Maserati Ghibli Trophy (2021)

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo And Quattroporte Trofeo Get Ferrari V8 Power

With the unveiling of the Ghibli Hybrid last month, Maserati has signaled its intentions for a complete refresh of its lineup. The smaller of the company’s two sedans is making headlines again as the Modena lights give the Ghibli the Trofeo treatment. Not only that, but the Quattroporte is also unveiled in the same amplified configuration.

Like the Levante Trofeo, the two fast sedans share a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine built by Ferrari. Much like the Maserati SUV, the new additions to the Trofeo lineup deliver 580 horsepower and 538 pound-feet (730 Newton-meters) of torque. Both reach a respectable 203 mph (326 km / h) speed, making them the fastest sedans to sport the Trident logo.

The Ghibli Trofeo is a bit lighter than the Quattroporte Trofeo, so it’s two-tenths of a second faster at 100 km / h, which only takes 4.3 seconds to get the job done. While the Levante Trofeo is an exclusively all-wheel-drive affair, both performance sedans are exclusively equipped with a rear-wheel drive system and a limited-slip differential. An eight-speed ZF automatic transmission is responsible for sending power to the road in all three Trofeo models.

In addition to gaining the power of the prancing horse, the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo receive red accents to visually distinguish them from lesser variants. Revised taillights inspired by those from the Alfieri Concept and the 3200 GT were installed, along with a revised front fairing with a modified grille and carbon fiber accents.

Maserati also created a new hood for the Ghibli Trofeo with two air ducts for better engine cooling in the same vein as the hood of the Levante Trofeo. Both sedans sit on 21-inch wheels, while the SUV can be fitted with a larger 22-inch set.

The changes continue once you step into the cabin where there are Trofeo specific trims and trims. However, the biggest change is the improved infotainment system, which now includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen instead of the previous 8.4-inch configuration. It’s not only bigger, but with sharper graphics after increasing the screen resolution.

You might want to buy a Ferrari-powered Ghibli or Trofeo while you still can, as Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri previously said he would not extend the engine supply agreement after the expiration of the current agreement. He estimated that the last Maserati to have an engine built in Maranello will roll off the assembly line in 2021 or 2022.

It should be noted that while the V8 was never used in the Ghibli, the Quattroporte has had it for years in the spicy version of the GTS. While a direct replacement for the Ghibli won’t come out until 2024, an all-new Quattroporte is slated for 2022, in line with Maserati’s most recent product roadmap to 2023. Expect future models to feature the company’s own 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. “Nettuno” debuts on September 9 in the MC20 hypercar.

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