What should I be paying?
The new GranTurismo will not be a cheap car. The £190k MC20 supercar took the brand into a new price bracket, and the GT is going to reinforce that. Nothing is confirmed just yet, but the Modena is likely to be £140k-ish, the Trofeo £160k-ish and the Folgore £180k-ish. All before options.
It’s clearly a decision that’s been led from the top of the Stellantis mothership – this is to be a proper luxury brand. It wears an emblem that was one of the most revered and potent in the automotive industry. And needs to be again.
What this means for production volumes remains to be seen. Maserati sold 40,000 GranTurismos between 2007 and 2019. Far too few really. Let’s hope the business case stacks up even better for them here. The USA and China are expected to be the biggest markets.
No word yet on what proportion will be petrol against electric. We can guarantee emerging markets will lean towards electric, while Europe will probably rejoice in petrol for a little longer. Nice to have the choice.
Personalisation is critical up here where the air is thin. Seven different colours are offered for the brake calipers alone, eight interior leathers, carbon fibre this and that. Standard tunes come from a 14 speaker 860-watt Sonus faber system, upgradable to an optional 19 speaker, 1,195-watt hifi.
There’s also Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and ‘Hey Maserati’ voice control, plus an optional digital rearview mirror and many possible driver assistance systems, switchable of course.