Maserati brings a 590-horsepower SUV

New York (USA), 29. March 2018

Maserati CEO Tim Kuniskis says it with plenty of Italian Pathos: "The Levant Trofeo is a proof that you can have a storm to conjure up, if you play with the elements." Wrong, he didn't, if you look at the data for the new Trident-Super-SUVs. The New York Auto Show In 2018 (28. March to 9. April) once again the Mecca of the high-roof cars with too much power. According to Jaguar, with its 550-HP F-Pace SVR Maserati comes around the corner and is a belonging. The Levante Trofeo shows off lewd 590 HP and 730 Newton metres of torque. So far, the Levante was with 440 HP, the highest of the feelings. A stronger Performance model has been rumored to be longer. That it is brutal but so, therefore, is a fist-thick Surprise.

Over 300 km/h

Thanks to the thoroughly optimised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, which brought it so far in the Quattroporte GTS 530 HP, the Levant Trofeo namely, the currently most powerful Maserati. Under the crankcase, a special crank shaft unit, a new oil Pump as well as an additional belt drive. The new turbocharger also have a higher flow. Cylinder head, camshafts, valves, pistons, and connecting rods have also been modified. 156 PS power output per liter mean a new record for Maserati machines. The unit is screwed at Ferrari in Maranello together and delivers its Power through a ZF eight-speed automatic to all four wheels. For the first time, it combines a V8 with the Q4 all-wheel-drive system. The manage seems well. The Levante Trofeo to sprint in 3.9 seconds from 0-100 km/h and a top speed of over 300 km/h. Much faster it is in the SUV range.

New Corsa Mode

A power to weight ratio of 3.6 pounds per horsepower, (Yes, the Trofeo weighs so 2.124 kg), a weight balance of 51:49 and the low centre of gravity to the Mega-Levante also have the driving dynamics to Shine. In addition, there is a new "Corsa"driving mode with Launch Control function. In "Corsa" promise to the Italians, better acceleration, quicker gear changes, a lowered, streamlined air suspension, and a sportier wheel design. A new optimized stability control which will virtually ensure antizipator the stability of the vehicle, instead of correcting afterwards driving errors.

More air intakes and Carbon

From the outside you can see the Levante Trofeo to more aggressive aprons, more air intakes, a lot of Carbon, and new forged 22-inch speakers, (so great were the Maserati wheels never). He also has standard Full-Matrix LED headlights on Board. Inside there are special sport seats with "Pieno-Fiore"leather, more Carbon fiber, a custom instrument graphics, as well as a Bowers&Wilkins sound system. From the Band of Levante Trofeo runs from the summer of 2018 in the modernised plant in Mirafiori in Turin. European customers can look at but for the time being in the tube, because the Power of the SUV is initially reserved for markets in North America. Prices are not yet known.(sw)