Maserati Bids Farewell to V8 Engines

Maserati Bids Farewell to V8 Engines

at 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati commemorates the end of an era for its iconic V8 engine-powered grand tourers at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Showcasing two global debuts, the Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima, Maserati pays homage to its V8 lineage that has seen over 100,000 units sold since 1959.

Ghibli 334 Maserati
Maserati’s Ghibli 334
Source: Maserati Press
beige interior of 334

These special edition models mark the final chapter of Maserati’s twin-turbo V8 engine, soon to become sought-after collector’s items. The Ghibli 334 Ultima, named after its top speed in kilometers per hour, claims the title of the world’s fastest internal combustion engine sedan. Joining it is the Levante V8 Ultima, both making their first appearance at the festival’s First Glance Paddock and participating in the Hillclimb.

red GranTurismo Trofeo driving on road
GT Trofeo Source: Maserati Press

Additionally, Maserati presents the all-new 2024 GranTurismo Trofeo, featuring the powerful 542-hp V6 Nettuno engine with innovative pre-chamber combustion technology derived from Formula 1. Festival attendees can also explore the Maserati GranTurismo One-Off Prisma and GranTurismo Folgore (EV lineup), representing the brand’s past and future, respectively.

Concluding the lineup is the MC20 Cielo, making a striking return to the Goodwood Hillclimb. Adorned in Rosso Vincente color, the MC20 Cielo features a captivating design, lightweight carbon fiber chassis, retractable smart glass roof, and is powered by the 621-hp V6 Nettuno engine.

light blue MC20 Cielo from Maserati
car with butterfly doors of a Maserati MC20 Cielo
Maserati’s V6 Supercar – MC20 Cielo
Source: Maserati Press

Maserati’s presence at the event signifies the end of gas-powered V8 engines in their car lineup, celebrating their heritage while embracing new horizons.

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