Ferrari-powered Maserati cars nearing end of the line

Ferrari-powered Maserati cars nearing end of the line

Maserati’s Ferrari-powered vehicles are nearing the end of their production line, signaling a major shift for the Italian automaker. The storied marque, founded in 1914, has relied on the Prancing Horse’s engines for many of its vehicles, but the era of Ferrari-powered Maseratis is coming to a close.

Maserati has utilized Ferrari’s V6 and V8 engines in its vehicles for decades, but the two companies have now agreed to end the partnership. As part of the agreement, Ferrari will no longer supply engines to Maserati, though it will continue to supply some components and technical support.

The end of the Ferrari-Maserati collaboration marks a major shift for both companies. Maserati will now have to develop its own engines, while Ferrari will no longer have to supply engines to its sister company. For Ferrari, the move away from the partnership will free up resources that can be used to focus on its core business: building and selling supercars.

Maserati is already hard at work on its next generation of engines, which will be designed and produced in-house. The new engines will feature advanced technologies such as variable valve timing and direct fuel injection, as well as turbocharging and downsizing.

The new engines will be developed in two flavors: a high-performance V6 and a V8. Both engines will be turbocharged and will feature aluminum blocks and heads, as well as dual-clutch gearboxes. The engines are expected to be more powerful, more efficient, and more reliable than the Ferrari-sourced units.

The new Maserati engines will debut in the upcoming Levante SUV, and will eventually be used in other models such as the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. The company is also reportedly working on a new mid-engine sports car, which could be powered by either the V6 or V8 engine.

The end of the Ferrari-Maserati partnership marks the end of an era, and signals a new beginning for both companies. Maserati will now be responsible for designing and producing its own engines, while Ferrari can focus on its core competency of building and selling supercars. It’s an exciting time for both companies, and the future looks bright.