Maserati has actually selected the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the World Premiere of the new Levante GTS. Just a few months after revealing the range-topping Trofeo variation of the Levante, Maserati is making the headings when again by additional diversifying the SUV’s lineup. Debuting today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new GTS taste is a bit less hot than the Trofeo, however still handles to offer “efficiency figures of a contemporary supercar camouflaged in a high-end SUV body. ”
The Maserati Levante GTS Twin Turbo V8 preserves the V900 architecture of the 3.8-litre system suited the flagship Quattroporte GTS however has actually been re-engineered to deal with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and retuned to provide 550hp (404 kW) at 6,250 rpm and 730 Nm peak torque in between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm. Like all Maserati petrol engines, this V8 is put together by Ferrari in Maranello.
Thanks to its amazing weight/power ratio of 3.9 kg/hp the Maserati Levante GTS requires just 4.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h, while its leading speed is 292 km/h– efficiency figures of a modern-day supercar camouflaged in a high-end SUV body.
The stiff and completely well balanced Levante chassis has actually been tuned to easily deal with the enormous power of the GTS, supplying a driving experience real to the GranTurismo pedigree of this new V8 Maserati of SUVs.
Aesthetically, the exterior of the GTS resembles that of the Trofeo, however it does embrace distinctively created 20-inch wheels (21- or 22-inch wheels are optional). The Levante’s apparent style reached new levels of sportiness in the Trofeo variation and the new GTS has actually embraced a comparable styling style, which concentrates on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, supplying a stylish yet advanced existence.
Interior designers have actually developed classy concepts to produce an unique environment within the Maserati Levante GTS cabin supplying it with basic Full Premium leather or full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather as an alternative, sport pedals and Harman Kardon Audio system with 14 speakers.
Together with the V8 project, the Levante range has actually acquired new contents, such as the Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights as a choice and basic Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC), which is currently offered on the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. Instead of merely remedying vehicle instability, the IVC function assists avoid it, offering improved active security, enhanced driving characteristics and a much more amazing efficiency.
Dealerships are prepared to accept your order now, with shipments anticipated to begin in October. The GTS begins at $121,475, a complete $50,000 less than the beginning rate of a Trofeo. It’s not inexpensive, however it is the least costly method to obtain an SUV that boasts a Ferrari engine.