In a live event online hosted by Supercar Blondie Maserati has just completed their high performance luxury automobile line with the world premiere of two new Trofeo models: the Ghibli Trofeo and the Quattroporte Trofeo.
The two new models join the Levante Trofeo, rounding up Maserati's Trofeo line-up and forming three pronged (no pun intended) approach at supercar-levels of performance with Italian 4-door luxury.
The Trofeo treatment for the Quattroporte sees the flagship 4-door saloon car get upgraded with a new look thanks to carbon fiber aero enhancements such as a new front splitter, side blades, and more, as well as a new rear extractor and revised air ducts on the fenders. The Quattroporte Trofeo gets an Italian flag emblem on the B-pillar, a revised black grille, a different 21-inch wheel design, black side skirts, new rear taillights, and more.
The Ghibli Trofeo has also been upgraded with a fairly long list of external upgrades and updates. Much of the enhancements -like the Quattroporte Trofeo- are largely made of carbon fiber. The air ducts have a red outline on the bottom, along with red on the Saetta logo. The Ghibli Trofeo also gets the 21-inch wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires.
The sportier nature of the Trofeo line doesn't mean there are sacrifices on the altar of ultimate performance. Maserati upgraded the interior of the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo to offer a more luxurious experience the occupants with premium full grain “Pieno Fiore” leather, a new central clock, Trofeo badges, among other visual interior upgrades.
Maserati revised the gauge cluster with a larger analog speedometer and tachometer. The main multimedia screen has been enlarged from the original 8.4” unit to 10.1”, and Maserati also fitted both cars with wireless charging. The standard speaker system is from Harman Kardon, though customers can opt for a Bowers & Wilkins system with 15 speakers. The multimedia unit is also capable of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or Baidu Carlife if you're in China.
Of course it is in the performance department that the most significant upgrades are made. Both the Quattroporte Trofeo and Ghibli Trofeo are powered by V8 twin turbo engines. The engine, which is shared between the Quattroporte Trofeo and Ghibli Trofeo, is capable of 580 horsepower and a whopping 730 Newton-meters of torque. It's the first time the Ghibli has been fitted with a V8. Both vehicles are rear wheel drive and have an 8-speed automatic from ZF.
The Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo have exceptional performance figures as the former can do a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.3 seconds, while the latter can do it in 4.5 seconds. Both vehicles can achieve a top speed of 326 kilometers per hour. The Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo are touted as the fastest production Maserati models so far.
There are also upgrades in terms of driving technology such as new or improved safety driver assist systems, but the features most of us would be interested in would include things like the launch control system and the new Corsa mode for livelier, tail-out driving.
The Levante Trofeo has also been upgraded with new features and some revisions to the V8 engine. It still produces 580 horsepower for markets that have stricter emissions controls (i.e. Europe), but makes 590 horsepower in other markets (i.e. Philippines). The Levante Trofeo is 4-wheel drive, and can reach a top speed of 302 km/h.
While no word was given regarding launches in foreign markets, we expect the 2021 Ghibli Trofeo, Quattroporte Trofeo, and revised Levante Trofeo to arrive sometime next year.