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The engine is 4.3 liters and the Maserati has a 4.3 engine. Is it the same engine?

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I have read that only the underside of the engine is the same. The rest is Specially made for the F430! :)
 

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Only the engine block is the same. The crankshaft, cranks, pistons, engine head, valves, cams are Ferraris. After saying that, the Maserati V8 was actually designed by Ferrari to replace the current V8 in the F355 and 360. That engine can't be bored to bigger capacity anymore so the engineers had designed a new engine to replace it.

However since Ferrari took over Maserati and when Luca decided to re-enter the US market, Maserati had to find a normally aspirated engine in place of the turbo of the Maserati GT, in order to meet the strict US engine emission rules. So he decreed that Ferrari hand over it's new V8 to be used by Maserati. But the engine top, the valve arrangements and the firing order were all changed to fit Maseratis engine characteristics. That's why the Maserati engine sounds like a typical American V8 because of the firing order whereas the new Ferrari engine maintain the "flat plane" firing sound of a typical Ferrari V8.
 

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Interesting! So what IS the firing order of the Ferrari V8 compared to a typical US engine? (The cyls are numbered 1-4 for bank 1 & 5-8 for bank 2 I think?
 

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4kids3fish said:
Interesting! So what IS the firing order of the Ferrari V8 compared to a typical US engine? (The cyls are numbered 1-4 for bank 1 & 5-8 for bank 2 I think?
It's 90 degrees instead of 180 degrees as in the Ferrari. I have a diagram somewhere but I can't remember where. :-?
 
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