Maserati has confirmed it will end production of its 90-degree twin-turbocharged V8 engine from late 2023, and will send it off with a pair of special editions.

    The engine currently powers the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante in top-spec Trofeo guise, and vehicles with this engine will remain on sale into 2024.

    At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, Maserati will unveil the Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima to send off the V8 engine.

    The company has yet to release any images of these specials, though it has shown off Zèda editions of the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, each with a distinctive multi-tone look previously seen on the last-generation GranTurismo Zèda special.

    Built by Ferrari, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 – called the F154 – produces 433kW of power and 730Nm in the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo sedans, and 441kW in the Levante Trofeo.

    Maserati has been moving away from the V8, releasing the MC20 supercar and the latest GranTurismo instead with a twin-turbo petrol V6.

    These vehicles will also be available with electric versions, with Maserati aiming to have an EV variant in every one of its model lines by 2025.

    It’s also switching to an EV-only line-up by 2030.

    The end of V8 production closes the book on a rich history of bent-eights at the Trident brand, dating back to the 5000GT of 1959.

    Maserati says that since then, it has built more than 100,000 vehicles with an eight-cylinder engine.

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