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Maserati to stop production of V8s by year-end

The Italian car brand is working on introducing an electric version of all its models by the end of 2025, under the Folgore name.

Maserati has confirmed that it will stop production of its V8 engine by the end of this year. Although, there will be a few V8-powered models on sale in 2024, based on the inventory or a few customer vehicles awaiting delivery.

To celebrate the end of the V8s, whose history dates back to 1959 with the brand's 5000GT Coupe - Maserati will introduce two special edition models. This includes the Ghibli 334 Ultima & the Levante V8 Ultima. Both cars will be unveiled at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and will be powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, producing 572 BHP. The cars though, will get a number of cosmetic changes in terms of colours & trims, along with a few handling tweaks.

With the discontinuation of the V8, Maserati will be focussing on its new twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine, which already powers its Grecale Trofeo and MC20. The smaller V6 though, produces a higher power output than the outgoing V8 with 620 BHP.

Having said that, Maserati has also announced it will be going all-electric by 2030. The Italian car brand is working on introducing an electric version of all its models by the end of 2025, under the Folgore name.

Source: Autoblog

 
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