The Maserati Levante has been around in Malaysia for a couple of years now, but recently Naza Italia, the distributor for Maserati in Malaysia recently announce the hottest variant of the Maserati Levante, the Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition. The Maserati Levante Trofeo is equipped with the most powerful engine ever fitted in a Maserati road car.
For starters, the engine in the Levante Trofeo is a 3.8L Twin Turbo V8 engine that pushes out 590bhp at 6,250rpm and 730Nm of torque at 2,500 – 5,000 rpm. This engine allow the large SUV to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 304km/h. This engine is mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that is used across the Levante range.
With this powerful setup, Maserati has recalibrated the Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system that works with the new Corsa driving mode with launch control that only can be found on the Levante Trofeo. On regular driving, the AWD system portray a rear wheel drive characteristic by pushing all of the engine torque to the rear wheel, but once the car encounter slippery roads, the system will switch into all-wheel drive mode in just 150 milliseconds.
As for the Corsa mode, it was design to enhance the sporty personality of the Levante. When the Corsa mode is activated, this changes the throttle input, open up the exhaust valve, quickens the gear shifts, lowers the ride height, and the traction control and ESP is restrained for maximum driving enjoyment.
In terms of looks, the Levante Trofeo gain a few parts that is specific to the Levante Trofeo. The Levante Trofeo specific parts are like piano black finish front grille, Trofeo logo at the C-Pillar, and air vents on the hood. To make sure the Levante look sporty, carbon fibre components like the front splotter, side blades in the front air intakes, the side skirt inserts, and the rear diffuser comes standard with the Levante Trofeo.
Inside the Levante Trofeo, there are the premium full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather fitted around the car. To make the Levante Trofeo stand out, there is the contrast stitching and “Trofeo” logo embroidered on the headrests.
So what makes the launch edition so special? For starters, there are only 100 units available around the world, which make the Levante Trofeo Launch Edition a very special SUV. For Malaysia, we are getting 3 units and all 3 are in different colours. The colours that reach our shores are the Blu Emozione Matte, Giallo Modenese and Rosso Magma with Nerissimo package.
The sportiness of the Launch Edition is further enhanced with a unique multi-spoked 22-inch Orione alloy wheels in matte finishing and high-performance brake calipers in either blue, red or yellow; to match the car’s respective body colour.
While the interior spots the similar seats that is found on the regular Levante Trofeo, the Launch Edition comes with contrasting stitching and a “Trofeo” logo embroidered on the headrest, available in either blue, red or yellow, matching its individual body colours.
This amazing Trofeo Launch Edition’s quintessentially sporty personality is highlighted by new interior details in “3D Touch” matte carbon fibre trim, paddle shifters, specific instrument cluster graphics, floor mats with metal Trofeo badges and a Maserati clock with a unique dial. To remind you that you’re driving something special, there is a “One of Hundred” placque fitted on the center console.
The Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition is introduced in Malaysia at a price of RM 838,800.00 (before local duties and taxes) and inclusive of full specifications and options. The price includes 3 years Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a Free maintenance program of 3 years/60,000 km whichever comes first (Inclusive of *Maserati Premium Service Plus of 3 Years/60,000 km).
The Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition owners will enjoy an exclusive Seven-year warranty program, called ‘Serenity’ across South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) region, including Malaysia with the program being valid throughout June 2020 only. Contact Naza Italia-Maserati showroom at 03 7956 8599 or 1700 81 5051 in Petaling Jaya for an exclusive viewing.
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