The most powerful Maserati to date is the 590 horsepower Levante Trofeo SUV, courtesy of Ferrari.
After helping develop the Dodge Hellcat and Demons both of which churn out 700-840 horsepower respectively, one would expect the new Maserati boss, Tim Kuniskis to know what he is doing. Which is exactly why Maserati has now decided to give us the most powerful production Maserati ever, with the new Levante Trofeo. Maserati took the wraps off the new super SUV at the New York Auto Show.
The Maserati Levante Trofeo gets a 3.8-litre, Twinturbo V8 which can generate 591bhp @ 6,250 rpm and 730Nm of torque between 2,250 rpm – 5,000 rpm. This results in a 0-100km/h time of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 300km/h aided by the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System. This engine is borrowed from Ferrari and it will be hand built in Maranello, while the production of the Levante Trofeo will begin this summer at the refurbished Maserati plant in Mirafiori (Turin), Italy.
“It’s proof that when you play with the elements you end up in a storm”, says Maserati CEO Tim Kuniskis. “In the case of Trofeo, the engineers and designers in Modena knew that the driveline parameters were more than able to cope with additional power and they also knew that Maserati had access to the finest engines on earth. So, they were up to the challenge of making the finest luxury SUV also the fastest”.
Though it may not be as powerful as the 641bhp Lamborghini Urus, the Levante Trofeo may just be a glimpse of what can be expected from Ferrari as they have confirmed that an SUV from Maranello is also on its way soon.