The first mule for the development of the new Maserati model and powertrain was driven out of the Viale Ciro Menotti gates, in Modena earlier this week.

Maserati Mule

The ‘mules’ (as test vehicles are known in the automotive industry) of a new Maserati model have a special wrap that echoes the ‘Save the Date’ teaser ahead of the full reveal event scheduled for May, 2020.

Test Mule Maserati

As Maserati are phasing out the use of Ferrari-built engines, the experimental vehicles are equipped with a new powertrain entirely developed and built by Maserati and will pre-empt a new family of engines integrated exclusively on the vehicles of the marque.

Maserati Mule Front

The data acquired through the many thousands of miles covered by the mules will be integrated with the experience gathered 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.

More on this as it becomes available.