Maserati unveils the fastest factory sedans it has ever made


The Maserati Levante Trofeo, which we described as one of the fastest SUVs ever made, has two new family members and if you enjoy performance and power they should go on your wish list.

In short, this means that the 582bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the Maserati Levante Trofeo, is now in the 2021 versions of the Ghibli and the Quattroporte.

“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,” Maserati wrote in a media release.

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The new twin-turbo V8 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

Unlike the Levante, the Ghibli and the Quattroporte both send all of that power (and 730Nm of torque) to the rear wheels via the eight-speed ZF auto gearbox. Top speeds are 327kmh (203mph) and the Ghibli gets from 0-100kmh (62mph) in 4.3 seconds, with the Quattroporte taking 0.2 seconds longer. The Levante, with its four wheel drive, manages the same sprint in 4.1 seconds.

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The new Maserati Quattroporte has joined the Trofeo family.

“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,” Maserati states.

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The interior with the new infotainment system on the Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

“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.”

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