Maserati V8 Ghibli Trofeo is the Italian Icon’s Most Powerful Sedan Ever

In a wildly entertaining virtual release last night, Italian icon Maserati unveiled its most powerful series ever; the expanded Trofeo Collection. It saw Maserati triple-down on its quest for performance luxury, following the 2018 launch of Levante Trofeo. The SUV’s most extreme and powerful version set a new course for the heritage automotive maker, one it is forging ahead with the new Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo.

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Maserati Trofeo 7

For the first time ever, Maserati’s iconic performance sedan, the Ghibli has copped a V8 engine, satisfying even the harshest of critics. The new 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine, first seen in the Levante Trofeo super-SUV, pumps out a whopping 433 kW and 730Nm of torque. Built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello to Maserati’s specifications, the Ghibli Trofeo’s new engine is an outrageously powerful addition to the already stellar performance beast. In the event, Maserati also revealed that the engine had been modified and developed to deliver “equally impressive performances on the rear-engine sedans.”

While it is a completely new addition for the Ghibli, the V8 engine also made an appearance on the Quattroporte Trofeo, but not for the model’s first time. The engine had already been used in the past on Quattroporte GTS, albeit with a little less power. According to Maserati, both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo can proudly claim to be the fastest Maserati sedans ever, with a top speed of 326 km/h, while the Levante Trofeo’s maximum speed is 302 km/h.

Maserati Trofeo 7

Delving further into the new releases, Maserati also revealed that the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo models will score the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system. Designed with a specific setup that guarantees enhanced driving dynamics to provide “greater active safety and even more thrilling performance”. For the big dogs who love a bit more of a sporty drive, the new sedan also cops the Corsa button for enhanced performance, along with Launch Control, a function that allows drivers to unleash all the engine’s power.

Maserati Trofeo 7

While we love the idea of a high-performance Maserati machine, the Italian icon still lays claim to some of the best looking cars on the planet, and the new Trofeo Collection is no exception. On all models, the front grille has been highlighted with twin vertical bars in Black Piano finish, while carbon fibre has been introduced to the front air duct trims and rear extractor, for an even more aggressive aesthetic. 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. In the case of the Ghibli Trofeo, the bonnet has also been restyled, featuring two aggressive air ducts for better cooling, just like on Levante Trofeo.

Maserati Trofeo 7

On the inside, the Trofeo Collection is a step into luxury. There’s a new on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface at switch-on, a multimedia screen with upgraded resolution and larger size – 10.1” and new services thanks to the Maserati Connect programme. Even better, the new Maserati Trofeo Collection is an ode to the Italian maker’s heritage. Even 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. The new Trofeo Collection from Maserati is available now.

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Maserati Ghibli Trofeo Technical Specs

Engine layout: Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)
Displacement: 3,799cc
Torque: 730Nm
0-100kmh: 4.3 sec
Top speed: 326kmh
Transmission: Rear-wheel drive with rear limited-slip self-locking mechanical differential
Front suspension: Double wishbone Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Multi-Link, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Wheelbase: 2,998mm

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Technical Specs

Engine layout: Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)
Displacement: 3,799cc
Torque: 730Nm
0-100kmh: 4.5 sec
Top speed: 326kmh
Transmission: Rear-wheel drive with  self-locking differential
Front suspension: Double wishbone Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Multi-Link, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Wheelbase: 3,171mm

Maserati Levante Trofeo Technical Specs

Engine layout: Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)
Displacement: 3,799cc
Torque: 730Nm
0-100kmh: 4.1 sec
Top speed: 302kmh
Transmission: Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with rear Limited-Slip differential
Front suspension: Double wishbone adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers
Rear suspension: Multi-Link, adjustable Air Springs, Skyhook shock absorbers
Wheelbase: 3,004mm

Maserati Trofeo 7

Maserati Trofeo 7

Maserati Trofeo 7

Maserati Trofeo 7

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