Maserati moves a step closer to its Dare Forward 2030 electrification plan, announcing it is phasing out production of its legendary 572-hp, twin-turbo V-8 engine.
The Italian performance-car manufacturer is set to announce the end of the V-8 today at the Motor Valley Festival in Modena, Italy.
The V-8 is offered in the Trofeo editions of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models, but will end production at Maserati’s Modena factory by the end of the year. The engine will still be available as an option for buyers into 2024, the automaker says.
The last editions of the Maserati Trofeo V-8 Line will be the Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima, which will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
With the V-8 gone, Maserati’s internal-combustion-engine focus will be on its Netunno twin-turbo 6-cyl. engines that launched in 2020 and currently are available in the MC20, GranTurismo Trofeo and Grecale Trofeo.
Maserati’s Dare Forward 2030 plan calls for every model in its lineup to offer both an ICE and EV variant by 2025 and for the entire product line to shift to full electrification by 2030.
The GranTurismo Folgore will be the first full battery-electric car in the brand’s history, while the Grecale Folgore will serve as the brand’s first fully electric SUV. Both are expected to hit the North American market in the fourth quarter.