More than two years ago, Maserati presented the most powerful version of the Levante to the world: the Levante Trofeo. That SUV was given a mighty V8, which is now available in the full range of Maserati with the launch of the new Trofeo versions of both the Ghibli and the Quattroporte. The current generation Ghibli is available with a V8 for the first time in its history. As a GTS, the Quattroporte was already available with an eight-cylinder, although the Trofeo version is much more powerful.
The 3.8-liter Ferrari-built V8 delivers in the Trofeo versions of the Ghibli and Quattroporte – just as in the Levante Trofeo – a generous 590 hp and 730 Nm. In contrast to the Levante, however, with the two sedans, that power is not to all four wheels, but purely and only to the rear wheels. The Ghibli Trofeo rumbles to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds, the Quattroporte takes 4.5 seconds for the job. This makes the Levante Trofeo slightly faster thanks to its four-wheel drive. The SUV has reached a speed of 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds. The top speed of the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo is 326 km / h in both cases. In all three Trofeos you do not have to change gears yourself, an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF takes care of that task.
The Ghibli Trofeo is clearly the sportiest of the two newcomers. Unlike the Quattroporte GTS, not only does it have a mechanical limited slip differential, it also differs more from its regular siblings on the outside. For example, the Ghibli Trofeo, just like the Quattroporte Trofeo, has a modified nose, a completely new grille and various accents made of carbon fiber, as well as a revised hood with extra cooling openings. The pair is on 21-inch alloy. Nice detail: the slightly boomerang-shaped light signature in the rear lights is a nod to the characteristic units on the back of the 3200GT. In the interior of the two newcomers, Maserati – also in the Levante Trofeo – screws a new infotainment system. Thanks to sports seats and various accents made of carbon fiber, the interior exudes a slightly sportier atmosphere.
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