Maserati officializes death of V8 and commits to electric

At the fifth Motor Valley Fest, an open-air event in Modena during last weekend, Maserati reinforced its push toward electric drive. The House of the Trident announced special Zéda editions of its Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte to mark the end of production of its V8 engine, set for late 2023.

After having already announced and launched two fully electric cars, the GranTurismo Folgore and Grecale Folgore, Maserati is committing to battery electric cars. How better to mark the change from gasoline to electrons than by celebrating the past glory of Maserati’s V8?

Modena full of tridents

Last weekend, Maserati organized the fifth Motor Valley Fest, an open-air event in the streets of Modena dedicated to the House of the Trident. For the occasion, the Italian brand was showcasing its two-car electric range, classic models of the GranTurismo, and the GEN3 Maserati Tipo Folgore, the single-seater Formula E.

On the Piazza XX Settembre, were the new Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte Trofeo Zéda Edition. These unique pieces sporting exterior colors morphing from white to blue are celebrating the brand’s V8 engine. Being Trofeo models, all three are powered by the 572-hp 90° Twin Turbo V8 engine.

Maserati announced the end of its V8 engine with special Zéda Editions of the Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte Trofeo /Maserati

End of the V8

That piece of Italian engineering will officially cease production in late 2023, but cars powered by it will remain on sale into 2024. 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.

After that, Maserati should continue on the path it set itself a few months ago. The entire Maserati range will come with an electric version by 2025, and the iconic Italian brand will be full-electric by 2030.


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