New times for Maserati. The Italian house is experiencing a new youth since joining the Stellantis Group. The French conglomerate considers it one of its most valued brands, the only one with luxury overtones and high performance. Not even 24 hours ago the world discovered the beautiful Maserati MC20 Skythe convertible version of the most powerful supercar of the trident, when now we get the information that the convertible will be the first in the range to be fully electrified. The first performance figures have already appeared, and they give real panic.
In recent years, Maserati has launched more models than in several previous decades. The launch of the MC20 and the Maserati Grecale later, only encourages a brand that has ambitious plans ahead. Its future strategy involves the electrification of the range. 100% electric models that will be accompanied by the surname Folgore. The calendar marks that the first models to receive such an illustrious name will be the Grecale, the GranTurismo and the MC20.
self-express has been able to learn, through one of Maserati’s top executives, Federico Landini, that the MC20 will be fully electrified. The Folgore variant will first arrive at the newly presented convertible, and later it will do so at the fixed-roof coupé. An atypical strategy, since the logical thing would be to think that the oldest model would be the first to change its format, although Maserati recognizes that the philosophy combines better with the MC20 Cielo, so it will be the first to switch to a 100% format. electric.
When analyzing the first technical data, Landini has not revealed any great secrets. The electrical scheme will be shared with the Maserati GranTurimo Folgore that has already been seen on more than one occasion. We do not know if both will share batteries, although we doubt this is the case as the GranTurismo is considerably larger and has more space than the MC20 Cielo. It is logical to think that the convertible sports car will have to modify the structure to accommodate a battery with a certain autonomy.
Although in terms of battery we cannot specify anything at the moment, we can speculate quite accurately the benefits that the Maserati MC20 Cielo Folgore will have. If we had the same scheme, we would talk about power figures close to 1,200 horses with a time of acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h under the three-second barrier, being conservative. These are the data that Maserati once announced for the GranTurismo Folgore, but considering that the MC20 is smaller and lighter, they could be even better.
If you are hoping to see the Maserati MC20 Cielo Folgore soon, I have some bad news for you. The launch plans of the trident firm contemplate a presentation for the year 2025. Before that date, starting next year, the Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio Folgore will be launched, with which, as we have already said, they will share almost the entire electrical scheme, offering similar power figures. This is the Maserati that we like to see, let’s hope that with all these releases the Italian house will recover those glory days in Europe.