Maserati unveiled the first Levante built around a V8 engine at the New York International Auto Show. Its about Raise Trophy, the latest Maserati SUV capable of 0 acceleration to 100 km / h in just 3,9 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 300 km / h.
The Levante Trofeo is equipped with a 8-liter Twin Turbo V3.8 engine which has been designed to pair perfectly with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system and offers astonishing power of 590 hp at 6.250 rpm and 730 Nm of maximum torque between 2.250 and 5.000 rpm.
The impeller boasts the highest specific power (156 hp per liter) of any Maserati engine ever produced and, like all Maserati engines, has been assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.
The faster Levante's chassis has been tuned to handle the most power and offers an exhilarating driving experience without compromising comfort levels.. This fine-tuning ensures that the Levante Trofeo manages to embody the essence of the Maserati GranTurismo philosophy and supercar performance.
The unmistakable design of the Levante has reached new levels of sportiness with this Trofeo version, the top of the range. The elegant restyling focused primarily on the front fenders and rear bumper, as well as being underlined by the 22-inch "Orione" forged aluminum wheels, the largest ever fitted to a Maserati, available in polished and matte finishes.
The side air intakes in the lower fascia feature a new and more aggressive design, defined by two aerodynamic wings that give a feeling of greater stability, giving a visual sensation of “pushing” the weight of the vehicle towards the huge front wheels. And to help improve airflow distribution, the Maserati Trofeo is equipped with side bezel blades and a splitter, all made of carbon fiber.
The rear also looks wider and more muscular, with a sharper carbon fiber horizontal element and a lower body-colored extractor that hugs the oval exhaust tips.
Up front, the Levante Trofeo has Full Matrix LED headlights, a front grille with dual vertical bars in a piano black finish and honeycomb mesh on the lower fascia, as well as body-colored door handles, oval exhausts in a dark finish and high-performance brake calipers painted in red, blue, black, silver or yellow. And to top it all, specific “Saetta” Trofeo logos adorn the iconic c-pillars of the SUV coupe.
Specific details such as the lower splitter, the front air intake side bezels, the side skirt inserts and the rear extractor are made of ultra-light and glossy carbon fiber, giving the Levante Trofeo a daring racing look. Even the hood is new, with two aggressive outlets for better cylinder head cooling. And under the hood, the engine cover is also made of glossy carbon fiber with a V8 lettering and the iconic Trident logo, while the cylinder heads and intake manifolds are painted red.
Interior designers have devised elegant ways to create a distinctive atmosphere within the Levante Trofeo cabin. The sports seats are sculpted from premium full grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather, available in black, red and tan, all with contrast stitching and embroidered “Trophy” logo on the headrests. The “Pieno Fiore” leather is not comparable to any other leather used in the automotive industry for its natural and soft touch and for the unique character that it develops over the years.
A new matte carbon fiber trim on the gear lever, specific graphics on the instrument cluster, floor mats with metallic “Trofeo” logo badges and a Maserati watch, with a unique and elegant dial, elegantly underline the sporty and exclusive character. of this extraordinary Levante, which is equipped as standard with a Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound audio system with 1.280 watts and 17 speakers for an exceptional listening experience.
Production of the Levante Trofeo will begin this year at the renovated Maserati plant in Mirafiori (Turin), Italy.