This is the all-new and upcoming Maserati GranTurismo, which returns to production after a five-year hiatus. Gone is the naturally-aspirated V8 of its predecessor as this GT will be powered by the twin-turbo Nettuno V6 from Maserati's halo MC20 supercar.
Maserati GranTurismo Models
So far we've seen pictures of the Modena and Trofeo versions of the car that Maserati refers to as its "true icon" but there are more to come. Naturally there'll be a convertible version of the new GT, but later models will feature an available EV powertrain for the first time. Details are scant, but we do know that it'll be called the Folgore; Italian for lightning.
The new GT will likely debut with more than 500 horsepower out of the gate, with its twin-turbo Nettuno V6 capable of at least 620 hp as seen in the MC20 and up to 740 hp in the MC20 Project24. We'll also hopefully see racing variants down the road, as we have with the MC20 GT2.
The livery pictured on these cars is designed to celebrate what the Modenese company calls "the return of a Maserati icon created 75 years ago."
"It all began with the A6 1500, a model with a revolutionary spirit, the forerunner of a class of car that had never been seen before. It would go on to influence the automotive landscape all over the world, and successive generations of Maserati road cars."
Like the GranTurismo, the A6 1500 was a cab-back grand tourer, a dramatic two-door berlinetta with styling by Pinin Farina powered by a 1.5-liter inline-6 engine. It's also the car that Maserati claims invented the entire GT subgenre:
"Granturismo is a way of life 100% Made in Italy: a type of high-performance car, suitable for long distances and comfortable journeys. The idea came about after WWII, during the Italian economic boom, when we showed the world our outstanding products, our strength, optimism and carefree attitude, the will to work but also to enjoy ourselves. At that historic moment, Maserati solved an equation that appeared to be impossible: a new concept of luxury mobility, capable of bringing together performance and comfort."
James Walker is an Automotive Journalist at Torque News focusing on Lucid Motors. If it's got wheels he's interested, and he's looking forward to seeing what kind of cars the EV revolution brings us. Whether it's fast, slow, new, or old, James wants to have a look around it and share it in print and on video, ideally with some twisty roads involved. You can connect with James on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.