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Are you guys tired of hearing this too?

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I'm tired of hearing about the "Ferrari Connection" as a selling point or a morale booster.
Maserati is awesome in it's own right!
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Not at all if I showed you part diagrams of the Ferrari F430 and Maserati 4200, you'd be suprised how many engine related parts are the same. In the current 4200, Ferrari had alot to do with the development so I feel that mentioning this is a strong selling point, it also helps people who are not familiar with the car understand its background.
I used to have a full list of all the differences, I'll see if I can find it again. However the two engines are very similar. Here are a few parts diagrams.

4200 crankcase-
F430 crankcase-

Sorry couldn't attach all of them, dumb 48kb image limit.

When I first purchased my 4200 I was ignorant about it, Trent Santos over at Ferrari/Maserati CF showed me the parts diagram from the 4200 and F430 and went over all the similarities with me, that's one of the things that sold me on the car. And don't quote me on this but if I recall correctly the 6spd uses the Ferrari 456 transmision and the CC uses the 360 transmission or it is based off the 360 transmission and very similair.

In my opinion the similarities are almost as close as Honda and Acura or Nissan and Infiniti.

Sorry I don't have more information as it's a very interesting topic, I'll do some more research on it and post more detailed information.



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