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Maserati SUV to get HEMI V8, not Ferrari power


Maserati SUV to get HEMI V8, not Ferrari power

Car Advice reports that it was previously thought the all-new Maserati SUV would feature a Ferrari engine of some sort as part of the Maserati/Ferrari Fiat ownership. The new SUV will now do without the Ferrari powerplant in favour of a Chrysler HEMI V8.

Power is expected to be somewhere near the 347kW mark. Even though Maserati certainly has the capability to come up with such figures using its Ferrari-derived 4.7-litre V8, the engine is considered to be too high-revving for the large SUV, and needs something with more low-end torque.

It won’t share much else with its American counterpart though. The flash Maserati will showcase plenty of luxury and elegance and typical Italian flare. The interior will likely be decked out in voluptuous lashings of leather, while the exterior will grace Maserati’s latest design philosophy with large rear ‘hips’ and an aggressive front end.

The Maserati SUV is set for production sometime in 2013. It will be built at Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, US.

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Is it going to be a newly designed engine or just some copy paste crap?


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Is it going to be a newly designed engine or just some copy paste crap?
They just released the new 6.4L Hemi, the 392. I bet that's the one they would use, 475hp at the crank.




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They just released the new 6.4L Hemi, the 392. I bet that's the one they would use, 475hp at the crank.
that engine is pretty bad ass!
That SUV looks pretty damn hott too!
I would buy it
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I hope they go with these designs and not a box like design
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Is it going to be a newly designed engine or just some copy paste crap?
Maserstis have always used a copy paste engine since they were acquired by FIAT. The last 15 years or so, their cars have used detuned versions of last generation Ferrari engines.



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Maserstis have always used a copy paste engine since they were acquired by FIAT. The last 15 years or so, their cars have used detuned versions of last generation Ferrari engines.
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i think of it as the GMC tree....

same underpinings, motors, trannys used in various forms in other vehicles in the family tree.

Chevy use to buy toyota v6 engine blocks and teak/mod them for chevys.


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There is a difference between Nissan copy/pasting an engine on its different models and Ferrari/Maserati doing it. I don't mind them putting a 458 motor in a dumpster truck, I'll still rock it.


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