Maserati has released the first teaser images of its next-generation GranTurismo Coupe in prototype form as the vehicle undergoes its final road and circuit testing program.
Although the prototype is comprehensively camouflaged we can see that it takes some design inspiration from the Maserati MC20 supercar, particularly at the front end, where we see a low-positioned grille and swept-back vertical headlights.
Maserati hasn’t released any of the specs as yet, but we do know that the new GranTurismo will be Maserati’s first 100 percent electric car.
It goes without saying that the new GranTurismo, and its GranCabrio open top sibling, will be faster than the current models, but Maserati says it’s also paying a great deal of attention to how the new powertrain sounds.
“The next full electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines,” Maserati said.
“Customers will therefore benefit from 100 percent electric propulsion vehicles that will combine driving pleasure, comfort and performance with a unique and unmistakable sound.”
The electric powertrain technology that Maserati is working on will find its way into other Maserati as yet unnamed models.
The Trident is not giving up on internal combustion just yet though, with other future products such as the new Grecale SUV expected to be petrol-powered, although an electric version is said to be in the pipeline for release further down the line.