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Maserati lobs Ghibli, Levante & Quattroporte Trofeos

The fastest Maserati production cars yet have arrived Down Under in Trofeo form

10 Mar 2021

THE most powerful series production Maseratis have touched down in Australia in the form of the Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte Trofeos, which all take the cake as the most expensive versions of their respective ranges.

 

Priced from $265,000, $336,990 and $376,900 plus on-road costs respectively, all three Trofeos carry at least a $68,000 premium over their GranSport stablemates with that difference ballooning out to $106,910 in the case of the Quattroporte.

 

At the heart of the new performance heroes is a Maserati-specified, Ferrari-built twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 petrol engine developing 433kW of power and 730Nm of torque, all of which is channelled via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

 

In the sedan, drive is sent exclusively to the rear wheels while the Levante – fittingly for an SUV – scores all-wheel drive.

 

This all-paw traction is reflected in the Levante Trofeo’s 3.9-second 0-100km/h sprint whereas the Ghibli and Quattroporte take 4.3s and 4.5s respectively.

 

The Levante’s top speed is pegged at 304km/h while the sedans will push on to 326km/h, enough to also make them the fastest series production Maseratis to date, as well as the most powerful (along with the Levante).

 

To help get the most out of the powertrain as well as enhance their dynamic prowess, all three come fitted as standard with launch control, various drive modes, rear limited-slip differential and Skyhook shock absorbers.

 

Setting the Trofeos apart from their lesser stablemates by their more aggressive body kits and styling touches including new air duct trims on the fenders and a new rear diffuser.

 

The Ghibli also features two extra air vents in the bonnet to both enhance engine cooling as well as add a bit of extra visual flair.

 

Standard equipment highlights on the locally delivered performance trio includes the newest version of the Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system projected onto a 10.1-inch screen in the sedans and an 8.4-inch unit in the Levante, full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather and a full suite of ADAS systems.

 

Maserati Australia and New Zealand COO Glen Sealey was thrilled to announce the local pricing of the trio and hinted there would be more to come.

 

“We call it the ‘Art of Fast’ and these vehicles are the start of a product onslaught from Maserati over the coming months as the brand enters a new era,” he said.

 

80 new Maseratis have found homes so far this year ending February, six less than it managed over the same period last year with the Levante accounting for 50 of them.

 

2021 Maserati Levante pricing*

350 (a) $127,000
GranSport (a) $146,990
GranLusso (a) $146,990
S GranSport (a) $182,490
S GranLusso (a) $182,490
GTS (a) $268,990
Trofeo (a) $336,990

*Excludes on-road costs

 

2021 Maserati Ghibli pricing*

Ghibli (a) $144,990
GranSport (a) $168,990
GranLusso (a) $168,990
S GranSport (a) $175,000
S GranLusso (a) $175,000
Trofeo (a) $265,000

*Excludes on-road costs

 

2021 Maserati Quattroporte pricing*

Quattroporte (a) $210,990
GranSport (a) $227,990
GranLusso (a) $227,990
S GranSport (a) $269,990
S GranLusso (a) $269,990
Trofeo (a) $376,900

*Excludes on-road costs


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