Maserati Launches Its Fastest SUV in the Philippines
Maserati Philippines has launched the Levante Trofeo, its first SUV built around a V8 engine. The Trofeo is the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 300 kilometers per hour.
The Trofeo is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati: a 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine that has been engineered to mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and deliver an astounding 590 hp at 6,250 rpm and 730 Nm of peak torque at 2,250 to 5,000 rpm.
Unlike any Maserati powerplant ever produced, the Trofeo’s engine boasts of the highest output per liter at 156 horsepower per litre. Like all Maserati gasoline engines, this one was assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.
The Trofeo’s chassis has been tuned to withstand higher power output. In terms of driving experience, the tuning guarantees supercar performance, a testament to Maserati’s many years of staying true to its GranTurismo philosophy.
“It’s proof that when you play with the elements you end up in a storm,” says Maserati CEO Tim Kuniskis. “In the case of Trofeo, the engineers and designers in Modena knew that the driveline parameters were more than able to cope with additional power and they also knew that Maserati had access to the finest engines on earth. So, they were up to the challenge of making the finest luxury SUV and also one of the fastest.”
The Levante Trofeo’s Body
The Trofeo's body is outfitted with carbon fiber side bezel blades and a carbon fiber splitter to enhance the aerodynamics and airflow distribution around the car. Its side air intakes also feature a more aggressive design. Two aerodynamic wings give a sense of stability, visually pushing the weight of the car’s nose toward the front wheels.
The rear has a more muscular look, thanks to a carbon fiber horizontal element and body-color lower extractor that embrace the oval quad exhaust tips.
In front, the Levante Trofeo has a front grille with double vertical bars in a piano black finish and lower honeycomb mesh fascia, as well as body color door handles, oval exhaust tips in a dark finish and performance painted brake calipers in red, blue, black, silver or yellow. And to cap it off, specific “Saetta” Trofeo logos adorn the iconic c-pillars of the coupé styled SUV.
Specific details, like the lower splitter, the blade side bezels in the front air intakes, the side skirt inserts and the rear extractor are made of ultralight, high-gloss carbon fiber, giving the Levante Trofeo a polished racing look. Even the hood is new, featuring two aggressive vents for better cylinder head cooling. And under the hood, the engine cover is also made of high-gloss carbon fiber featuring a V8 inscription and the iconic Trident logo, while cylinder heads and intake manifolds are painted red.
The Trofeo’s Interior
Interior designers have come up with elegant ways to create a distinctive environment within the Levante Trofeo cabin. The sculpted sport seats feature a premium full-grain Pieno Fiore leather available in black, red, and tan, all with contrast stitching and Trofeo logo emroidered on the headrests.
To complete the SUV’s sporty character, the Trofeo is fitted with paddle shifters with matte carbon fiber trim, as well as specific instrument cluster graphics, floor mats with metal Trofeo badges and a Maserati clock with a unique dial.