We had news just yesterday that Maserati is farewelling the V8 found in the Ranturismo Sport Edizione V8 Aspirato. The limited, collector’s edition available only in Australia and New Zealand will have unique heritage paint colours.
So clearly there is a transition was going on, which is why this story is very interesting. A “mule” that has been made for the development of a new Maserati engine has been driven out of the Viale Ciro Menotti gates, in Modena today.
The scheduled date for the release of this car is My 2020. The experimental vehicles are fitted with an engine mounted in a “rear central position.”
The innovative powertrain is only described as a “combustion” unit. Although I’d suggest there’s almost a 100 per cent chance some form of electrification will be involved. Whatever the case it will set in play the direction all future engines take from the brand.
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.