Ferrari/Maserati engine

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Ferrari 599 V12 engine

The Ferrari/Maserati engine is a current engine series, itself an engine subdivision of the Ferrari Tipo series, though not sharing any mechanical technologies with previous models.


Shared specifications

The Ferrari/Maserati architecture is angled at 90 degrees and displaces between 4.2 L and 6.0 L, producing between 390 PS (287 kW; 385 hp) and 660 PS (485 kW; 651 hp) . All engines are Naturally-aspirated, have at least eight cylinders, incorporate DOHC, Variable valve timing, and Multivalve.

The architecture was jointly developed by Ferrari and Maserati, and has been produced in various configurations for cars under those badges as well as for a single Alfa Romeo model. All three companies are owned by the Fiat, under whom the engine sharing program was organized.


Most instances of the Ferrari/Maserati architecture are in the V8 engine. This was the first configuration and produces anywhere from 390 to 490 horsepower (370 kW).

Maserati usage

  • 4.2 L (4244 cc, 259 cid)
    • 2002–present - Maserati CoupĂ©/Maserati Spyder, 390 PS (287 kW; 385 hp)
    • 2004–present - Maserati Quattroporte, 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp)
    • 2007–present - Maserati GranTurismo, 405 PS (298 kW; 399 hp)
  • 4.7 L (4691 cc, 287 cid)
    • 2009–present - Maserati Quattroporte, 430 PS (316 kW; 424 hp)
    • 2007–present - Maserati GranTurismo, 440 PS (324 kW; 434 hp)

Ferrari usage

Alfa Romeo usage

  • 4.7 L (4691 cc, 287 cid)
    • 2007–present - Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp)


The V12 engine of this engine was derived from the already existent V8. In the Ferrari Enzo, it has set the record for the most powerful Naturally-aspirated engine in a road car. The 5998 cc engine, designed for the Enzo, is known within Ferrari as the Tipo F140, whereas the very similar Tipo F133F engine displaces 5999 cc and was designed for the Ferrari 599 as the most powerful series-production Ferrari engine.

Ferrari usage

Maserati usage

  • 6.0 L (5998 cc)
    • 2004–2005 - Maserati MC12, 632 PS (465 kW; 623 hp)


A 5.0 L V10 version of the Ferrari/Maserati architecture is rumored for 2009.


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