One of the most powerful production cars to come from Italian automaker Maserati, the Levante Trofeo SUV has been confirmed for India. Sources close to carandbike have confirmed that the Maserati Levante Trofeo will be launched in India towards the last quarter of this year. Compared to the standard Levante that is already on sale here, the Trofeo packs in 590 bhp and a whopping 730 Nm of peak torque from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 motor, and has a top speed of 300 kmph, bringing it close to the likes of the Bentley Bentayga Speed and the Lamborghini Urus. The performance SUV was first unveiled globally at the New York Auto Show in 2018 and will be produced in limited numbers. Maserati India though is yet to confirm the launch date on the upcoming super SUV.
Adding an aggressive touch to the SUV, the Maserati Levante Trofeo gets a sharper looking front with the revised grille, full-LED headlamps and a functional bonnet vents. The car comes with carbon fibre inserts to the rear and a side skirts further adding to the aggressive appeal apart from being functional additions. The Levante Trofeo rides on massive 22-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels, which are not only lighter than the stock version but also the largest fitted on a Maserati car. Internationally, the car is offered with a matte paint scheme that could be offered in India as well.
Inside, the Maserati Levante Trofeo gets red, black and tan leather upholstered seats, while the 'Trofeo' badging is a reminder as to why this model is special. The carbon fibre treatment has been extended to the cabin as well with a number of inserts including the paddle-shifters for the ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. Other upgrades include new variant-specific graphics for the instrument cluster and new design for the gear lever. The Levante comes equipped with a 1280 watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound audio system as standard, while the touchscreen infotainment unit supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also gets Trofeo-specific 'Corsa' driving mode with a launch-control function and 50:50 weight distribution.
Maserati claims an output/litre of 156 bhp/litre on the Levante Trofeo, which is the highest ever for any Maserati engine. As a result, the SUV can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds. The Levante Trofeo is produced at the automaker's Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy.