Maserati has introduced a hardcore version of its Levante SUV. Now featuring a biturbo V8 engine, the Levante Trofeo promises the ultimate performance from its SUV range.
The headline numbers make for great reading. The engine is a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 motor, made by Ferrari in Maranello and it pushes out 440 kW and 730 Nm. It's enough to see the Maserati Levante Trofeo hit 100 kph in a claimed 3.9 seconds and it boasts a top speed of over 300 kph.
Maserati claims this engine "boasts the highest output per litre (156 hp/litre) of any Maserati powerplant ever produced." Under the skin, the Maserati Levante Trofeo's chassis has been tuned to cope with the additional power, while not sacrificing ride comfort. All that power goes to the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system via an automatic transmission.
The new Maserati Levante Trofeo features forged 22-inch alloys, which are available in both polished and matte finishes, carbon fibre detailing both in and out as well as full matrix LED headlights. The cabin boasts leather sculpted sports seats, matte carbon fibre trim, Trofeo badges dotted around the cabin and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system. The Levante Trofeo is produced at the Maserati factory in Mirafiori, Turin, Italy.