Maserati commits to electric future as it bids farewell to the V8

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Maserati commits to electric future as it bids farewell to the V8

Maserati is putting their electric future front and centre at the fifth Motor Valley Fest in Modena, Italy, showcasing the final editions of their V8-range before the complete electrification of the House of Trident by 2030.

maserati modena motor valley fest

Taking place between Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 May in Modena, the birthplace of so many iconic Italian marques including Maserati, the House of Trident is at the event to celebrate the legendary V8 that has powered their cars as it passes the baton on to their electric future.

The festival is a chance to say farewell to the 572-hp 90° Twin Turbo V8 engine that has been at the beating heart of the Trofeo models of the Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte, which will cease production at the Maserati factory by late 2023, and remain on sale into 2024 as collector editions.

It's a historic moment for Maserati as they shift towards a complete electrification of all their models by 2025 as the Italian manufacturer becomes fully-electric by 2030.

READ MORE: Maserati showcases its electric future front and centre in Monaco

Maserati's GranTurismo Folgore – the first 100% electric car in the brand’s history, and Grecale Folgore – the first full-electric SUV - are the first of many all-electric cars to be introduced under the Folgore name, or 'lightning'.

Over the four days of the Motor Valley Fest, every bit Modena will be taken over by the Trident's creations, on display in the city’s iconic locations. In Piazza Grande, the entire Maserati Folgore range will be on show for the first time: GranTurismo Folgore One Off Luce and Grecale Folgore will be joined by the firm's GEN3 Maserati Tipo Folgore.

It has been a historic year for Maserati marking their return to single-seater racing for the first time in 66-years, partnering with the Monesgasque Monaco Sports Group, to form Maserati MSG Racing.

READ MORE: How Maserati's storied past shaped its motor racing future

While the all-blue outfit placed Maserati right to the top in testing, Season 9 has been a sharp learning curve for the team with only three points to their name after the opening six races. Their efforts came to fruition in Round 7 in Berlin when Maximilian Guenther returned the Trident to the podium with a hard-fought podium in the German's home race.

Guenther Berlin win

Monaco followed, and another home race for the team. Unfortunately, Guenther's chance of points would end in the wall after a clash with Dan Ticktum (NIO 333) and teammate Edoardo Mortara would bring his damaged Maserati home in 12th. 

However, the pace was there as they looked competitive after Guenther and Mortara both reached the Duel stages in the team's home race, showing that there's more to come as Formula E marches towards Jakarta, Indonesia and Portland, USA next month and then Maserati's home race in Rome on the 15 and 16 July - show your support for the Trident and get your tickets to the 2023 Hankook Rome E-Prix.