Maserati launches the 2019 Levante GTS with a 550 horsepower Ferrari V8 engine

Italian carmaker Maserati unveiled the 2019 Levante GTS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new variant of the performance crossover is slotted right below the range-topping Trofeo version which was introduced only a few months back. The Levante GTS is powered by a Ferrari-assembled biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine, which can also be found in the Quattroporte GTS. The latest variant of the crossover has 550 horsepower on tap along with 538lb-ft of torque; that’s 40hp less than the Trofeo. Maserati claims the Levante GTS can reach zero to 60mph in 4 seconds flat and hit a top speed of 181mph. in comparison, the Trofeo does 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and can reach 187mph.

The Ferrari V8 is coupled to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and power is sent to all four wheels through a rear-biased all-wheel drive system that’s capable of sending up to 50% power to the front. Visually, the GTS model comes with a couple of unique design features on the front and back along with 22-inch wheels to differentiate it from the V6-powered S variant. The cabin features premium leather trim, carbon fiber shift paddles, sport pedals, and a redesigned shift lever along with a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The Maserati Levante GTS has a starting price of $120,000, which is almost $50,000 less than the Trofeo. The deliveries are said to begin in October.

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