Almost every automaker around the world is busy in the development of their replacement alternatives to gasoline powertrain inventory. So why not the Italians? And by the name of the Italians, we are talking about the renowned Italian luxury car manufacturer brand Maserati. Recently on the 15th of April 2024, Maserati pulled the curtains off its latest GranCabrio Folgore EV in an event hosted in Rimini, Italy. They have unveiled both the gasoline- as well as electric-powered versions of the GranTurismo coupe, along with a gasoline-powered version of the GranCabrio.


The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore EV is a soft-top convertible which is the electric version of the gas-powered GranCabrio and is closely related to the GranTurismo Folgore coupe. Both the cars share similarities in terms of their exterior design language and an 818-hp electric powertrain. There’s not much difference between the GranCabrio Folgore and a GranTurismo Folgore. Everything remains the same: the four-seater setup, the ergonomic design, and the powertrain options except for one slight difference the rooftop being a convertible and a fast Formula-E derived 800-volt electric powertrain.


The unveiling of the GranCabrio Folgore EV represents the Italian automaker’s commitment to high-performance EVs as a stepping stone to the brand’s future of shifting towards a purely electric inventory by 2028.


Here comes the 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore – An Astounding Droptop EV Tourer

Starting off the 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore is like most of its open rooftop predecessors, the new convertible comes equipped with a soft top that shaves a few kilograms off the overall weight to deliver better handling dynamics. Being a soft-top convertible, it aids the owner in freeing up some space in the trunk to carry luggage on long trips. In fact, for a newly introduced vehicle, the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore EV has quickly gained people’s attention ranking as the world’s first all-electric luxury convertible grand tourer. It’s also the first, quickest, and fastest production four-seat electric luxury convertible EV that will be in production from the fourth quarter of 2024.


After being in production, the GranCabrio Folgore EV might face a tough rivalry with the 2026 Genesis X and 2027 Polestar 6 considering the design and performance. Although, Maserati still holds an upper hand in the EV technology bargain, as it’s the only Italian team competing in Formula E racing, and has recently finished on the podium, running motor and battery technology quite similar to that offered on the road legal models of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio Folgore.


The 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore EV comprises of the 800-volt architecture that produces 761 horsepower with the help of Maserati’s Formula E-derived silicon carbide inverters. The Italian brand states that the GranCabrio Folgore EV is focused more on appealing design, high performance, and comfort over long distances with an estimated non-EPA driving range of nearly 250 miles at full charge.


This Trident beauty sources its power from three 300-kW permanent magnet electric motors, one in the front and two in the rear. Each independent motor is capable of producing up to 402 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque on the go with 100% power output available in all drive modes (Max Range, GT, Sport, and Corsa). Maserati even gives you an option to change your drivetrain from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive in accordance with torque vectoring where up to 400 hp of power can be distributed to each wheel when in RWD mode.


What’s More to the 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore EV?

The Italian automaker claims that the GranCabrio Folgore EV has the potential to achieve a top speed of 181 mph, and can effortlessly go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and 0 to 124 mph in just 9 seconds. And to bring this 2.5-ton car to a full stop from a speed of 60 mph, it takes in just 121 feet of drag all thanks to six-piston Brembo brake calipers.


Similar to its coupe twin GranTurismo Folgore, the GranCabrio Folgore EV is built on the same 800-volt architecture and 83-kWh “T-bone” shaped battery pack that enables the low seating position and roofline. Like most other manufacturers, Maserati could have also used the flat-panel battery pack typical of EVs. However, they have not, this T-shaped battery pack is uniquely designed in a way to fit inside the transmission and driveline tunnel, which you get to see on the gasoline-powered variants of the Folgore. This avoids the tall-in-the-saddle seating height of EV cars with the traditional flat-panel battery layout.


The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore EV is something that would draw attention to people’s eyes due to its smooth creases and delicate combination of luxury and sportiness. Driving this beautiful two-door electric convertible on the road with around a total of 761 horsepower and 1,350Nm torque is not much of a hassle, as it steers confidently while maintaining the open-air Italian grand tourer fun. Regarding customization options, Maserati gives you an option for six standard and 27 special-order paint schemes along with six different wheel designs. In contrast, there is another special wheel design that is particularly aero-optimized for the Folgore.


Eloquence Within Every Detail

The 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore EV cabin features a premium ambiance with eco-friendly materials which includes a silky-feeling upholstery for the seats made from Econyl, a synthetic fiber made from recycled nylon. Although, you can even go for the leather upholstery as well which comes with laser-etched perforations that trace out magnificent design. The soft-top foldable roof, on the other hand, is available in the five standard color options, which you can control with the press and hold of a virtual button from the 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. The rooftop folds down in an average of 14 seconds and back up again in 16, so you can enjoy yourself traveling at or below 31 mph. With all that fun, the GranCabrio Folgore even features neck warmers for the two front seats with an optional wind blocker.


Apart from that, the front seats offer 18-way electronic adjustability and a leather-wrapped steering wheel along with brushed aluminum paddle shifters and a start-stop button on the left spoke. The 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity, along with a head-up display, and a 16-speaker Sonus Faber sound system which can be upgraded to a 19-speaker Sonus Faber stereo as an optional fitment.


There are separate touch-controlled climate functions that are standard, with a 12.2-inch digital gauge cluster for driver information. What attracts the eye the most is a jewel-like digital Maserati clock visible on the dashboard that plays more than just a clock that reads time. It indicates charging status and even functions as a G-force meter, accelerometer, and stopwatch.


Finally, to maneuver this 761 hp electric beauty, you’ll get the launch control function as standard, along with several driver-assistance features such as lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree exterior camera system. There’s also a feature exclusive to the Maserati that generates a Shepard tone from the 120-watt external speaker for pedestrian awareness and the internal sound generated for signals, though it has been slightly retuned for the Folgore. Well, to bring the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Convertible EV to your home, is expected to start around $230,000, and if you’re planning for the fixed roof GranTurismo Folgore it might cost you around $210,000 as standard.