Maserati MSG Racing unveils Gen3 Formula E challenger

Maserati MSG Racing is on the verge of a historic new era, and on the eve of Formula E pre-season testing, has unveiled its revolutionary Gen3 challenger, the Maserati Tipo Folgore.

Revealed on the streets of Maserati’s home in Modena, Italy, Maserati Tipo Folgore is the very first electric racing car in the marque’s distinguished heritage, and by transferring on-track innovation to road-relevant technologies, it will play a significant role in the brand’s electrification journey.

The Maserati Tipo Folgore pays homage to Maserati’s first racing car, the Tipo 26, which won the 1926 Targa Florio when Alfieri Maserati delivered an audacious performance on the winding mountains of Sicily.

Now, 96 years on, Maserati Tipo Folgore represents a new era for Maserati MSG Racing and embodies the Italian brand’s commitment to its all-electric high-performance Folgore automotive range.

Featuring a timeless and iconic blue tone, synonymous with Maserati, the Gen3 challenger sports a contemporary and pure aesthetic, designed for the high-octane competition of Formula E.

In Season 9, the World Championship will reach an even wider global audience as it competes at the heart of 12 cities across five continents in a total of 16 races.

The Gen3 – the fastest and most energy-efficient Formula E car in history – will first head to Valencia, Spain, for pre-season testing and will break new ground with its maiden race at Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on January 14, 2023.

With a maximum power output of 350kW, the Gen3 has 75% and 40% more power than its first- and second-generation counterparts, making it the benchmark of electric vehicle performance.

Combined with 600kW regenerative braking capabilities, facilitated by front and rear powertrains, more than 40% of all energy used during races will be sourced from regen.

James Rossiter, Team Principal, Maserati MSG Racing

“After months of anticipation, it’s a great feeling to lift the covers off the Maserati Tipo Folgore. With the prestige of Maserati and the experience, success and diligence of MSG [Monaco Sports Group], we believe we have a winning combination. Now our focus returns to pre-season preparations and after a promising private testing phase, we need to maximise every minute of track time in Valencia. At this stage, it’s very difficult to make any predictions, but with a competitive package and Edo [Mortara] and Max [Günther] behind the wheel, we’re confident that we can have a successful season.”

Edoardo Mortara, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing

“Looking at our car, it’s very different compared to the other liveries on the grid for 2023 so we’ll definitely stand out on track in Mexico. Over the past few months, we’ve been going through our development cycle and so far, things look good but it’s too early to really tell. Pre-season testing will be a key opportunity for us to validate our work as we continue to refine and optimise our performance ahead of the start of the season.”

Maximilian Günther, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing

“The car looks incredible, and it feels fantastic to drive. With more power, less weight and improved regenerative braking, it’s a great step compared to the Gen2. During private testing we’ve made some positive steps on the performance and reliability front, and I’m excited to continue that work in Valencia later this month. With a strong pre-season test, I know that we’ll be able to hit the ground running in Mexico City for the first race of the season.”

Giovanni Sgro, Head of Maserati Corse

“This is another unique milestone accomplished as we continue our countdown to our first race in Formula E as the only Italian luxury automotive brand in the championship. Maserati has competed and left its mark in many championships and unveiling the Maserati Tipo Folgore today is a testament of our audacity, that reignites our competitive spirit and our commitment to race beyond. It’s fantastic to see Maserati’s first fully electric racing car unveiled right in the centre of Modena, the home of Maserati, and I can’t wait to see it perform out on track as we head to Valencia for pre-season testing.”