Maserati Levante Trofeo debuts at 2018 NYIAS

Maserati Levante Trofeo now equipped with 3.8L V8 engine
 
 
Maserati recently revealed at the New York International Motor Show its V8-powered Levante, its ultimate SUV capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph in just 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 300 kph.
 
The Levante Trofeo is equipped with a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and has a power output of 590 hp at 6,250 rpm and 538 lb. ft. of peak torque at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm.
 
 
To match it with one of Maserati’s powerful engines, the Trofeo has been tuned to handle the higher power output and to provide a driving experience while not compromising the comfort. This tuning ensures that the Levante Trofeo continues to embody the essence of the Maserati GranTurismo philosophy with supercar performance.
 
The restyling of the Levante Trofeo is focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, and also comes with 22-inch aluminum “Orione” wheels.
 
 
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 fiber 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 front grille with double vertical bars in a piano black finish and lower honeycomb mesh fascia, as well as body colour 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.
 

 

Apart from the existing driving, the new “Corsa” Driving mode with Launch Control functionality has been added to further improve engine response and open exhaust valves in acceleration, as well as provide faster gear shifting, lower air suspension height levels, sportier Skyhook damping and optimized Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive settings and interact with Traction Control and ESP systems to maximize driving pleasure.