Say hello to Maserati's most powerful sedans ever and farewell to the Ferrari-sourced V8.
Back in 2018, the Maserati Levante Trofeo launched as the Italian automaker's most powerful SUV yet, powered by a Ferrari-sourced V8 with 580 horsepower. Now, the Maserati Ghibli and Maserati Quattroporte have been given the high-performance Trofeo treatment following last week's teaser. Like the Levante Trofeo, the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are powered by 3.8-liter, twin-turbo Ferrari V8 engine producing 580 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque.
This is the first time the Ghibli has been offered with the V8 powerplant, while the Quattroporte GTS has previously been offered with a 530-hp V8. With a top speed of 202 mph, the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are the fastest sedans to ever bear a Maserati badge, while the Levante Trofeo tops out at 187 mph.
0-62 mph in the Ghibli Trofeo takes 4.3 seconds, while the slightly heavier Quattroporte Trofeo will do the same sprint in 4.5 seconds. The Levante Trofeo, on the other hand, will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds, despite the size of it, largely due to the standard inclusion of all-wheel drive. Power is contrarily sent exclusively to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic in the Italian super sedans.
Visually, Maserati's high-performance Trofeo models are distinguished by a unique front grille with twin vertical bars finished in black and carbon fiber accents applied to the front and rear for a more aggressive look. Red accents are also applied to the side air vents and the lighting bolt on the Trident C-pillar badges. At the back, the rear lights are restyled with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
Like the Levante Trofeo, the Ghibli Trofeo features a revised hood with aggressive air ducts to improve the cooling. Both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo ride on 21-inch aluminum wheels, while 22-inch wheels are available on the Levante Trofeo.
Inside, Trofeo badging is applied to the headrests and the interior is upholstered in full-grain natural leather. The Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo also boast larger 10.1-inch touchscreens. An 8.4-inch display is still the only option for the Levante Trofeo, but the screen features an improved resolution and graphics.
US pricing and availability for the Maserati Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo has not been announced yet.
With Maserati's contract with Ferrari expiring, the new Trofeo collection effectively acts as a send-off for Ferrari V8-powered Maseratis. Future models will be powered by Maserati's in-house Nettuno V6 capable of producing up to 620 horsepower, which will debut in the new Maserati MC20 sports car next month.