Maserati has finally introduced some serious muscle to its iconic sedans with the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo additions.
When Maserati released the Levante Trofeo, the most powerful versions of its slick SUV, back in 2018, purist fans of the trident brand were left in gaping anticipation. After all, it’s not like the Modena marque is best known for its people movers. Where was the steroid injection for the brand’s eye-catching sedans? Well, the wait is over, with the new Quattroporte and Ghibli additions to the Trofeo family.
As if to accentuate its origins, Maserati has chosen to accent the new additions in the colours of the Italian flag – white for the previously launched Levante, green for the Quattroporte, and red for the Ghibli. These subtle touches, combined with the burnished chrome-work and glossy red trims, ensure a particularly aggressive yet elegant look for the new models.
The heart of Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo is the 3.8 l V8 Twin Turbo engine, which boasts a power output of 580 raging stallions at 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 730 Nm. The engine (which is the same as that of the Levante Trofeo and Quattroporte GTS), is built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello to Maserati’s specifications and has been modified and developed to deliver equally impressive performances on the rear-engine models, making the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo the fastest Maserati sedans ever, with an eye-watering top speed of 326 km/h.
The new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo also incorporate the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system, with a specific setup that guarantees enhanced driving dynamics, greater active safety, and even more thrilling performance. The sedans’ Corsa button sets the car for an even sportier driving style, while the Launch Control function unleashes all the engine’s power and delivers an authentic Maserati driving experience.
The new additions also see major changes at the rear of the cars, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car, while the Ghibli Trofeo’s bonnet has also been restyled, and now features two aggressive air ducts for better cooling, just like on Levante Trofeo.
While the unique signature of every Maserati is the sound of its engine, the Trofeo collection models also include additional signature touches, including front grilles with twin vertical bars in black piano finish; front air duct trims and rear extractors in carbon fibre; and subtle red detailing.
The Trofeo characterisation continues in the interior, with a new on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface at switch-on, while the headrests – in full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather – bear the Trofeo badge with the name in three-dimensional relief. The ADAS system has evolved to include new functions, and thanks to Active Driving Assist the assisted driving function can now be activated on urban roads and ordinary highways. New technologies also appear in MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant), including a larger 10.1-inch multimedia screen with upgraded resolution.
Both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with 21-inch aluminium Orione wheels.
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