Modena, August 10th 2020 – First came Levante, presented in 2018, as the Granturismo philosophy in the body of an SUV with a potential speed of 302 kilometres an hour.
Now, Ghibli and Quattroporte will be available in the Trofeo version, the top of the Maserati range. The brand’s trident – performance, style and flawless handling – honed to perfection. They will boast the same distinguishing features, remaining true to their original identities – sedans according to Maserati – but in a superlative new expression. They are to the previous versions what Flash is to Barry Allen, what Batman is to Bruce Wayne or Superman to Clark Kent. No capes or lasers beaming from the headlights, however, they have the power to hit 326 kilometres an hour: the fastest factory-issued Maserati sedans ever. They represent the ultra-modern fulfilment of the brand’s racing promise, which in the 1960’s came up with the concept of a sporty luxury sedan model. Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo represent a further evolution of the sedan, destiny’s children sporting carbon-fibre inserts. And they are also immune to kryptonite.
Animated by a 580 horsepower V8 engine, they will speed along on 21-inch wheels, the largest sizes within this range. The hood of the Ghibli, already considered one of the most beautiful sedans ever, will boast two supplementary air vents, which relieve the heat whilst bustling a gritty roar. The lateral air vents, on the other hand, are bordered in red and wield the Trofeo name. The interiors are to be wrapped in full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather and, just like the exteriors, they will boast 100% carbon-fibre inserts: Ghibli and Quattroporte in their Sunday best.
Even the infotainment is new: a processor that’s four times as powerful, screen resolution that’s ten times better and a memory with twice the capacity of the previous version. This new system, featuring a high-resolution screen similar to a tablet, will render the user experience much more enjoyable, complete and customisable. The Italian flag will embellish the central pillar and, for their official launch, the Quattroporte model will be green, white Levante and red Ghibli. Because these superheroes are Made in Italy. Furthermore, Levante Trofeo, has been restyled with new rear lights, a new infotainment system and new design features. The Trofeo collection is not just about innovation for Maserati; it is about surpassing preconceptions and expectations. Superlative in every way, Trofeo redefines what a sedan and a SUV can be.
- Maserati expands the Trofeo collection: Levante is joined by Ghibli and Quattroporte
- Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo: the fastest Maserati sedans ever;
- Technical specifications;
- V8 engine in Ghibli for the first time
- New on-board technological features for the Trofeo collection
Maserati writes a new chapter in its history by expanding its Trofeo collection. Following the 2018 launch of Levante Trofeo, the SUV’s most extreme, most powerful version, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo are now available, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury.
To highlight once again Maserati’s all-Italian identity, the colours chosen for the Trofeo collection launch are those of the country’s flag: green for Quattroporte, white for Levante and red for Ghibli, which combine with the burnished chrome-work and glossy red trims for a particularly aggressive and elegant look.
Maserati reinterprets its sedans by introducing the V8 engine.
The heart of Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo is the 3.8 l V8 Twin Turbo with power output of 580 hp at 6,250 rpm and peak torque of 730 Nm.
The engine, which has already revealed all its power on Levante Trofeo, is built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello to Maserati’s specifications, and has been modified and developed to deliver equally impressive performances on the rear-engine sedans.
Although completely new for Ghibli, the V8 engine has already been used in the past on Quattroporte GTS, in the 530 hp version. Today the 580 hp V8 engine is available on the new Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante* Trofeo, in full compliance with fuel efficiency and emissions standards.
Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo can proudly claim to be the fastest Maserati sedans ever, with a top speed of 326 km/h. Levante Trofeo’s maximum speed is 302 km/h.
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. Also included is Launch Control, a function that first appeared on Levante Trofeo, to unleash all the engine’s power and deliver breath-taking performance and an authentic Maserati driving experience.
While the unique signature of every Maserati is the sound of its engine, now the Trofeo collection will be even more unmistakable in looks, thanks to special stylistic touches that characterise these r high performance models. These include the front grille with twin vertical bars in Black Piano finish, and the introduction of carbon fibre on the front air duct trims and rear extractor, for an even more aggressive effect.
The whole Trofeo collection is distinguished by the red details that characterise the bottom profiles of the side air vents and the lightning bolt on the Trident badge on the C-pillars.
There are major changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
In terms of the Ghibli Trofeo, the bonnet has also been restyled, featuring two aggressive air ducts for better cooling, just like on Levante Trofeo.
Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with 21” aluminium Orione wheels. 22” Orione wheels are available on Levante Trofeo.
The Trofeo characterisation continues in the interior, with 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.
The ADAS system 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.
New technologies also appear in MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant), the multimedia screen with upgraded resolution and larger size – 10.1” on both Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo, while Levante retains the 8.4” display, but with improved resolution and graphics. Furthermore, thanks to the Maserati Connect programme, now the Trofeo collection is always connected, with a full set of services to simplify its use.
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.
*590 hp in some markets
|TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS||LEVANTE TROFEO||GHIBLI TROFEO||QUATTROPORTE TROFEO|
|Engine Layout||Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)||Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)||Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)|
|Max. power output (hp @ rpm)||580@ 6,250 (Europe; North America; Korea; China; Japan; India)|
|580 @ 6,750||580 @ 6,750|
|Peak torque (Nm @ rpm)||730 @ 2.500 – 5,000||730@ 2.250-5.250||730@ 2,250– 5,250|
|Fuel Consumption WLTC||13.2-13.7||12.3-12.6||12.2-12.5|
|0-100 km/h (sec)||4.1 (Europe; North America; Korea; China; Japan; India)|
3.9 (other markets)
|Top speed (km/h)||302 km/h (Europe; North America; Korea; China; Japan; India)|
304 km/h (other markets)
|100-0 km/h (m)||34.5||34.0||34.0|
|Gearbox||ZF eight-speed automatic|
|Transmission||Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with rear Limited-Slip Differential||Rear-wheel drive with rear limited slip self-locking mechanical differential||Rear-wheel drive with self-locking differential|
|Front Suspension||Double-wishbone, adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers||Double-wishbone, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar||Double-wishbone, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-Link, adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers||Multi-Link, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar||Multi-Link, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Length/width/height (mm)||5,003 / 1,968 / 1,679||4,971 / 1,945 / 1,461||5,262 / 1,948 / 1,481|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||2,170||1,969||2,000|
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