Published on January 31st, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Maserati Grecale Prototypes Being Tested In Subzero Temperatures
Maserati Grecale Prototype undergoes winter testing in unforgiving conditions.
Maserati has been quiet ever since the Ghibli Hybrid was announced and the MC20 was shown. The brand is in dire need of a Porsche Macan fighter, and one that’s coming a product lifecycle behind is still better than nothing at all. Well, keen to show brand enthusiasts and Stellantis that the Macan fighter is still on track for its debut, the Italian luxury and performance car brand last week released footage and photos of the Grecale Prototype during its final winter testing phase.
The Maserati Grecale Prototype was shown gliding through the icy, snow-covered ground of the Swedish glades at extreme temperatures, all while still maintaining in-car comfort and Maserati’s signature dynamics on all conditions.
What will this luxury Italian compact crossover be like to drive and look at in real life? All of us are eagerly awaiting the answer. In the meantime, all we can do is offer you this youtube video and the press release with more information.
Testing continues on the Grecale prototypes, this time in the cold of the Swedish glades where they have delivered their maximum power in extreme conditions and on very low grip surfaces.
Not even snow and ice can hinder the Grecale’s energy: during the mission the prototypes were tested to fine-tune their start-up and driveability at extreme temperatures, to check the vehicle dynamics on mixed surfaces of tarmac, snow and ice, and to maintain in-car comfort in all weather conditions, varying from a few degrees above zero to as low as -30°C in Lapland.
Tests were also carried out to fine-tune the car’s traction, understeer and oversteer in different drive modes and with varying sizes and types of wheels, to specifically characterise each of the driving modes on offer.
Even in extreme conditions, the Grecale extols its exceptional soul on low grip handling tracks, completing high-performance laps on various circuits, from steering pads to more demanding routes featuring corners, slopes, long straights and drops, on snowy or icy surfaces.
Grecale is the everyday exceptional even in freezing temperatures on expanses of snow as far as the eye can see.