Mar 29, 2018
Maserati Levante Trofeo Packs A Ferrari-Made V8 With 590 HP
Following a handful of teaser images, Maserati the unveiled the Levante Trofeo in New York.
Designed to battle the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the high-performance crossover has a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that is built by Ferrari. It produces 590 PS (433 kW) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the model to rocket from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and onto a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Besides the almighty engine, the Levante Trofeo has been equipped with an aggressive exterior that includes Full Matrix LED headlights, a piano black grille and muscular air intakes with honeycomb mesh inserts. The sporty styling cues don’t stop there as designers also installed a ventilated hood and an assortment of carbon fiber components.
Other unique touches include “Saetta” Trofeo logos on the C-pillars and massive 22-inch forged aluminum wheels which are the largest ever fitted on a Maserati. A closer inspection also reveals a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and a body-color diffuser.
Moving into the cabin, drivers will find sculpted sport seats which are covered in Pieno Fiore natural leather upholstery. The model also has contrast stitching and Trofeo logos embroidered on the headrests.
The sporty philosophy is apparent thanks to matte carbon fiber trim, paddle shifters and a unique instrument cluster with V8 badging. The crossover also boasts a dashboard-mounted clock, unique floor mats and a 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound system.
Since the Levante Trofeo is all about performance, the company created a new Corsa driving mode with a launch control function. Maserati says the mode improves engine response and gear changes while also reducing the ride height and firming up the suspension.
The Trofeo will also become the first Levante to come equipped with the Integrated Vehicle Control system. The automaker says it will provide a “genuine Maserati driving experience” by preventing vehicle instability rather than correcting issues after they occur.
The Maserati Levante Trofeo will go into production this summer and the company will offer a launch edition exclusively in Canada and the United States. It features dark exterior accents, exclusive interior combinations and a launch edition badge on the center console.