The Mercedes S-Class’ Rival from Maserati Surprises with Its New Engine

The Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli have received Trofeo versions, the main feature of which is a 580-hp turbo V8 by Ferrari.

Maserati has introduced high-performance versions of the Ghibli and Quattroporte. They have received the prefix ‘Trofeo’ in the name and have joined the ranks of the Levante Trofeo debuted last year. Now, the manufacturer’s upgraded line-up has three models. On the occasion of their premiere, the cars were painted in the colors of the Italian flag.

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Despite the fact that Maserati has repeatedly announced the development of its own powerful engine, the released car family still receives a 3.8-liter turbo V8 by Ferrari, which produces up to 588 hp and 730 Nm.

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The engine is paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive system with a self-locking differential. The Ghibli Trofeo accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, and the Quattroporte Trofeo, which will now compete with the best modifications of the Mercedes S-Class, – in 4.5 seconds. A top speed of both models is 326 km/h. At the same time, the Maserati Levante Trofeo reaches a 100-km/h mark in 4.1 seconds.

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Also, the special versions have received a front suspension with a double wishbone, a multi-link rear suspension, adaptive shock absorbers by Skyhook, stabilizers, launch-control and the ‘Corsa’ driving mode. As for visual changes, the Trofeo versions can be distinguished by an upgraded grille, a more aggressive diffuser, side air intakes with red accents, and updated taillights and 21-inch Orione wheels. The younger model has also received a redesigned hood with vents for better engine cooling.

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The interior has a perfect balance of sportiness and elegance. It is finished with coarse-grained Pieno Fiore leather, which is lined with contrasting threads. Carbon fiber elements are used as decoration, and the word ‘Trofeo’ is embroidered on the headrests.

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The models are equipped with a new 10.1-inch infotainment system, as well as a semi-autonomous driving system. A new dashboard features redesigned graphics.

The Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo will be assembled at the Grigliasco plant in Turin (Italy). Release dates, as well as prices, will be announced later.

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