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New range-topping variants arrive with Ferrari-derived 572bhp V8 engines, 203mph top speeds
Mark Tisshaw
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10 August 2020

Maserati has fitted a 572bhp twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre petrol V8 engine in its Ghibli and Quattroporte to create new range-topping super-saloons.

The Trofeo-badged pair are the fastest standard Maserati production cars yet, capable of a 203mph top speed. The Mercedes-AMG C63-rivalling Ghibli Trofeo, the first Ghibli to feature a V8, can crack 0-62mph in just 4.3sec. The Quattroporte Trofeo, which lines up against the likes of the BMW M5, takes 0.2sec more.

Maserati recently launched a mild-hybrid petrol Ghibli as it gears up for a big electrification push, yet the Italian marque wants to not only protect high-performance petrol variants but also to see them thrive.

The Trofeo saloons join the Levante Trofeo SUV, which was launched here last year. It uses the same Ferrari-derived engine and has now had minor updates to match the saloons.

Whereas the Levante Trofeo has four-wheel drive, the saloons are rear-wheel-drive, with power sent through a ZF-supplied eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Peak power of 572bhp arrives at 6750rpm, while peak torque of 538lb ft is created at 2250-5250rpm.

Maserati has added a new Corsa driving mode to the super-saloons, which improves throttle and engine responses, quickens gearshifts, fully opens the exhaust valves, stiffens and lowers the suspension and limits the intervention of the electronic chassis control systems. It also includes a Launch Control function.

Both saloons get muscular styling upgrades to distinguish them from their lesser siblings and improve aerodynamic efficiency and cooling. Larger (21in) alloys are also fitted.

There are sporty new trims and leather sports seats inside to match, along with Maserati’s latest MIA infotainment, which is controlled via an enlarged (10.1in over 8.4in) touchscreen.

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10 August 2020
Do Maserati want to just keep their customers or appeal to new ones?
I think the former. And I'm sure they'll get repeat business with these models. Dare I say, Maserati have made a dated car less dated.
Could/should have been a little more daring. Sorry guys.

10 August 2020

 As long as there still selling well that's all that matters.

10 August 2020
"as long as they're still selling,"
LOL.

11 August 2020
Just Saying wrote:

"as long as they're still selling," LOL.

Cavellini and Maserati are Italian therefore the grammar is Italian

10 August 2020

I won't lie I am disappointed, so they have made a tired range faster.  The QP has been dead and uncompetitive for at least 2 years,  the Ghibli is a good car handicapped by pie in the sky pricing, the Levantes I really like especially with the Silk Leather interiors but too much when compared to rivals.

i thought today was about revealing the MC20 Supercar but that I guess is to come.  Today was irrelevant to me, long term I suspect to Maserati as well, none of these cars will sell in volumes to materially impact the bottom line so why do them?

 

10 August 2020
Phewitt21 wrote:

The QP has been dead and uncompetitive for at least 2 years,  the Ghibli is a good car handicapped by pie in the sky pricing, the Levantes I really like especially with the Silk Leather interiors but too much when compared to rivals.

i thought today was about revealing the MC20 Supercar but that I guess is to come.  Today was irrelevant to me, long term I suspect to Maserati as well, none of these cars will sell in volumes to materially impact the bottom line so why do them?

Irrelvant? Don't you know Maserati are here, trying hard, to save the motoring world from appliances? On one side you have Teslas driven by people who hate cars, and the Forces of Good consist of Maserati and Alfa Romeo drivers (and the occasional Aston driver!).

I drove a 2016 V8 Quattroporte last year for a while and the ride was overly firm at times but it had style and class and presence, sounded great, and engaged me in the driving process. Appliances sell better than antiques, but that the people who drive appliances don't "get" Maserati (or Alfa) makes Masers all the more appealing...

/folsom

11 August 2020
Folsom wrote:

Phewitt21 wrote:

The QP has been dead and uncompetitive for at least 2 years,  the Ghibli is a good car handicapped by pie in the sky pricing, the Levantes I really like especially with the Silk Leather interiors but too much when compared to rivals.

i thought today was about revealing the MC20 Supercar but that I guess is to come.  Today was irrelevant to me, long term I suspect to Maserati as well, none of these cars will sell in volumes to materially impact the bottom line so why do them?

Irrelvant? Don't you know Maserati are here, trying hard, to save the motoring world from appliances? On one side you have Teslas driven by people who hate cars, and the Forces of Good consist of Maserati and Alfa Romeo drivers (and the occasional Aston driver!).

I drove a 2016 V8 Quattroporte last year for a while and the ride was overly firm at times but it had style and class and presence, sounded great, and engaged me in the driving process. Appliances sell better than antiques, but that the people who drive appliances don't "get" Maserati (or Alfa) makes Masers all the more appealing...

/folsom

Well said.

10 August 2020
VW Golf owners are quick to realise the grapes are sour.

10 August 2020
Which is a slick German monster more than a second quicker to 60 etc. Surely these are Aston competitors? Open to adjustment as always

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