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Maserati to affix System E in 2023 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Revealed On Jan 11, 2022 11:15:00 AM

Maserati has signed up for System E’s new Gen3 rules, becoming a member of the all-electric championship as a producer from subsequent yr.

Maserati will return to motorsport subsequent yr by making its System E debut. The carmaker would be the first Italian model to compete within the all-electric racing championship.

  • Maserati anticipated to companion with one other System E staff
  • Motorsport learnings to assist Folgore EV sub-brand

Why is Maserati becoming a member of System E?

Maserati will be a part of System E from Season 9 onwards, which is able to usher within the new Gen three rules. The championship supplied an early preview of its new-gen racer earlier this yr, and claims it’s the quickest, lightest, strongest and environment friendly race automotive up to now.

It’s understood that Maserati will companion with one other staff for this effort, just like Stellantis stablemate DS’ partnership with Techeetah. Explaining why it has chosen System E for its motorsport return, Maserati highlights its new electrical automobile vary – Folgore – which is a brand new sub-brand comprising of the EV variations of Maserati’s total mannequin line-up, together with the upcoming Grecale, new GranTurismo, GranCabrio and MC20.

“The ABB FIA System E World Championship offers Maserati with an ideal platform to showcase the unprecedented model racing heritage, and Folgore, in an setting the place excessive efficiency and innovation powerfully co-exist,” a press assertion explains.

“We’re very proud to be again the place we belong as protagonists on this planet of racing,” stated Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO. “Within the race for extra efficiency, luxurious and innovation, Folgore is irresistible and it’s the purest expression of Maserati. That’s why we determined to return to racing within the FIA System E World Championship, assembly our clients within the metropolis facilities of the world, taking the Trident ahead into the long run.”

Maserati racing heritage

Maserati made its racing debut manner again in 1926, with the Maserati Tipo 26 making its debut on the Targa Floro as the primary race automotive to bear the Trident brand. The model additionally loved success in System 1, however 1957 (when Juan Manuel Fangio received his fifth and ultimate F1 title with a 250F) was the carmaker’s ultimate yr as a producer in single-seater racing till now.

The model’s final motorsport outing was within the FIA GT championship from 2004 to 2010, the place it received a complete of 14 titles (constructors, drivers and staff), with the MC12 constructed for GT1 rules.

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