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    • Ferrari and Maserati will no longer share engine platforms - Ferrari to stop supply by 2021

      This is definitely a blow if you are Maserati. Why? Because Maserati and Ferrari established an engine relationship way back in the early 2000's. As a matter of fact, Maserati would often first test out a motor such as the F136 V8 in the Maserati Coupe (also known as 4200 GT) before Ferrari tweaked it for duty in the F430.


      This followed with the Maserati GranTurismo and then the Ferrari 458 which ended up with the ultimate evolution of the F136 V8 architecture.

      Yes, this again followed with the twin turbo F154 V8 which you see in the Quattroporte GTS, Levante GTS, Levante Trofe, and Ferrari 488 models.

      Maserati would get a base version of the engine architecture, put miles on it, and then Ferrari would address whatever needed to be addressed for their own application. This relationship worked well for almost two decades.

      Ferrari says there will be no more of that.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri
      Eventually, we will no longer supply engines to Maserati, which actually from our perspective is actually a good thing, both from a margin perspective, but also the fact that we can transfer a lot of the labor that's been focused on the engines to the car side of the business
      Ferrari will stop this supply sometime in 2021 so what will Maserati do? Also, what compelling reason is there to buy a Maserati if it does not have a shared Ferrari engine architecture?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Ferrari and Maserati will no longer share engine platforms - Ferrari to stop supply by 2021 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Doesn’t make sense to me, sharing development costs is a good thing, for both companies.

        I guess this is one of the many reasons the Fiat/Chrysler group is failing, and is likely to disappear in the long run...
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Follow Aston's smart decision and strike up a deal with AMG.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        Doesn’t make sense to me, sharing development costs is a good thing, for both companies.

        I guess this is one of the many reasons the Fiat/Chrysler group is failing, and is likely to disappear in the long run...
        I don't understand it either but Ferrari was spun off into its own entity so they seem to want to distance themselves from Maserati and everyone else.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Follow Aston's smart decision and strike up a deal with AMG.
        Harder to do when Mercedes doesn't have a significant equity stake in your company.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Harder to do when Mercedes doesn't have a significant equity stake in your company.
        Great point plus Aston is much lower volume. Prestige for AMG supplying them. They wouldn’t supply Toyota...