The 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore has been revealed, becoming one of the few electric convertibles on sale globally.

At present, the MG Cyberster is the only mass-produced electric convertible on sale – if you don’t count the GMC Hummer EV, which features four removable roof panels.

As with petrol-powered versions of the Maserati GranCabrio, it’s a simple equation: take the GranTurismo coupe and replace its fixed roof with a soft top.

Under the skin, the electric models are identical, both featuring tri-motor layouts with up to 610kW of power in ‘MaxBoost’ mode, or 560kW and 1350Nm of torque otherwise.

This is a significant improvement on the twin-turbo V6-powered GranCabrio’s 404kW and 650Nm outputs, resulting in a much faster claimed 0-100km/h acceleration time of 2.8 seconds for the Folgore – or 0.8 seconds quicker than the petrol model.

MaxBoost is a sub-mode of the Corsa drive mode, which in itself is the most aggressive of the four changeable settings on offer alongside Max Range, GT and Sport.

An 83kWh battery pack supplies the three electric motors with energy, delivering a claimed driving range of between 419km and 447km on the WLTP lab test cycle. The battery can be recharged at up to 270kW on a DC fast charger.

Maserati claims the GranCabrio Folgore “sits lower than any other electric car on the market”, though it doesn’t specify if this is to the roof or sill line.

What it has confirmed is the electric convertible’s kerb weight: 2340kg. By contrast, the V6-powered GranCabrio tips the scales at 1895kg.

In addition to the GranCabrio Folgore’s regenerative braking system, the petrol model’s Brembo brakes (six-piston front, four-piston rear) help to keep the EV under control.

The cabin features a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster – customisable across four displays – plus a smaller 8.8-inch display for the climate control system.

A new Econyl upholstery is standard, made from recycled nylon and laser-cut with the unique pattern which is exclusive to the Folgore.

There is no hard metal roof on offer, with the Folgore’s soft top capable of folding shut in 16 seconds and opening in 14 seconds, both at speeds of up to 50km/h.

Maserati is yet to confirm when the GranCabrio Folgore is due in Australia. The standard GranCabrio – sold exclusively in Trofeo guise – is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2024 (October to December inclusive), priced from $475,000 before on-road costs.

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