Maserati's Trofeo 'club' expands with Quattroporte and Ghibli

ROME: Maserati has expanded its high-performance Trofeo collection with the addition of the Quattroporte and Ghibli which now joins the Levante sports utility vehicle (SUV).

To highlight the brand's all-Italian identity, the colours chosen for the Trofeo collection launch were of the country’s flag - green for Quattroporte, white for Levante and red for Ghibli.

A new 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine is now the beating heart of the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo which provides 580hp at 6,250rpm and 730Nm of torque.

Maserati Trofeo engine

The engine, already in the Levante Trofeo, is being built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello to the company's specifications.

Both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo can reach a top speed of 326kph while the Levante Trofeo is only able to reach 302kph.

Like the Levante Trofeo, the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo get the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system and now sports the Corsa (Race) button with Launch Control.

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Externally, these high-performance models get slapped with a front grille with twin-vertical bars in Black Piano and the use of carbon fibre for the front air duct trims and rear extractor.

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.

There are major changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters having been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.

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In terms of the Ghibli Trofeo, the bonnet has also been restyled, featuring two aggressive air ducts for better cooling, just like the Levante Trofeo.

The Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with 21-inch aluminium Orione wheels (also available on the Levante Trofeo).

Inside, the cabins get a new on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface once turned on, while the headrests bear the Trofeo badge with the name in three-dimensional relief on the full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather upholstery.

Maserati Trofeo Sport Corsa

The Active Driving Assist (ADAS) system is available as standard and includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Surround View Camera, Highway Assist System, Active Blind Spot Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Collision Warning Plus and Hill Descent Control (Levante only).

As for the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA), the multimedia screen's resolution has been upgraded and enlarged to 10.1-inch on both Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo.

The Levante Trofeo, however, retains its 8.4-inch display but with better resolution and graphics.

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Furthermore, with the Maserati Connect programme, the Trofeo collection is always connected, with a full set of services to simplify its use.

The Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo will be built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (Turin) and the Levante Trofeo at the Mirafiori (Turin) plant.

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