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May 12, 2023

Maserati To Cease Production Of V8; Commits To All-Electric Future

Maserati is closing the chapter dedicated to its V8 engine as the Italian luxury brand commits to an all-electric future.

The 572-horsepower twin-turbo V8, powering the Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte in their Trofeo versions will officially cease production from late 2023.

These cars will remain on sale into 2024 and are due to become collector’s items for all owners of a unique piece in the jigsaw of the brand’s history.

With that, Maserati is committing itself to an all-electric future starting with the GranTurismo Folgore and the Grecale Folgore, their first 100 percent electric car and electric SUV, respectively. From there, the entire Maserati range will come in an electric version for every model by 2025 and Maserati will be full-electric by 2030.

Since 1959, when the Maserati 5000GT was created as the first car with the powerful V8, more than 100,000 units have been made and sold with an eight-cylinder engine; the latest editions of the Maserati Trofeo, Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima, will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2023.

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