Maserati gives the Ghibli and Quattroporte a well-deserved Ferrari-sourced 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 treatment, enough to reach a 203 mph top speed on both cars.
When Maserati revealed the new Ghibli Hybrid in July, it pointed towards its objective of a revitalized car lineup. Today, the smaller Maserati sedans make headlines once again.
Car enthusiasts have never been that much excited about the Maserati’s entry-level Ghibli model. The car always left the driver somehow unsatisfied, and the cost was higher than what it had to offer.
Both Trofeo variants utilize the same twin-turbo 3.8 liters V8 produced by Ferrari. Yes, you heard right. You can now have a Ferrari-powered Maserati!
Now obviously, these new hot features will not fix the flaws of the Ghibli. Nonetheless, the remodeled IVC system and launch control smooth out the few kinks that the Ghibli had.
The new Ghibli and Quattroporte interior got upgrades, too. Maserati also added some changes to its infotainment setup, as both cars now come with a 10.1-inch high-resolution display, which is larger than other models. Furthermore, the previous UConnect-based advanced driving assistance systems also got some updates with a new Assist mode allowing partial self-driving, both on urban roads and highways.
Apart from the addition of the incredible V8 engine, Maserati made some styling changes too. The LED taillights now have a boomerang design, the lower front fascia has a black grille, and the rear diffusers are more aggressive. Both sedans come with the same 21” standard wheels and Trofeo badging throughout the body.
Though Maserati is yet to comment on the base price of the standard models, we can expect a significant increase. The Levante Trofeo, for instance, costs $47,000 more than the regular model.
On the other hand, quality never comes cheap, and this is a Ferrari-powered Maserati, after all…