The Italian automaker on Monday unveiled new Trofeo versions of its Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans to join the existing Levante Trofeo.
The Trofeo badge signifies the top performance grade for Maserati’s lineup and until now was found exclusively on the Levante. It also brings a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 to any vehicle the badge is applied to.
Sitting at the top of the company’s sedan range and following in the footsteps of the Levante Trofeo that was launched in 2018, they pack a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8, which is built at Ferrari’s plant in Maranello to Maserati’s specifications.
The V8 develops 580 HP (588 PS / 433 kW) at 6,250 rpm and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque between 2,250 and 5,250 rpm, and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission made by ZF and rear-wheel drive with self-locking differential. The nought to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration takes 4.3 seconds in the Ghibli Trofeo and 4.5 seconds in the Quattroporte Trofeo, and top speed is identical in both models at 203 mph (326 km/h).
Aside from getting Prancing Horse power, the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo get red accents to visually distinguish them from the lesser variants. Revised taillights inspired by those of the Alfieri concept and 3200 GT have been installed, along with a revised front fascia with a tweaked grille and carbon fiber accents.
Maserati also created a new hood for the Ghibli Trofeo with dual air ducts for better engine cooling in the same vein as the Levante Trofeo’s hood. Both sedans sit on 21-inch wheels, while the SUV can be equipped with a bigger 22-inch set.
The changes continue once you hop inside the cabin where there are Trofeo-specific trim and upholstery. However, the biggest change is the upgraded infotainment system, now featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen instead of the previous 8.4-inch setup. It’s not only bigger, but with crisper graphics after increasing the screen’s resolution.
Maserati will then launch a redesigned GranTurismo later in 2021—the brand’s first EV. Though it’s yet to be confirmed, the new GranTurismo, which will also have a GranTurismo Convertible option (GranCabrio outside the U.S.) due in 2022, might be offered exclusively with battery-electric power.
The Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo will be assembled at the Grigliasco plant in Turin, Italy, and pricing and availability will be announced in due course.