Maserati have officially unveiled their new all-electric single-seater entry for the 2023 Formula E season. The Italian brand announced earlier this year that it was intending to join the sport as a powertrain supplier to the Venturi squad, but it seems they’ve decided it might be more fun to get into it themselves.
In Modena, Maserati held their unveiling. The car is set to make its first public appearance at a pre-season testing session in Valencia next week.
A statement from the team read, “Maserati MSG Racing is pleased to unveil the livery of the Maserati Tipo Folgore Gen3 – the first fully electric racing car in the history of Maserati – that will compete in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
“Unveiled on the streets of Modena, home of Maserati – the first Italian automotive brand to enter Formula E – the Maserati Tipo Folgore brings racing back to the people right in the heart of the city.
“Inspired by the Trident’s iconic blue hue, the Maserati Tipo Folgore Gen3 is the ultimate in electrifying high performance, efficiency and cutting-edge technology that will ‘Race Beyond’, a platform to transfer innovation from circuit to road.
“The first racing car to bear the Trident logo was the Tipo 26, which debuted in 1926 at the Targa Florio, finishing first place in its class with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel.
“Now, 96 years later, the Maserati Tipo Folgore, audaciously portraying the Trident, enters the electrification era, accelerating Maserati’s commitment to Folgore, the brands 100% new electric range.
“The new livery for the Maserati Tipo Folgore has been created to give a contemporary and pure look.
“The Maserati Trident is naturally prominent on the nose cone along with the Maserati Corse logo containing the Italian Tricolore sitting either side of the bulkhead.”
Driving for Maserati in 2023 is Edoardo Mortara and Maximilian Gunther.
Maserati will replace Mercedes as Venturi’s powertrain supplier since Mercedes pulled out of the series alongside BMW and Audi.