Modena, May 11, 2023 – Maserati has chosen the fifth Motor Valley Fest, an open-air event scheduled in Modena between Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 May, to break news that is already becoming part of the history of mobility.
Maserati is celebrating the legendary 572-hp 90° Twin Turbo V8 engine – with an inimitable sound and formidable performance, the beating heart of the Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte in their Trofeo versions – which will officially cease production at the Maserati factory from late 2023.
Until now driven by the unmistakable engine, these cars will remain on sale into 2024 and are due to become collector’s items for all owners of a unique piece in the jigsaw of the brand’s history.
Maserati GranTurismo Folgore – the first 100% electric car in the brand’s history, and Grecale Folgore – the first full-electric SUV are the first to bear witness to this process of change. The Trident has already carved out a pioneering role here, as in its DNA. The entire Maserati range will come in an electric version for every model by 2025 and Maserati will be full-electric by 2030.
A historic moment for the Modena-based company, which has always looked ahead without leaving its roots behind, and for those who love the history and modernity of the Trident’s models and their ability to ensure style, emotions and timeless performance. The same abilities will be maintained in the cars that will now become the new object of desire for collectors.
Since 1959, when the Maserati 5000GT was created as the first car with the powerful V8, more than 100,000 units have been made and sold with an eight-cylinder engine; the latest editions of the Maserati Trofeo, Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima, will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2023.
Over the four days of the Motor Valley Fest, every nook and cranny in Modena will be taken over by the Trident's creations, on stunning display in the city’s iconic locations. In Piazza Grande, the entire Maserati Folgore range will be on show for the first time: GranTurismo Folgore One Off Luce and Grecale Folgore will be joined by the futuristic GEN3 Maserati Tipo Folgore, the single-seater competing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this year.
The Trofeo range – featuring the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte in their Zèda edition, unique pieces celebrating the V8 engine, will reign over Piazza XX Settembre.
The showroom on Viale Ciro Menotti will host the celebration of the iconic GranTurismo, from its origins to the present day, with two classic models, together with the GranTurismo Zèda from the previous generation and the GranTurismo One Off Prisma.