Maserati’s Trofeo collection arrives in Australia

THE most powerful collection ever of Maserati models have landed in Australia, with the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo joining the Levante Trofeo, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury.

“We’re delighted to formally announce the arrival of this triumverate of Trofeos,” Maserati ANZ COO Glen Sealey said.

“We call it the ‘Art of Fast’ and these vehicles are the start of a product onslaught from Maserati over the coming months as the brand enters a new era.”

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The heart of Trofeo, whether it be Ghibli, Levante or Quattroporte, is the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine with power output of 433kW (580hp) and peak torque of 730Nm. The engine is built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello to Maserati’s specifications.

It has been modified and developed to deliver equally impressive performances on the rear-drive sedans. It will be the last time this engine will be used in a Maserati, making the Trofeos future classics.

Although completely new for Ghibli, the V8 engine has already been used in the past on Quattroporte GTS, in a 395kW (530hp) version. Today the 433kW (580hp) V8 engine is available on the new Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante Trofeo.

Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo can proudly claim to be the fastest Maserati sedans ever, with a top speed of 326km/h. Levante Trofeo’s maximum speed is 304km/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.

While the unique signature of every Maserati is the sound of its engine, the Trofeo collection will be even more unmistakable in looks, thanks to special stylistic touches that characterise these 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 too, 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, the bonnet has also been restyled, featuring two aggressive air ducts for better cooling, just like on Levante Trofeo. The Ghibli and Quattroporte are fitted with 21-inch aluminium Orione wheels.

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-inch on both Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo. The Levante retains the 8.4-inch display, but with better graphics.

The 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo is priced at $265,000 plus on-roads, while the Levante hits the road at $336,990 plus on roads. The Quattroporte Trofeo is available from $376,900 plus on-roads. You can order yours now, at your nearest Maserati dealer.

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