Maserati, the Italian luxury carmaker, is all set for the India launch of the first Levante built around a V8 engine, in end of 2019. It is the Levante Trofeo, the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, capable of accelerating in style from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 300 km/h. India, being one of the important markets for the brand, will be amongst the first right-hand drive markets to receive units of the Trofeo.
The Levante Trofeo is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati. A 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine that has been engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and delivers an astounding 590 hp at 6,250 rpm and 730 Nm of peak torque at 2,250 5,000 rpm. Like all Maserati petrol engines, this V8 is produced by Ferrari in Maranello. In terms of irresistible looks, the Levante's distinctive design reaches new levels of sportiness in the Trofeo version, noticeable in the restyled lower front fascia and rear bumper, providing a sportier yet sophisticated presence.
Interior designers have come up with elegant ideas to create a distinctive environment within the Levante Trofeo cabin. The sculpted sport seats feature a premium full grain "Pieno Fiore" natural leather available in black, red and tan, all with contrast stitching and "Trofeo" logo stitched on the headrests. "Pieno Fiore" is like no other leather used in the automotive industry for its natural, soft feel and for the unique character it develops throughout the years.
Specific details of the Levante Trofeo, like the lower splitter, the side blades in the front air intakes, the side skirt inserts and the rear extractor, are made of ultralight, high-gloss carbon fibre, further underlining this model's racing look. The hood is new, featuring two aggressive air intakes for better cylinder head cooling. Inside the Levante Trofeo cabin, a wealth of elegant features create an environment of pure luxury.
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