Stellantis bets on Mirafiori, even if the moment is complicated. And Carlos Tavares has a soft spot for the Maserati GranTurismo. In the two Piedmontese days, dedicated to meetings with institutions and trade unions, the CEO of the group illustrated the future of the historic establishment in the framework of Give Forward 2030the strategy that wants to assign Mirafiori a leading role in the energy transition, starting from the increase in the production of best-selling 500 electric and in the choice to build dual-clutch transmissions through the joint venture between Stellantis and Punch Powertrain. And then the Maserati GranTurismo, which will be produced in Mirafiori. one of the most beautiful cars if not the most beautiful I have seen in my life – yes unbalanced – I am very much looking forward to seeing the final version and sharing it with you.
The House of the Trident – awaiting the launch – has released photos of the specimens involved in the last tests and in a large parking lot. In the livery, embellished with the Trident logo distributed on the bonnet and sides in the original version, figure the number 75, which indicates the return of an icon born 75 years ago, in 1947, with the A6 1500, the progenitor of a type of car that did not exist before. This GranTurismo – unlike the Electric variant Folgore – equipped with a traditional engine, the 3.0 V6 Neptune rear-wheel drive which in fact take the place of the 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 of the previous generation. It will be available in two productions, Modena and Trofeo which may differ in settings and power. At the moment the data on the cavalry of the V6 Nettuno have not been released but it is reasonable to expect that they will be between the 530 of the Grecale SUV and the 630 of the MC20, both equipped with the same engine.
Past and present in style
There Maserati GranTurismo shows clear references to the original model: in addition to the proportions, with a long bonnet and a massive tail, the second generation of the Trident coup will re-propose the muscular lines that made the fortune of its ancestor. The optical groups will also be a tribute to the past, especially behind it. In front, however, there will be more space for the new Maserati stylistic course, with headlights inspired by the MC20, a soft-lined bumper and a bonnet with integrated what appear to be two small aerodynamic extractors. There is no shortage of two rear cameras: given the particular shape of the rear window, Maserati could in fact introduce an internal rear-view mirror of the hybrid type, that is with the traditional mirror which, at the touch of a lever, turns into a display that shows the driver the images. captured by the camera integrated into the fin above the roof. Overall it is about an elegant and sleek coup in the most classic Italian style. A little gem that makes Tavares say that there will be extraordinary things in the future for Maserati as an Italian luxury brand. We hope.
September 21, 2022 (change September 21, 2022 | 11:32)
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