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Published on August 11th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Maserati Expands ‘Trofeo’ Models to Ghibli & Quattroporte

Maserati has expanded their ‘Trofeo’ family to include the Ghibli and Quattroporte. These two models join the Levante Trofeo and also sport a 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 petrol motor. This is the motor’s debut in the Ghibli chassis, but this engine was previously available in the Quattroporte with a lower power output.

The engine in the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo is identical in its output. In both vehicles, it is capable of 580 hp at 6750 rpm and 730Nm of torque between 2250 and 5250rpm.

However, because these two vehicles have a differences in dimensions including about a 31kg weight difference, the performance varies slightly. Firstly, the 0-100km/h time is 4.3 seconds in the Ghibli and 4.5 seconds in the Quattroporte. Both vehicles send power to the rear wheels, as a result they don’t accelerate to 100km/h as quickly as the heavier Levante Trofeo. That performance does the century sprint in 3.9 seconds.

However, get Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo have higher top speeds of 326km/h versus the Levante Trofeo’s 304km/h.

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In terms of aesthetics, the Trofeo family has a distinctive look with red details, a lightning bolt on the C-Pillar mounted Trident badge. Inside, Trofeo badges on the headrests, full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather and a new ob-board display panel. The Ghibli Trofeo gets a more aggressive hood, a-la the Levant Trofeo.

Both the new Trofeo vehicles get 21″ aluminium Orione wheels, an inch smaller than the ones available on the Levante Trofeo.

The new Trofeo cars add some new technology, including new Advanced Drive Assist Systems in the form of Active Driving Assist on urban roads and ordinary highways. They also get larger 10.1″ displays compared to the 8.4″ display in the Levant Trofeo.

Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

Maserati writes a new chapter in its history by expanding its Trofeo collection. Following the 2018 launch of Levante Trofeo, the SUV’s most extreme, most powerful version, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo are now available, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury.

To highlight once again Maserati’s all-Italian identity, the colours chosen for the Trofeo collection launch are those of the country’s flag: green for Quattroporte, white for Levante and red for Ghibli, which combine with the burnished chrome-work and glossy red trims for a particularly aggressive and elegant look.

Maserati reinterprets its sedans by introducing the V8 engine.

The heart of Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo is the 3.8 l V8 Twin Turbo with power output of 580 hp at 6,250 rpm and peak torque of 730 Nm.

The engine, which has already revealed all its power on Levante Trofeo, is built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello to Maserati’s specifications, and has been modified and developed to deliver equally impressive performances on the rear-engine sedans.

Although completely new for Ghibli, the V8 engine has already been used in the past on Quattroporte GTS, in the 530 hp version. Today the 580 hp V8 engine is available on the new Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante* Trofeo, in full compliance with fuel efficiency and emissions standards.

Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo can proudly claim to be the fastest Maserati sedans ever, with a top speed of 326 km/h. Levante Trofeo’s maximum speed is 302 km/h.

Like Levante Trofeo, the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo also incorporate the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system, with a specific setup that guarantees enhanced driving dynamics, greater active safety and even more thrilling performance. The sedans have the Corsa button that sets the car for an even sportier driving style. Also included is Launch Control, a function that first appeared on Levante Trofeo, to unleash all the engine’s power and deliver breath-taking performance and an authentic Maserati driving experience.

While the unique signature of every Maserati is the sound of its engine, now the Trofeo collection will be even more unmistakable in looks, thanks to special stylistic touches that characterise these r high performance models. These include the front grille with twin vertical bars in Black Piano finish, and the introduction of carbon fibre on the front air duct trims and rear extractor, for an even more aggressive effect.

The whole Trofeo collection is distinguished by the red details that characterise the bottom profiles of the side air vents and the lightning bolt on the Trident badge on the C-pillars.

There are major changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.

In terms of the Ghibli Trofeo, the bonnet has also been restyled, featuring two aggressive air ducts for better cooling, just like on Levante Trofeo.

Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with 21” aluminium Orione wheels. 22” Orione wheels are available on Levante Trofeo.

The Trofeo characterisation continues in the interior, 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. The exclusivity also extends to the interior upholstery, in full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather.

The ADAS system has evolved to include new functions, and thanks to Active Driving Assist the assisted driving function can now be activated on urban roads and ordinary highways.

New technologies also appear in MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant), the multimedia screen with upgraded resolution and larger size – 10.1” on both Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo, while Levante retains the 8.4” display, but with improved resolution and graphics. Furthermore, thanks to the Maserati Connect programme, now the Trofeo collection is always connected, with a full set of services to simplify its use.

Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo will be built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (Turin), and Levante Trofeo at the Mirafiori (Turin) plant.

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