With the launch of the Levante Trofeo in 2018, Maserati entered high-performance SUV territory with a storm. The machine’s V8 engine has the highest output per liter of any Maserati to date, but an even larger and more powerful unit is apparently in the works. Judging by a new teaser from the Italian company, it won’t just be limited to the SUV but will also find its place under the hoods of two other cars.
An image shared on Maserati’s Facebook and Twitter channels teases the upcoming debuts of the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo. The big premiere is scheduled for August 10, but that’s about all Maserati wants to share at this point.
However, it is more than a safe bet that these two sedans will share their V8 engine with the Levante Trofeo. We believe all three models will receive a new 4.0-liter unit instead of the original Ferrari 3.8-liter V8 seen in the current Levante Trofeo. In fact, the teaser image also includes the SUV, which hints that it could get a facelift with the new 4.0 V8.
Spy photos from the start of the year suggested that the new engine would produce a peak power of 590 horsepower (440 kilowatts), which is comparable to the top-end version of the current 3.8 V8. However, it is not known if this is the new base output level and if so it could mean that the maximum power is above 600hp (447kW) for Trofeo models.
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This first image doesn’t give a detailed look at the two new sedans, but they should both have a more aggressive body to match the added power under the hood. Suspension and brake upgrades are also expected.