With the introduction of the Levante Trofeo, Maserati jumped to the necks of the German SUVs that had the M, the AMG, or the SQ badges on them.
2020 was a difficult year for all the world due to the world pandemic situation, but Maserati decided to launch online its main four-door contenders: the Ghibli, the Quattroporte, and the Levante with a twin-turbo V8 Ferrari engine. Unlike the other siblings, the Levante was the only one available with an all-wheel-drive system.
From the outside, the Levante didn’t feature the same distinctive red trims as the Ghibli or the Quattroporte. It was more subtle, but some details could tell the difference. The front bumper and the rear apron were slightly modified. The wider air-intakes and the grille were specific for the Levante Trofeo.
Inside, the Levante featured carbon fiber trims and, as an option, it could have been fitted with carbon-fiber paddle-shifters placed behind the steering wheel. On the center console, there was the gear selector and the buttons for the driving modes. The instrument cluster and the infotainment display were the same as on the Maserati Levante GTS. The carbon fiber trims were seen on the center console, the center stack, and on the dashboard as well. For the front occupants, a pair of bucket seats were installed.
But the real update was on the technological side. A 3.8-liter V8 engine was placed under the hood and paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Power went in all four corners. For better control of the 580 hp, the Quattroporte Trofeo was fitted with an Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system, tuned for enhanced vehicle dynamics, and better active safety.