Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte now part of Trofeo family

With the expansion of the Trofeo Collection, Maserati has just unveiled its most powerful series ever. Following the launch of the Levante Trofeo in 2018, the Italian icon is now bringing both the Ghibli and Quattroporte into the Trofeo fold.

Representing Maserati’s racing heritage, the Trofeo Collection will see Maserati imbue its already-fast sports sedans with even more power, courtesy of the addition of a Ferrari-built V8 engine.

A 3.8-liter V8 Twin Turbo sits under the bonnet of both the Ghibli and Quattraporte Trofeo, propelling the vehicles to 580hp and 730Nm of torque. The V8 replaces the 3.0-liter V6 in the original cars that’s only good for 350hp and 500Nm.

It’s the same engine powering the Levante Trofeo, so performance capabilities are practically well-known to those who follow the Italian brand closely. But while the V8 maxes the Levante Trofeo out at 302kmph, it does the sedans better, pushing them to 326kmph.

Like the Levante Trofeo, the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo also possesses the Trident’s signature Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system, tweaked to ensure “enhanced driving dynamics, greater active safety and even more thrilling performance.” A Corsa button and Launch Control function further elevates the vehicle’s capabilities to higher levels of sportiness, performance, and “an authentic Maserati driving experience.”

Aside from performance, Trofeo badging also drapes the two cars with unique exteriors to distinguish them from their respective model families. These include the front grille with twin vertical bars in Black Piano finish, carbon fiber front air duct trims and rear extractor, red details on the side air vents, and the red lightning bolt on the Trident badge on the C-pillars.

Other updates include the addition of two aggressive air ducts at the bonnet, and the restyling of the taillight clusters.

The Trofeo characterization continues inside, with a new on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface at switch-on, while the headrests bear the Trofeo badge with the name in three-dimensional relief. Interior upholstery further exudes utmost luxury, thanks to the use of full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather.

New technologies also appear in MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant), the multimedia screen with upgraded resolution and larger 10.1-inch size on both Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo, while Levante retains the 8.4-inch display, but with improved resolution and graphics.

The Active Driver Assistance System has also been updated and can now be activated on urban roads and ordinary highways.

Furthermore, thanks to the Maserati Connect program, now the Trofeo Collection is always connected, with a full set of user-friendly services.

It’s worth noting that Maserati may be trying to make the most of its remaining time with Ferrari, after the latter announced that it will soon stop supplying engines to its fellow Italian performance carmaker.

Production on the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo is set to begin soon at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) in Grugliasco, Turin.

Both the Maserati Ghibli and Maserati Quattroporte are available locally, with prices made available upon request.

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