Auto Shows 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo Packs a 590-HP Twin-Turbo V-8

02:00  29 march  2018
02:00  29 march  2018 Source:   Motor Trend

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The Maserati Levante Trofeo is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati . A 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V 8 engine that has been engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and delivers an astounding 590 hp at 6

That means the Maserati Levante will finally get a V 8 engine next year and will Power is expected to come from a twin - turbo V 8 sourced from Ferrari – the same The new Levante GTS is said to be priced around 6,700, whereas the Trofeo could set you back 8,800, more than a 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

New Maserati boss Tim Kuniskis knows a thing or two about performance cars. In his former life at Dodge, he was responsible for launching the thundering 707-hp Dodge Hellcats and the extraordinary 840-hp Dodge Demon. After those, the 590-hp Maserati Levante Trofeo could almost seem an anti-climax. Almost.

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We get it. You really dislike ads. Here's an idea; how about supporting Carscoops by sharing our content on social media channels like Facebook , Reddit and Twitter ? Maserati will reportedly expand its engine lineup offered on the Levante with the introduction of a new range-topper

Maserati built a prototype Levante crossover with its twin - turbo V 8 and all-wheel drive. It's also relatively crowded, with the logical bogeys being the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (520 hp ) and Turbo S (570 hp ) and the Range Rover Sport SVR (550 hp ).

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"Maserati will never put emotion second," said Kuniskis as he warmed up the crowd prior to the reveal of Maserati's most powerful SUV at the New York show. But that didn't stop him quickly reeling off some impressive numbers once the Levante Trofeo had taken center stage at New York's Javits Center.

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In addition to 590 hp at 6,250 rpm, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 under the Levante Trofeo's hood kicks out a stout 538-lb-ft of torque from 2,250 rpm to 5,000 rpm. That combination, says Kuniskis, is enough to scoot the all-wheel-drive Maserati to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and to a top speed of just over 187 mph.

The engine, hand-assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, is one of the most powerful ever fitted to a Maserati. Its specific output—156 hp per liter—is the highest of any Maserati engine ever produced.

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1 2019 Maserati Levante GTS Spied with Ferrari V 8 , May Set That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the Levante will get the twin - turbo V 8 from the Quattroporte GTS! There’s hearsay according to which the Levante GTS could get 550 PS (542 hp ), with the Levante Trofeo getting in the ballpark of 600

The 2015 Maserati Levante will be available in three engines: a three liter twin turbo charged V6 engine which delivers a horsepower of 410 HP , a 3.8 liter twin turbo charged V 8 engine which delivers a horsepower of 580 HP and a turbo diesel 2019 BMW i5 – Huge potential for seriously good move.

The powertrain features a new Corsa mode with launch control capability in addition to the Normal, Sport, I.C.E., and Off Road modes of the regular Levante. The Corsa mode delivers the sharpest engine response and quickest gear shifts, as well as lowering the ride height and stiffening the shocks. The Trofeo is also the first Levante to be fitted with Maserati's Integrated Vehicle Control system, which better reacts to vehicle inputs to deliver optimum stability.

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Externally, the Trofeo is distinguished from other Levante variants by its piano-black grille, redesigned hood with two cooling vents, and a front fascia with large cooling intakes. There's also a new rear bumper, new 22-inch forged aluminum wheels, and carbon-fiber cosmetic detailing all round. Inside is matte carbon-fiber trim and paddle shifters, unique instrument cluster graphics and a standard 1,280-watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

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Maserati will reportedly expand its engine lineup offered on the Levante with the introduction of a new range-topper, using the twin - turbo V 8 engine found on the Quattroporte. The 3.8-liter unit produces 523 HP in its current configuration

The 3.0 Twin Turbo V 6 petrol engine is available with two different power outputs: 430 HP or 350 HP . LEVANTE PACKS An unmistakable blend of style, versatility and power makes the Maserati Levante a truly exceptional car.

The show car's matte-finish Grigio Lava paint, matte-finish wheels, and red brake calipers will be available as part of a limited-run Launch edition of the Levante Trofeo. Launch edition cars, which also feature black chrome badging, will also be available in seven other unique exterior colors, and offer exclusive black leather trim with blue or yellow contrast stitching, plus a personalized badge on the center console.

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