Ferrari will stop supplying engines to Maserati. The decision came from the trident brand itself. Even with Ferrari’s departure from the FCA group in 2015, the manufacturer continued to use engines made in Maranello. The contract, however, will not be renewed.
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The statement was made by Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri during the presentation of the brand’s first quarter results. According to the executive, however, not having to supply engines to Maserati could be good for Ferrari. “We will be able to transfer workers who were directed to engines for the production of our cars”, explained Camilleri on the website of The Motley Fool.
Maserati is expected to stop using Ferrari engines between 2021 and 2022. From then on, the Maranello manufacturer will no longer be expected to supply any brand with propellers. Maserati has been using Italian “old sister” engines since 2002. Maserati currently buys a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo, a 3.8-liter V8 biturbo and a regular 4.7 V8 used by almost all ranges.
the future is uncertain
It is not yet clear what incentives the brand will use after the end of the contract. One of the possibilities is to use the large capacity engines of the FCA group. However, it is the V6s and V8s used by Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler, which have very different behavior than the Ferrari engines, although they are more powerful. Maserati could still turn to another manufacturer to supply its engines.