will take place at the show from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9:30 am to 5 pm, on Sunday.

How many ? Two different rates between the week and the weekend for adults (16€ and 20€); for children from 7 to 17 years: €8 and €10 (ie 50% reduction).

Free entry for children up to 7 years old

As ?Buying tickets by connecting to https://mondial.paris/billetterie. Purchase also possible at the reception desks in Pavilion 5.1 (depending on the number of seats remaining)

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