Maserati GranTurismo Modena and Trofeo Share the MC20's Twin-Turbo V6

The Italian GT returns with a trio of gasoline and electric variants, all borrowing liberally from the brand's halo supercar.

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Maserati GranTurismo Modena studio photo
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Maserati GranTurismo Modena studio photo

The new GranTurismo blends the previous generation's Pininfarina-penned silhouette with MC20-inspired details.


After a series of teasers, revealed the design of its new earlier this month. And on Monday, the Italian automaker opened the floodgates, revealing nearly all of the details about the Modena and Trofeo, including the specs of its twin-turbo V6 engine The automaker also detailed the inner workings of the GranTurismo Folgore -- the first fully electric vehicle in the brand's history. 

We've already seen the new GranTurismo's exterior design, which blends the familiar strokes of the previous generation's Pininfarina-penned silhouette. The GT is now 3 inches longer at 195.2 inches overall, though its 115.3-inch wheelbase is a surprisingly a half-inch shorter than the previous car. There are 2 inches of additional width (77 inches) and the coupe's height is unchanged at 53.3 inches.

Up front is a new fascia with details inspired by the brand's MC20 halo car. There's a new daytime running light signature and full LED illumination for the headlamps and tails. The GranTurismo's design features very few panel lines (and hides many of the few it does at or below the beltline), which gives the coupe a more solid, sculpted appearance.

Filling the arches are staggered wheels and tires with larger 21-inch rims and 295/30ZR21 rubber on the rear axle and 20s with 265/30ZR20 tires up front. Maserati hasn't yet announced what tire compounds it will be using for the Modena and Trofeo, but given the specs of each, we're hoping for something sticky and sporty.

Maserati GranTurismo Modena, Trofeo Debut

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Funky cold Modena

Also borrowed from the MC20 is the GranTurismo's 3.0-liter Nettuno twin-turbocharged V6 engine. In the Modena spec, it produces an estimated 483 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Standard equipment includes an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Top speed for the Modena is stated at 188 mph, while accelerating to 62 mph is estimated to take 3.9 seconds with launch control.

This version of the Nettuno uses wet-sump lubrication -- rather than MC20's more exotic dry sump -- and features cylinder deactivation tech that can drop down to three-cylinder operation under certain light-load conditions. Dual fuel injection and two spark plugs per cylinder ensure a more complete and efficient burn. The engine is also positioned low and farther aft in the engine bay for better weight balance, contributing to the GT's 52:48 front-to-rear weight distribution.

The coupe rides on a standard air suspension that can lower automatically at speed to reduce drag (or in the racey Corsa mode to increase downforce), which works in conjunction with active grille shutters to improve aerodynamic efficiency. In addition to the Corsa mode, the GranTurismo features Comfort, Sport and the default GT settings. Modes are chosen via a toggle on the new steering wheel, which also builds the start/stop button into its center hub.

GranTurismo Trofeo

The Trofeo spec features the same engine and transmission as the Modena, but with more power. Output bumps to 542 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Top speed climbs to 199 mph, while the 0-to-62-mph sprint is reduced to 3.5 seconds.

In addition to the extra ponies, the Trofeo features lighter forged wheels, carbon fiber accents on the body and interior -- including full carbon side skirts -- and glossy black trim replacing the Modena's chrome brightwork.

Red Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo studio photo
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Red Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo studio photo

The Trofeo spec turns up the wick on the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6's output.


Maserati Intelligent Assistant

Inside, the GranTurismo features a new Android-based Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment suite. Wrapping around the driver's seat is a trio of displays, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a matching 12.3-inch main infotainment display and a smaller 8-inch secondary touchscreen below for climate control and other commonly accessed vehicle functions. Software can be updated over the air, and Maserati promises the software will evolve with new functions and improvements over time. There's also a small circular OLED clock at the top of the dashboard that can be customized with different faces, lap timers functions or performance data monitoring. Digital rear-view mirror and configurable head-up display round out the GT's array of screens.

Users can interact with the system using the new "Hey, Maserati" hotword voice recognition and command. The tech also integrates a Maserati Connect data connection for telematics, Alexa in-vehicle assistant, Wi-Fi hotspot, Tidal app integration and more. Of course, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are standard, which is sort of par for the course these days. 

Red Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo studio photo
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Red Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo studio photo

The Trofeo also features more aggressive carbon accents and lighter, forged wheels.


Meanwhile, the GT debuts the new Maserati Active Driving Assist. This Level 2 driver assistance technology likely rolls in familiar features like adaptive cruise control and debuts new technologies like active lane assist and emergency lane keeping. Users can watch a new Dynamic Road View that builds a 3D representation of the road and surrounding cars -- but maybe just keep those peepers on the actual road outside of the windshield. There are also new reverse emergency braking and surround view camera technologies to aid in parking safety.

The GranTurismo's cabin looks fantastic -- though I'm not yet allowed to show you pictures of it -- and should also sound great when equipped with the 19-speaker Sonus 3D audio system with up to 1,195 watts of amplification.

Maserati hasn't announced pricing or specific availability for the new GranTurismo Modena, Trofeo and the full-electric Folgore just yet. We expect to learn more -- and will keep you updated -- before the trio hits the road in early 2023.