2024 Maserati Ghibli 334 Ultima terminates six decades old V-8

Bidding farewell, company rolls out last two V-8 powered editions
Maseratis flagship model is illustrated here. —  Motortrend/File
Maserati's flagship model is illustrated here. — Motortrend/File

Maserati is bidding adieu to its legendary V-8 engines, which have been a flagship model of their swift and opulent cars since 1959. The last two V-8 powered editions were the Ghibli 334 Ultima and the Levante V8 Ultima.

The company produced The Ghibli 334 Ultima to commemorate the first Ghibli V-8, which made was premiered in 1967. This special version features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, providing a striking 572 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. 

The company claims that the vehicle is capable of reaching highest pace of 334 kph (207.54 mph), proving to be the fastest internal combustion engine (ICE) powered sedan globally. 

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To obtain this speed, the Ghibli 334 Ultima has integrated low-weight carbon fiber components, such as the aerodynamic wing, front and rear bumper trims, door handles, mirror casings, and support columns called B- and C-pillars.

The outer of the car also boosts a one-of-a-kind Scia di Persia exterior color work with Rubino accents and high-gloss ebony brake calipers.

Maserati another model the Levante V8 Ultima is also joining the farewell with same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine generating 572 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. It has the same design components as of the Ghibli 334 Ultima, as well as the Pale Terracotta leather seats and the "una di 103" badge.

However, it features two exterior colors: Nero Assoluto black and Blu Royale blue. The Levante V8 Ultima presents 22-inch Orione wheels in shiny black, and its front fenders sport the "V-8 Ultima" logo in Rubino red.