Maserati expands Trofeo line-up with Ferrari V8-powered Ghibli and Quattroporte

Maserati revealed its first-ever electrified car last month in the form of a hybrid variant of the Ghibli sedan. The 2021 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine which is supplemented with a 48-volt belt-driven starter-generator. With 330 horsepower and 450 Newton-meters of torque, it surely isn’t going to appeal to those looking for outright performance. However, the Italian marque has now introduced something that will make performance junkies jump in excitement. Maserati has expanded its Trofeo range by adding the Ghibli and Quattroporte to it. Till now only available for the Levant crossover, the two sporty sedans in the Trofeo trims will also be powered by the incredible twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 developed by Ferrari.

The V8 engine churns out a meaty 580 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque which is enough to give both the cars a top speed of 203mph, making them the fastest sedans to ever carry the Trident logo. In terms of acceleration, the Ghibli Trofeo is the faster of the two with a zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.3 seconds, while the bigger Quattroporte Trofeo does the same sprint two-tenths of a second slower. Both the performance sedans come exclusively with a rear-wheel-drive system and a limited-slip differential, unlike the Levant Trofeo which gets an AWD system. However, all three Trofeo models feature the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The styling updates to differentiate it from the standard variants include carbon fiber elements, red accents, 21-inch Orione aluminum wheels, and updated light clusters in the rear inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car. The cabin gets Trofeo-specific trim and upholstery along with an upgraded infotainment system featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen.