Ferrari to stop supplying Maserati with engines

Maserati will no longer receive engines from Ferrari at the start of the next decade because the firm will not renew its current contract. In a phone call to investors, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri revealed that the current deal ends in 2021, after which former FCA sibling and struggling luxury Italian car maker Maserati is planning on going its own way. This leaves the future of models like the Levante Trofeo in question, as they make use of a Maranello-built V8.

โ€œEventually, we will no longer supply engines to Maserati, which actually from our perspective is a good thing, both from a margin perspective, but also the fact that we can transfer a lot of the labour thatโ€™s been focussed on the engines to the car side of the business,โ€ said Camilleri when asked if Maseratiโ€™s decreasing sales would encourage a contract cancellation.

Presently, Ferrari provides Maserati with its 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and older 4.7-litre atmospheric V8, which lives in the very long-toothed GranTurismo โ€“ emphasising just how substantial an effect the end of this relationship will have on the line-up. Of course, by then the GranTurismo will be gone (although weโ€™ve been saying that for a few years now) and the all-new Alfieri should have arrived to fill the void, along with electrified versions of the whole line-up.

Either way, Ferrari seems quite happy to go its own way โ€“ its workforce freed to focus on Prancing Horse-badged cars. The end of Maseratiโ€™s contract does, rather conveniently, coincide with the expected launch date of Ferrariโ€™s first SUV, after all.

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  • Nerdherder 10 May 2019

    The Alfa Quadrifoglio engine ain’t half bad as a potential replacement, hope Alfa wants to play. The V8’s will be sorely missed though.

  • chickensoup 10 May 2019

    loss of big petrol engines in 3 years time will not be an issue

  • Funkstar De Luxe 10 May 2019

    Oof. And the one remaining reason to buy a Maserati vanishes. No longer the poor man’s Ferrari, they are the idiots Alfa Romeo.

  • PRND 10 May 2019

    Does this mean Maseratis with US shipped V6 Pentstars and HEMI V8s.

    They'll have to buy in engines. Maserati have been struggling with Ferrari engines! I don't think designing a new engine from scratch is going to work long term from financial point of view.

    I can see Maseratis becoming top-tier Alfa Romeos so a big saloon, SUV and sports car that share a lot with Alfas.

  • wab172uk 11 May 2019

    I'm sure this isn't a shock announcement to Maserati. They'll have know for some time, so are either planning on investing in a new engine plant, or seeking another engine supplier.

    Maybe they'll do a McLaren. Design one engine and shove it in every car they make, with the only difference being a map to increase / decrease power output as required.

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