Maserati expands Trofeo line-up with hardcore Ghibli and Quattroporte models

Maserati has introduced two new additions to the Trofeo range – the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo – joining the existing Levante Trofeo, which was launched here in Malaysia back in June.

The new Trofeo models will all be powered by the same Ferrari-sourced 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, making it the first time the Ghibli is available with a V8 mill. The engine outputs 580 hp and 730 Nm of torque as standard, though the Levante Trofeo is available with 590 hp in certain markets – including Malaysia.

Also unlike the Levante Trofeo, the new Maserati super sedans are exclusively rear-wheel driven. Paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Ghibli Trofeo does 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, while the larger Quarttroporte does it a touch slower at 4.5 seconds.

For comparison, the Levante Trofeo does the century sprint in 3.9 seconds – though it tops out at “just” 304 km/h; the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo both achieves a top speed of 326 km/h.

As standard, all three Trofeo models are equipped with a specifically-tuned Maserati’s Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) advanced traction management system, an additional “Corsa” hardcore driving mode, as well as launch control.

The new Trofeo models also gain additional exterior styling points to differentiate them from their lower siblings. These include a new front grille with twin vertical bars in Black Piano, carbon fibre front air duct trims and rear extractor, and red accents on the side air vents and Trident badges.

At the rear, the taillights have also been redesigned, now with a boomerang-like light signature as seen on the new Ghibli Hybrid that are inspired by the 3200 GT and Alfieri concept car. Specifically for the Ghibli Trofeo, the bonnet has also been restyled with two additional air ducts for better cooling, similar to the Levante Trofeo.

The new super sedans ride on 21-inch aluminium “Orione” wheels, while the Levante Trofeo SUV rides on 22-inch items of the same design.

Inside, Full-Grain Pieno Fiore natural leather upholstery is standard – with the Trofeo Trident badge embroidered into the headrests, along with an improved advanced driver assistance system and the latest Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system, with larger 10.1-inch touchscreen display – the Levante retains a smaller 8.4-inch unit.

On the other end of the spectrum, Maserati has recently unveiled the Ghibli Hybrid – the marque’s first electrified model. The Italian luxury carmaker confirmed last year that all models moving forward will be offered with an electrified drivetrain, as part of its large-scale electric push.



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