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Confirmed: Electric Maserati MC20 Folgore is a Silent Rocketship

While supercar makers are busy launching plug-in hybrids, Maserati has decided to go full electric with its gorgeous MC20. The electric version will launch in convertible ‘Cielo’ form first while carrying the ‘Folgore’ moniker shared with the Gran Turismo. As for timings and power, expect it to arrive next year with upwards of 750HP+ courtesy of three electric motors being stuffed into its petite silhouette.

It will be based on the same platform as the Gran Turismo Folgore with a near-perfect weight distribution and complex torque vectoring system. In the case of the MC20, we expect a shaper tune and even more power along with also being lighter of course.

Unlike traditional EVs, the weight increase over the V6-engined MC20 shouldn’t be massive, and we’d expect the Folgore to be around 100kg heavier. Of course, being an EV the 0-100 km/h will be faster than the petrol and it might get some subtle EV-specific styling touches including aerodynamic wheels along with a charging port. Plus, the biggest giveaway would be the removal of exhausts at the back.

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The electric MC20 will launch in convertible ‘Cielo’ form first | Image: Maserati

While the arrival of the electric MC20 is three years late (we were promised one by last year), Maserati is going all guns blazing towards its electrification journey even in a market that seems to be softening by the day. Post the launch of the MC20 Folgore, there would be another electric crossover and the Quattroporte flagship sedan would also come back in its next-generation avatar with an electric version.

Driven by our Modena heart, we are going full throttle to lead change on electrification, with two of our iconic models already available for purchase in their 100 per cent electric versions, and another on the way this year,” said Maserati boss Davide Grasso.

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Maserati MC20 ‘Notte edition’ | Image: Maserati

“We will offer our preferred customers the most powerful Maseratis ever, pushing the boundaries of driving pleasure to a new era. With our long-term strategic vision and plan, we want to make a mark in the luxury world with unique Italian manufacturing excellence, constantly pushing distinctive quality and building our future with a dedicated business model that guarantees our customers the best products that reflect the Trident’s values,” said Maserati boss Davide Grasso.

As of now, the Italian luxury brand has two EVs in its portfolio: the Grecale Folgore and GranTurismo Folgore but all that will change in 2030 when Maserati will no longer sell petrol-powered cars.

So, does that mean the end of the soulful rich exhaust note that has been so integral to Maserati? Well, we still have a few years left to enjoy them and we are sure the folks at Modena will come up with an EV sound to replicate it.

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Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee is an experience car journalist and automotive expert. His supercar reviews, interviews and industry features have appeared in global publications such as Upscale living, Robb Report and Yahoo Lifestyle Asia. Somnath specialises in luxury and lifestyle-oriented features with a focus on automobiles, aviation and luxury. He also holds a Post Graduate in International Business from the University of Dehli.