Ferrari has announced that it will be ending its engine supply deal to Maserati in the next few years as Maserati moves towards a wholesale hybrid outlook.
Since 2002, supercar manufacturer Ferrari has been providing engines to the premium brand that is Maserati. One of the key selling points of Maserati is that they are packed with a supercar engine, although that agreement will soon come to a close.
CEO Louis Camilleri confirmed that the company will stop making engines for its fellow Italian brand. He said:
“Eventually, we will no longer supply engines to Maserati, which actually from our perspective is actually a good thing, both from a margin perspective, but also the fact that we can transfer a lot of the labor that’s been focused on the engines to the car side of the business.”
A date hasn't been announced yet, but it is rumoured that the agreement will end before 2022, giving Maserati enough time to bring out a new engine range along with some electric powertrains.
Without the assistance of Ferrari, it's not yet known who will supply engines to Maserati. Both of Maserati's current V-8s were designed by Ferrari, while its V-6 is an in-house design based loosely on the Chrysler Pentastar engine
Maserati is currently refreshing its current model line-up, a new small SUV is on the way along with the new Levante, Quattroporte and the Alfieri sports car all set to be released by 2022
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