Maserati debuted its first prototype electric coupé at the Rome E-Prix, where the manufacturer also announced a new multi-year partnership with ROKiT Venturi Racing.
For the Rome E-Prix 2022, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares rode the prototype Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric coupé to Rome’s Formula E circuit which staged rounds four and five of the World Championship last weekend.
The new GranTurismo will be the first model in Maserati history to adopt 100% electric solutions and is scheduled for release next year.
Maserati’s commitment to electrification has also been boosted by a new multi-year partnership with ROKiT Venturi Racing, with the manufacturer set to make its debut in the series next year.
The manufacturer will be the first Italian brand to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship when it takes to the grid next year for Season 9 of the series.
Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO: “Returning to motorsport with Formula E was a natural choice for Maserati. Indeed, we are driven by our passion and innovation. And we’re happy to share this adventure with a partner that abides by the same values as we do and is looking ahead to the future, just like us. We share with the ROKiT Venturi Racing team the same determination and desire to compete and win on circuits all over the world.”
Scott Swid, Chairman & Managing Partner, ROKiT Venturi Racing, said: “Partnering with Maserati for Gen3 is brilliant news. It’s excellent for the team, for Maserati and Formula E, but above all else, it’s fantastic news for the fans who will witness the return of an iconic marque to top-tier motorsport. Not only does this establish strong foundations for our long-term future in Formula E, but it also marks one of the most exciting stories in international sport in which a prestigious brand is returning to its roots by joining the most progressive and fastest-growing form of motorsport.”