Maserati lose their Ferrari enginesMay 11, 2019
Aggregates will stop supplying due to low sales.
During a conference call on the results of the first quarter of this year, Ferrari management announced the termination of the supply of engines for Maserati. The reason for this decision was the low volumes of shipment and the unwillingness of the partner to renew the contract after its termination.
In the first quarter, Ferrari’s revenues from engines totaled 58 million euros – this amount included the net revenues from sales of Maserati engines and revenues from renting engines to Formula 1 teams. The decline compared to the same period last year was 23.4 percent. The refusal to cooperate with Maserati will be beneficial for Ferrari not only from the position of profitability, but also from the perspective of the redistribution of the released resources in favor of the automotive business, the management is confident. Fully deliveries will cease in 2021 or 2022.
Maserati has been using Ferrari engines since 2002. At first they were atmospheric V-shaped “eights” of the F136 family with a volume of 4.2 and 4.7 liters (390-460 horsepower), then they were replaced by 6.0 V12 (F140), twin-turbo V8 of 3.8 liters ( F154) and 3.0 V6 (F160). Since 2013, the F154 family of engines put on the Maserati Quattroporte GTS, and from 2018 – on the top version of the crossover Levante. Ferrari F154 – the first road turbo engine since the legendary F40. In the 3.9 liter version, flat crankshaft and dry sump lubrication system, they are installed on Ferrari Portofino and 488 Pista.
The latest Maserati car with a Ferrari engine was Levante Trofeo which debuted last spring at the New York Auto Show. The crossover was equipped with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 590 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive Q4 system. In addition, Levante Trofeo got the extreme driving mode Corsa and launch control.
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