A powerful Twin Turbo V8 on a finely tuned chassis combined with an elegantly restyled, carbon finished exterior and an exclusive interior. The interior wrapped in “Pieno Fiore” full-grain natural leather, bring the Levante Trofeo on top of its class in terms of performance, road handling and GranTurismo pedigree.
Levante Trofeo on top
Two years after the official launch of the Levante SUV, Maserati presents its new top of the range version.
It is the Trofeo, the first Levante built around a V8 engine and one of the fastest SUVs ever built, boasting a top speed well over 300 km/h (187 mph).
Thanks to its remarkable weight/power ratio of 3,6 kg/hp (8.1 lb./hp).
The Levante Trofeo needs only 3.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h (0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds).
34.5 metres (113 feet) of braking distance before coming to a complete stop. These two figures fairly describe a super car disguised in a high-end SUV form.
The Powerful Levante
The Levante Trofeo is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati. In the 104-year history of the Trident, only the race-bred, limited series MC12 boasted a higher output engine, an aspirated 630hp V12.
The Ultimate Maserati of SUVs
Re-engineered and upgraded 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8
Maserati engine with highest specific output ever (156 hp/litre)
590 hp (441 kW) power output at 6,250 rpm
730 Nm (538 lb.- ft.) peak torque at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm
Remarkable weight/power ratio of 3,6 kg/hp (8.1 lb./hp)
0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds) , top speed over 300 km/h (187 mph)
Chassis tuned for outstanding performance and exhilarating driving experience
Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system with rear Limited-Slip Differential
Sportier exterior with new carbon fibre cues and22” forged aluminium wheels
First Levante with full Matrix LED headlights
Exclusive interiors featuring sport seats wrapped with “Pieno Fiore” full-grain leather
New shift lever with dual lane pattern
New Corsa Driving Mode with Launch Control
First Levante with Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) for improved driving dynamics
Born as an undercover engineering project
Tested in diverse weather and all-road conditions around the world
The 3.8-litre V8 power unitthat lies under the bonnet is a re-engineered,upgraded version of the engine fitted in the flagship Quattroporte GTS.
Delivering 590 hp (441 kW) at 6,250 rpm and 730 Nm peak torque(538 lb.-ft.) at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm. Like any other petrol Maserati engine, this V8 has been developed by Maserati Powertrain in cooperationwith Ferrari.
No compromise with comfort & safety
The chassis of the fastest Levante ever has been meticulously tuned to handle the higher power output, providing an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise in terms of long distance comfort and active safety.
The Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system has been incorporated for the first time in a Levante for impressive driving dynamics, better performanceand genuine Maserati driving pleasure.
The Levante Trofeo is definitely the purest expression of the GranTurismo philosophy in the SUV segment.
The unmistakable Levante design has reached new levels of sportiness in this top of the line. The elegant restyling was mainly focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper and is underlined by carbon fibre design cues.
Its 22-inch forged aluminium “Orione” wheels – the largest ever fitted on a Maserati. The Trofeo is the first Levante model equipped with Full Matrix LED headlights.
Beautiful Interior brings you in heaven
Interior designers have come up with elegant ways to create a distinctive environment within the Levante Trofeo cabin. The sculpted sport seats feature a premium full-grain “Pieno Fiore” leatherwith a genuinely soft feel.
The natural tanning treatmentof the “Pieno Fiore” leather ensures itdevelops its own characteristics and a uniquely personal character over time.
The development of a V8 Levante started as a skunkworks project by the Maserati technical centre in Modena, well before the official launch of the SUV model in 2016.
Without informingthe headquarters in Viale Ciro Menotti 322, the engineers built a V8 prototype intended to test the performance limits of the Levante platform.
That unbranded V8 “mule” prototypewas an inspiration for the top management toproceed with the development of a super Levante built around a Twin Turbo V8 engine.
The high performance targets
The development phase officially commenced in summer 2016,following the World Premiere of the Maserati of SUVs. The engineers were given a challenging time frame.
They were immediately focused, in association with their counterparts in Ferrari, on mating the V8 engine with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.
Reaching the high performance targets of the project. The fine tuning of suspension and electronics and the inclusion of the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC)in the ESP management were the next steps in the Trofeo’s development phase.
In May 2017, Maserati engineers and testers were sent around the world to test the firstV8 “mule” prototypesin diverseroad and extreme weather conditions,ranging from the proving grounds of Balocco, Nardòand Barcelona to the twisty, desert or icy roads ofSierra Nevada, South Africa, Arizona and Lapland.
The long-term testing activities covered extreme environments and climates ranging from -35°C to well over 40°C (-31°F – 104°F).
The Levante Trofeo made its World Premiere at the 2018 New York International Auto Show and is manufactured at the refurbished plant of Mirafiori (Turin), Italy.
Maserati made waves in New York introducing the limited series Trofeo Launch Edition that was exclusively intended for a small number of Maserati enthusiasts in the USA and Canada. The Trofeo LE was not only the fastest Levante,ever but also the most desirable.