Published on December 2nd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Maserati’s New Engine is Being Tested in This “Mule”
Maserati is working on a new engine and late last month a test mule was photographed driving out of the Viale Ciro Menotti gates in their Moderna facility. The press release containing these photos was particularly strange, as the photos are staged to look like they are spyshots which they aren’t, given that Maserati themselves published them.
No official information about the engine or the test mule was given. All that was shared was that a whole new car from Maserati containing this new engine is expected in May of 2020. And it’ll have that engine mounted in the middle.
Maserati also shared that the engine being tested will preview a whole family of engines. Rumours indicated it’s a six-cylinder unit.
The first “mule” for the development of the new Maserati engine was driven out of the Viale Ciro Menotti gates, in Modena today.
The “mules” – as they are known in the automotive industry – of a new Maserati model have a special livery that echoes the “Save the Date” teaser sent out ahead of the event scheduled for May 2020.
The experimental vehicles are equipped with a new engine installed in the rear central position.
The powertrain – defined by an innovative combustion system – is entirely developed and built in Maserati and will be the forefather of a new family of engines integrated exclusively on the vehicles of the Brand.
The data acquired through the kilometres covered by the mules will be integrated with the experiencegathered in the Maserati Innovation Lab driving simulators, the most advanced in the world. This working methodology will then be used to fine-tune and develop the prototypes with final bodywork and mechanics.
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