Maserati will use this week’s 2023 Goodwood Pageant of Pace to current the Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima, confirmed by the automaker as its final fashions to be geared up with a V-8 engine.
The period of Maserati V-8s dates again to 1959 when the Maserati 5000GT was launched, with the primary of the automobiles constructed for Iran’s final Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera revealed a contemporary tribute to the Shah’s automotive in 2018.
The brand new Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima will every be inbuilt a run of simply 103 models, the quantity matching the construct run for the unique 5000GT.
Maserati’s present V-8 is a turbocharged 3.8-liter unit initially developed by Ferrari. It develops a peak 572 hp and is discovered within the Trofeo grades of the Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte.
2024 Maserati Ghibli 334 Ultima
The Ghibli 334 Ultima advantages from a number of modifications, primarily within the space of aerodynamics, to spice up its efficiency over the already potent Ghibli Trofeo. The quantity in its identify refers back to the new high pace as measured in kph, which interprets to 207 mph, up from the Trofeo’s 202 mph.
A number of weight-saving measures and new tires additionally assist enhance the acceleration, Maserati stated. The 0-62 mph time for the Ghibli 334 Ultima is quoted at 3.9 seconds, down from the Trofeo’s 4.3 seconds.
To make it stand out, the Ghibli 334 Ultima shall be provided completely in a blue paint and terracotta leather-based mixture that recollects the Shah’s 5000GT. It can additionally come as normal with a carbon pack, 21-inch wheels, and a “334” graphic on every of the entrance fenders.
Equally, the Levante V8 Ultima will characteristic a “V8 Ultima” graphic on every of its entrance fenders, plus a carbon pack, and 22-inch wheels. Patrons of the SUV will have the ability to select the Ghibli 334 Ultima’s blue paint or black in its place.
2024 Maserati Levante V8 Ultima
Availability and pricing for the U.S. market hasn’t been introduced.
Because the Shah’s 5000GT, Maserati has constructed greater than 100,000 automobiles with a V-8, together with six generations of the Quattroporte, plus the previous-generation GranTurismo, manufacturing of which spanned 12 years.
Maserati is not giving up internal-combustion engines simply but. The automaker will proceed to supply fashions powered by its turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 till 2030, when it should turn into a totally electrical model.
By as early as 2025, each mannequin within the Maserati lineup will both be an EV or supply an electrical choice. The transition has already began with the electrical Folgore variations of the redesigned GranTurismo sports activities automotive and new Grecale compact crossover that arrived this yr.