A history spanning more than 70 years, of A road-going Maserati with a V8 engine. The chapter that will be closed at the end of 2023 and stop production of models with V8 provided by Ferrari. Sales of Trofeo versions of the Maserati Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte will continue until 2024.
At the Motor Valley Fest in Modena, the Trident company will show a variety of three models powered by a 580 horsepower 3.9-liter V8. The engine that, in the event of the Goodwood Festival next July, will go to the final versions of the Ghibli 334 Ultima and the Levante V8 Ultima.
The current and future electric Maserati Folgore
The brand’s current focus is on the electrification of Folgore models, supported by the V6 Nettuno engine. A path that will lead, in 2025, to count the electric version of every Maserati on the price list.
The versions will be shown in Modena during the Motor Valley Fest Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte Zédaall the festive customization of the V8 engine on the Trofeo version.
It will be in Piazza XX Settembre where Zédas will show off. In Piazza Grande, instead, the position of the Maserati Folgore, the electric ones, in the company Formula E single seater, Tipo Folgore. Again, at the Maserati showroom (here you can find examples on the used market) in Viale Ciro Menotti, the range of Granturismo will be shown, from the first generation to the current electric and V6.
It all started with the 5000 GT
The 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine is a project developed by Ferrari, given to Maserati in a deal that marked the last 20 years of Trident production. First in the expected V8 form (project F136), then with a turbocharged unit (F154).
It all started, however, in 1959, wheno Maserati brought the first V8 to the 5000 GTa project born to accommodate the Maserati 450S racing engine.