Maserati’s Trofeo Saloons Break 202mph
Maserati has extended its V8- powered Trofeo range to three models, as new high-performance versions of the Ghibli and Quattroporte join the existing Levante Trofeo. The 580hp Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 3.8- litre petrol V8 engine can now be ordered in Maserati’s four-door saloon car ranges. Bearing ‘Trofeo’ badges, both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are now capable of a top speed in excess of 202mph – which makes these the fastest regular Maserati production models ever made. The Ghibli Trofeo can do 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds, while the Quattroporte Trofeo takes 0.2sec more. Power is transmitted via a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels, in contrast to the Levante Trofeo, launched in the UK last year, which is four-wheel drive. A new Corsa driving mode improves throttle and engine response, speeds up gearshifts, opens the exhaust valves fully, stiffens and lowers the suspension and lets the electronic control systems be more playful. Also new for the Trofeo models is a Launch Control function.
Styling upgrades for the Trofeo saloons distinguish them from the rest of the range, as well as improving aerodynamics and cooling. The front lower splitter, blades in the front air intakes and rear diffuser are all made of high-gloss carbonfibre.
The Ghibli features two extra air vents on the bonnet. Larger 21-inch alloy wheels are also new. As part of a MY2021 refresh, there are also new ‘boomerang’ rear light clusters, new front grilles and additional carbonfibre inserts.
Inside is a sportier trim treatment and leather sports seats featuring the Trofeo name alongside the Trident. Maserati’s latest infotainment system is controlled via a larger touchscreen (10.1in versus 8.4in). The Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo can be ordered now, priced at £103,890 and £126,890 respectively. The existing Levante Trofeo costs from £124,940.