Quattroporte bodies are painted at Ferrari's shop in Maranello [picture] and given a quality inspection [picture] before being shipped to Maserati. Maser V-8 engines are assembled [picture] alongside Ferrari V-8's and V-12's
Not far away, in the engine assembly building, three lines of technicians build Maserati V-8s and Ferrari V-8s and V-12s. Though the powerplants share few parts, their basics, such as as blocks and heads, are precisely machined on the same automatic tools in the new Mechanical Workshop, which is as clean as a modern race garage.
While the trio of engines share the same suppliers, such as Mahle pistons, each is unique. And each has its own assembly line. Although the Ferrari engines stay at Maranello, the Maserati powerplants are shipped to Viale Ciro Menotti to be installed in Quattroportes, Coupes, and Spyders.