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.