Maserati Grecale GT 250 is a Smart Move for Italian Market
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-04-15
- Date Updated : 2023-04-15
- Category / Tag : articles
This version offers 250 horsepower, which keeps it below the 185 kW threshold for the annual super stamp duty, a tax that is added on top of the standard car tax.
The Grecale GT 250 has a weakened version of the 2-litre 4-cylinder in-line engine found in the Grecale GT, with a starting price of €76,100 for both versions.
While the Grecale GT 250 offers less performance than the 300 horsepower Grecale GT, with a slower acceleration time of 6.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (compared to 5.6 seconds) and a lower top speed of 229 km/h (compared to 240 km/h), both models have a maximum torque of 450 Nm.
The fuel consumption and emissions in the WLTP mixed cycle also remain the same, at 8.8 litres/100 km and 199 grams of CO2 per km.
The biggest difference between the two models is the amount of car tax that must be paid.
In Lombardy, the most populous region of Italy, the road tax for the Grecale GT 250 is €583 per year.
In contrast, the road tax for the 300 horsepower Grecale GT, which is 221 kW, is €725 per year, with an additional super road tax of €20 for each kW exceeding 185 kW.
This means that the total car tax for the 300 horsepower version is €1,445 per year, more than double the amount for the Grecale GT 250.
The Maserati Grecale GT 250 is a smart move by Maserati to provide a version of the Grecale GT that can avoid the high super stamp duty tax in Italy.
Although it offers slightly less performance than the 300 horsepower version, it still has an impressive amount of torque and maintains the same fuel consumption and emissions.
Additionally, the reduced car tax makes it a more affordable option for Italian customers who want to own a Maserati.