Maserati V8 Engine Celebrated

At the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a remarkable celebration of motorsport and car culture, Maserati proudly unveils two cars that are making their global debuts. These exceptional vehicles, the Ghibli 334 Ultima and Levante V8 Ultima, mark the culmination of Maserati’s iconic lineage of V8 engine-powered grand tourers. Since the introduction of the Maserati 5000 GT in 1959, these grand tourers have achieved remarkable success, with over 100,000 units sold.

In recognition of the upcoming conclusion of production for the legendary 572-hp twin-turbo V8 engine, which will undoubtedly transform these models into coveted collector’s items, Goodwood’s revered grounds will serve as the stage for the introduction of two special editions. Among them is the Ghibli 334 Ultima, denoted by its top speed of kilometers per hour, making it the fastest internal combustion engine saloon in the world. The other is the Levante V8 Ultima. Together, these exceptional vehicles promise to captivate festival-goers in the First Glance Paddock, with the Ghibli 334 Ultima also participating in the exhilarating hillclimb.

Another participant in the Goodwood hillclimb is the GranTurismo Trofeo, which is equipped with the roaring 542-hp V6 Nettuno engine. This engine incorporates an innovative pre-chamber combustion system, featuring twin spark plugs and drawing inspiration from Formula 1.

Within the Maserati area, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Maserati GranTurismo One Off Prisma, a proud embodiment of the car’s illustrious past and the brand’s relentless pursuit of innovation. Also showcased is the GranTurismo Folgore, Maserati’s first all-electric car, enabling spectators to appreciate every aspect of this remarkable Italian luxury marque up close and personal.

The new electric flagship model boasts 800-volt battery technology, derived from cutting-edge technical solutions developed in the world of Formula E. This technology empowers the sleek grand tourer four-seater coupé to travel up to 280 miles (450 km) on a single charge, with a rapid top-up charging capability of 60 miles (100 km) in just five minutes. With three powerful 300-kW permanent magnet motors (one in the front and two in the rear), the car delivers a total installed power of over 1200 hp, offering a maximum available power to the wheels of over 750 hp, accompanied by an impressive torque of 1,350 Nm.

The iconic GranTurismo lineage traces its origins back to the Maserati A6 1500 GT, the world’s first grand tourer. At its core, the GranTurismo continues to embody the perfect fusion of distinctive style, progressive technology, and exceptional performance, all encompassed within a striking Italian body.

Located on the Festival’s Electric Avenue, Maserati presents its second full-electric model, the Grecale Folgore. This mid-size luxury SUV, equipped with a 105-kWh battery employing 400-volt technology, delivers a range of 310 miles (500 km*). Designed and crafted in Italy, the Grecale Folgore is meticulously engineered to elevate every day into an extraordinary experience. With its impressive torque of 820 Nm and more than 500 hp, this model exemplifies Maserati’s commitment to delivering trademark performance and luxury.

Completing Maserati’s presence at this prestigious event is another showstopper, the MC20 Cielo. After making its debut in the UK last year, accompanied by the presence of David Beckham, this extraordinary vehicle returns to the iconic hillclimb adorned in the captivating Rosso Vincente. With its striking design, exceptional weight-to-power ratio, carbon fibre chassis, retractable smart glass roof, and powered by the F1-derived 621-hp V6 Nettuno engine, the MC20 Cielo is sure to turn heads throughout the four-day event.

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