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Treasure your Ferrari F136 variant 4.7L V8 in the Gran Turismo and maintain them well ... I think this will cause higher collectibility and prices in the future ..
 

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Yes, all current engines since 2002 are Ferrari built / derived. it will be interesting to see how it all moves forward.

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" EVERY " Maserati ? I presume the QP, but Ghiblis have Ferrari engines also ?
The Ghibli is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, built by Ferrari to deliver inspired performance in a luxury-sport sedan with: ... Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive on Ghibli S Q4.
 
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I know the V6 doesn't sound as sweet as the V8 of the older cars because the turbos takes a lot of the noise out, but it has it's own unique deal..It makes a crazy noise between shifts as it vents boost...With software from FD I'm pretty sure the V6 cars will make more power than a 4.7 car fairly easily...Turbos make some serious mid-range torque.....Jason
 

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With the performance tunes we offer for the Ghibli / QP6 / Levante with the new Turbo Platform motors, we can get some amazing gains. There is definitely a lot of power to be had out of the new motors, as Jason said though, they don't sound quite as nice.

Sport Cats and mufflers do help quite a bit with the new Turbo models but it's hard to match the sound of a GranTurismo 4.7L with just a set of Sport Cats or Sport Cats and an X-Pipe. It's still one of the best sounding cars we've heard anywhere.

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Jason, on the Levante, is the only difference between a basse 3.0 and a 3.0 S just the state of tune? Would one be better off buying a properly appointed base Levante or an S model prior to tuning?? Any difference on the top end?
 

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The only engine used by Maserati in the current product portfolio which is not produced by Ferrari is the 3.0 litre diesel, this engine comes from VM Motori.

The 3.0 litre turbo engine from Levante, QP and Gibli is a development of Maserati and is produced by Ferrari. Its special feature is the narrow cylinder angle of 60 degree.

The 3.0 litre turbo engine from Alfa, which will probably also be used in future Maserati models, is a development of Ferrari and is also built there. It is a version shortened by two cylinders of the F154 V8 engine with a cylinder angle of 90 degree (Levante GTS/Trofeo and QP).

The current F154 V8 tt engine used in the Maserati QP was developed by Maserati as well: "Men whose legacy is so immense that it has made the whole region a symbol of excellence in engine design. It was on this boundless know-how that the engineer Paolo Martinelli - Modena born and bred, with a splendid F1 past behind him, head of Maserati's Powertrain Department since 2011 - drew unstintingly to develop the new-generation Twin Turbo V8 installed on the Quattroporte. An engine with a strong identity, entirely developed and designed by Maserati in Modena and built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello."
(Quote from an article published in 2014 on the Maserati website)


So far Maserati has bought the fully assembled engine from Ferrari, but yes, this will change in the future. Maserati will do part of the assembly itself, but the individual components will still be manufactured by Ferrari. Therefore, it seems wrong to me to say "the engines are no longer from Ferrari". They are just shifting part of the assembly from Ferrari to Maserati, and that's it.
 
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