- Maserati confirmed it is going to finish manufacturing of the V-8 for all fashions by the top of 2023.
- The Trofeo variations of the Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte are the one automobiles in Maserati’s present lineup with a V-8 possibility.
- The Trofeo-based Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima will likely be Maserati’s ultimate V-8 fashions and will likely be revealed on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity in July.
Whereas we have been nonetheless celebrating McLaren’s lately renewed vows to the hybridized V-8, Maserati knowledgeable us it is going to be eradicating the V-8 possibility from its automobiles. Manufacturing of the corporate’s V-8 will formally stop in late 2023 because the producer shifts its focus to the Nettuno V-6 engines.
The unlucky shift is a part of Maserati’s “Dare Ahead 2030” electrification plan whereby each mannequin may have an internal-combustion and hybrid variant by 2025, and the lineup will likely be totally electrified by 2030.
As issues stand now, the Trofeo variations of the Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte are the one automobiles in Maserati’s lineup to come back outfitted with the V-8. It seems to be just like the V-8 Quattroporte will die out with the mannequin’s present technology, however the Levante and Ghibli will each earn one other run of V-8–outfitted fashions.
Particulars are scant, however we all know the Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima are Maserati’s swan tune for the eight-cylinder mill. Each automobiles are deliberate to be revealed in full on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity in July. It appears unlikely that Maserati will tinker with the engine itself for these variations, with the producer extra doubtless to offer it a particular livery and bodywork.
In its present type, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 produces 580 horsepower and is able to charging the Levante SUV to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The dual-turbo V-6 Nettuno engine within the MC20 could also be down two cylinders, but it surely’s extremely energy dense and cranks out over 620 horsepower. Proselytizers of the V-8 faith will not discover solace, however anybody who can discover pleasure in a little bit of induction noise and wastegate flutter ought to be content material.
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After a short stint as a detailer for a neighborhood dealership group in faculty, he knew he wanted a extra everlasting technique to drive all the brand new automobiles he couldn’t afford and determined to pursue a profession in auto writing. By hounding his faculty professors on the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was capable of journey Wisconsin searching for out tales within the auto world earlier than touchdown his dream job at Automotive and Driver. His new purpose is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.