The Maserati Levante V8, also known as the Levante Trofeo, has debut at the New York Auto Show. The Levante gets a V8 engine, for the first time This ultimate Maserati SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of over >300 km/h.
The Maserati Levante Trofeo is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a #maserati. A 3.8-liter Twin Turbo V8 engine that has been engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and delivers an astounding 590 hp at 6,250 rpm and 730 Nm of peak torque at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm. Meantime, the engine boasts the highest output per liter (156 hp/litre) of any Maserati powerplant ever produced and, like all #maserati petrol engines, is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.
The chassis of the fastest Levante ever has been tuned to handle the higher power output and provides an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise in terms of comfort. This tuning ensures the #levantetrofeo continues to embody the essence of the #maserati GranTurismo philosophy with supercar performance.
Maserati Levante: Best looking Performance SUV
The unmistakable Levante design has reached new levels of sportiness in this top of the line Trofeo. The elegant restyling was mainly focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper and is underlined by the 22-inch forged aluminium “Orione” wheels the largest ever fitted on a #maserati – available in both polished and matte finishes.
The side air intakes in the lower fascia feature a new, more aggressive design, defined by two aerodynamic wings that give a sense of further stability, visually “pushing” the weight of the car’s nose towards the massive front wheels. And to help improve the airflow distribution, Trofeo is outfitted with carbon fibre side bezel blades and a carbon fiber splitter.
The rear end also looks wider and more muscular with a sharper carbon fiber horizontal element and body-color lower extractor that embrace the oval quad exhaust tips.
In front, the Levante Trofeo has Full Matrix LED headlights, a grille with double vertical bars in a piano black finish and lower honeycomb mesh fascia, as well as body color door handles, oval exhaust tips in a dark finish and performance painted brake calipers in red, blue, black, silver or yellow. And to cap it off, specific “Saetta” Trofeo logos adorn the iconic c-pillars of the coupé styled SUV. Various highlights include lower splitter, the blade side bezels, side skirt inserts and rear extractor with ultralight, high-gloss carbon fiber.
Even the bonnet is new, featuring two aggressive vents for better cylinder head cooling. And under the bonnet, the engine cover is also made of high-gloss carbon fiber featuring a V8 inscription and the iconic Trident logo, while cylinder heads and intake manifolds are painted red.
Interior-wise. the sculpted sport seats feature a premium full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather available in black, red and tan, all with contrast stitching and “Trofeo” logo stitched on the headrests. “Pieno Fiore” is like no other leather used in the automotive industry for its natural, soft feel and for the unique character it develops throughout the years.
A new matte carbon fiber trim and paddle shifters, specific instrument cluster graphics, floor mats with metal Trofeo badges and a Maserati clock with a unique dial elegantly underline the exclusive sporty character of this extraordinary Levante, which is outfitted with a standard 1,280-watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound audio system for exceptional listening enjoyment.
Maserati Levante Trofeo: Perfect weight balance
The ideal 50:50 weight balance and the low center of gravity, common to all Levante models, in combination with the finely tuned double-wishbone front / Multi Link rear suspension and the larger tyres fitted to the 22-inch forged aluminium wheels, provides the new Trofeo with remarkably balanced handling and lateral stability.
The new “Corsa” Driving mode with Launch Control functionality in addition to the existing Normal, I.C.E., Sport and Off Road modes has been adopted to enhance the athletic character of this SUV. Lastly, the Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system has been incorporated for the first time in a Levante, for impressive driving dynamics, better performance and a genuine driving experience.