ROME: The Maserati Levante Trofeo and GTS, equipped with the powerful V8 engine, are the stars of the renewal project, and are now displaying a very special livery dedicated to Italy.
A "Tricolore" band of green, white and red stripes, applied by the skilled operatives of the Modena Plant’s Paint Shop, run over the bonnet and on the roof of the car, underlining its "Made in Italy" excellence.
From July, five cars – three Levante Trofeo and two Levante GTS - with this special Italian livery will be on display in the main cities of within Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA market).
Subsequently, the livery will be available on all models of the current Maserati range in all international markets.
The Levante - named after the wind that blows across the Mediterranean is Maserati's first performance sport utility vehicle (SUV).
The GTS variant features a more potent 3.8-litre (3,798cc) twin-turbo 90-degree V8 engine that's been sourced from Ferrari - producing 530PS at 6,250rpm and 730Nm of torque from 2,500 to 5,000rpm.
With an eight-speed automatic, the 2,170kg (kerb) GTS is able to sprint from 0 to 100kph in 4.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 291kph.
The Levante Trofeo is the more potent variant of this Italian SUV with the same Ferrari-sourced engine producing 603PS at 6,250rpm and 730Nm of torque from 2,500 to 5,000rpm.
Sprinting from 0 to 100kph takes 3.9 seconds and top speed now resides at 304kh - thanks to an eight-speed ZF gearbox and the Q4 all-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip differential (LSD).