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Maserati is killing off its V8 engine

The inevitable electric shift means goodbye to Maser's V8, with production set to end this year

Published: 15 May 2023

Maserati has announced it’s stopping production of its V8 engine later in 2023 as the Italian brand joins the electrification bandwagon.

Stating that it plans to offer an electric version of every model in the entire range by 2025, Maserati's plans - like many carmakers - will see the whole range go all-electric by 2030. These goals fall in line with the EU’s forthcoming legislative directives too.

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Turning the remaining vehicles into veritable collector’s items then, Maser has confirmed that the cars will remain on sale into 2024.

Maserati first created the V8 in 1959, launching the 5000GT. Since that time, it’s sold over 100,000 units featuring its eight-pot, which eventually developed into the 572bhp twin turbo unit haunting such hits as the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo.

To give punters a chance to say a proper farewell, Maserati is bringing the latest editions of the Ghibli 334 Ultima, Levante V8 Ultima and Maserati Trofeo to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore - the first fully electric vehicle in the brand’s history - was awarded TG’s best electric GT, so the future's looking bright...

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