Now the Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Powered Lavante GTS 550PS SUV
The Maserati Levante has welcomed the GTS nomenclature, along with an extensive list of upgrades and a powerful V8 engine breathing air from behind a large Trident of Poseidon badged grille.
Presented for the 1st time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it uses the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 unit as the Quattroporte GTS, which is made by Ferrari in Maranello.
The powertrain has been re-engineered to work together with the AWD (all-wheel drive) system, and delivers 550PS (542hp / 404kW) and 730Nm (538lb-ft) of torque to the wheels.
Maserati says the Levante GTS takes 4.2 secs to reach 100km/h (62mph) and maxes out at 292km/h (181mph).
In addition to adding the powerful engine from its flagship sedan, the Maserati Levante GTS has a tuned chassis, and an updated exterior design. The latter “focuses on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper”, according to the iconic Italian automaker, which gives it a sporty sophisticated look.
The cockpit is fitted with Full Premium leather, or optional full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather, alongside the sport pedals and a premium sound system from Harman Kardon, with 14 speakers.
Along with the Levante GTS, Maserati also brought the Levante Trofeo to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Marking its European premiere, after it debuted in New York earlier this year, it has 590PS (582hp / 433kW) and 730Nm (538lb-ft) of torque from a twin-turbo V8 engine and goes from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.9sec, and up to a top speed of more than 300km/h (186mph).
The luxury Italian carmaker has updated the legendary Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante with a redesigned gearshift lever, which premiered initially in the Levante Trofeo, and the MTC+ infotainment system has been enhanced in all 3 models.
For the 1st time Pieno Fiore leather can be ordered as an optional extra on all 3 vehicles, and the company offers 2 new high-gloss interior veneers for the Ghibli and Quattroporte, and 3 for the Levante.
The color palette has been updated for MY 2019, and there are new 20 and 21-in wheels, the Levante GTS and Trofeo stands on 22-inchers.
The Maserati Design Center has come up with a specific front grille and side skirts created exclusively for the Quattroporte GTS GranSport, and finally, the Nerissimo package is now available with a wider range of colors.
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