Maserati launched a new trio of performance models, this morning from its headquarters in Modena, Italy. The new Trofeo performance, which originally launched in 2018 with the Levante Trofeo has now expanded to include the Quattroporte and Ghibli models. To help celebrate, Maserati, highlighted its all-Italian identity, the colors were chosen for the Trofeo collection launch are those of the country’s flag; green for Quattroporte, white for Levante and red for Ghibli.
The trio is powered by the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 580 horsepower and 730 Nm (538 lb.-ft.) of torque. The engine is still built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello, Italy to Maserati’s specifications. Already under the hood of the Maserati Levante Trofeo, has been modified and tuned to deliver equally impressive performance on the two other Maserati sedans.
Though the engine is completely new for the Ghibli, the twin-turbocharged V8 has been used in the past on the Quattroporte GTS, producing 530 horsepower in that version. Both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo models claim to share the title of the fastest Maserati sedans ever, with a top speed of 326 km/h (202 mph). Both cars can produce 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.3 seconds. Both sedan come standard with ZF-based 8-speed automatic transmissions.
The 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo features a top speed of 302 km/h (187 mph). The Levante Trofeo also features a faster 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) time in 4.1 seconds thanks to its Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with rear Limited-Slip Differential.
Like Levante Trofeo, the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo also incorporate the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system, with a specific setup that guarantees enhanced driving dynamics, greater active safety, and even more thrilling performance. The sedans have the “Corsa” button that sets the car for an even sportier driving style, while “Launch Control” is now offered on both sedans.
Styling also plays a big part in the Trofeo performance lineup, by offering special styling touches specifically for the Trofeo models. This includes a front grille with twin-vertical bars in Black Piano finish and the introduction of carbon fiber on the front of the air duct trims and rear extractor, for an even more aggressive look. Both sedans also feature new taillamps that feature similar styling with the Alfieri concept car. A new design element for the Trofeo lineup for 2021, is the addition of red accents to the bottom profiles of the side air vents and the lightning bolt on the Trident badge on the C-pillars.
With the Ghibli Trofeo, the hood has been redesigned with two aggressive air ducts to allow for better cooling for the twin-turbocharged V8. The hood is similar in design to the Levante Trofeo. Both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo come with 21-inch “Orione” aluminum wheels, while 22-inch versions come on the Levante Trofeo.
Inside, the Trofeo models get a new on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface at switch-on, while the headrests bear the Trofeo badge with the name in three-dimensional relief. The exclusivity also extends to the interior upholstery, in full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather. Several new technology features have also arrived for 2021. MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant), the multimedia screen with upgraded resolution, and a larger 10.1-inch size on both Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo. The Levante retains the 8.4-inch display, but with improved resolution and graphics.
The Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) system also has evolved to include new functions, and thanks to Active Driving Assist the assisted driving function can now be activated on urban roads and ordinary highways.
Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo will be built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (Turin), and Levante Trofeo at the Mirafiori (Turin) plant. Maserati did not release any details on pricing or when the cars will be reaching dealer showrooms.
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