- 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo, Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo and Maserati Levante Trofeo price and specs announced
- Performance sedans join revised Levante Trofeo SUV in local showrooms
- 433kW/730Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 sits under the bonnet
- Priced from $265,000, $336,990 and $376,900 for Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte respectively
Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo and 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo have been announced, as the final Maserati models to score the Ferrari-sourced V8 before the brand moves into an electrified era.
They join the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo in the brand’s hi-po range, commanding $376,900. All prices are before on-road costs are added.
Powering all three Trofeo variants is a Ferrari-built and sourced 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, developing 433kW and 730Nm. The mill is paired to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, sending drive to the rear wheels in the sedans, or all four wheels in the Levante.
The sprint from 0-100km/h is claimed to take 4.3 seconds in the Ghibli, the larger Quattroporte covering the same dash in 4.5 seconds. The all-wheel drive Levante can complete the benchmark sprint in 3.9 seconds.
Both sedans ride on double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, mated to Skyhook adaptive dampers.
There are four drives mode to choose from: Norma, Sport, Corsa (race) and Ice. Corsa mode also activates a launch control function.
Externally, the Trofeo range scores a number of body enhancements including lowered front fascias, aggressive rear diffusers, and blacked-out grilles. Red-accented Trofeo badging is complemented by red-trimmed air vents on the front wheel arches, while the bonnets of the Ghibli and Levante feature aggressively-styled air vents. The Quattroporte misses out on this feature.
All three Trofeo models ride on 21-inch alloy wheels, although the high-riding Levante can be optioned with 22-inch units.
Inside, full-grain Pieno Fiore leather is accented by carbon-fibre trim and Alcantara headlining. A new 10.1-inch colour touchscreen anchors the infotainment in the Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, with the Levante retaining its incumbent 8.4-inch display, although Maserati claims the smaller unit has been treated to improved resolution and sharper graphics.
All three run Maserati’s new Android Automotive-based ‘Maserati Intelligent Assistant’ operating system, featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring and Amazon Alexa voice assistant functionality.
Standard inclusions on the Trofeo sedan range include adaptive LED headlights, push-button start, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, lane-keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking, traffic-sign recognition and a 360-degree camera.
All three models are now in local dealerships.