The Maserati Levante has welcomed the GTS moniker, along with an extensive list of upgrades and a powerful V8 engine breathing air from behind that large grille.
The powertrain has been re-engineered to work together with the all-wheel drive system, and delivers 550PS (542hp / 404kW) and 730Nm (538lb-ft) of torque to the wheels. Maserati says the Levante GTS takes 4.2 seconds to reach 100km/h (62mph) and maxes out at 292km/h (181mph).
In addition to adding the powerful engine from its flagship sedan sibling, the Maserati Levante GTS has also welcomed a tuned chassis, and an updated exterior design. The latter “focuses on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper”, according to the Italian automaker, which gives it “a sporty yet sophisticated look”.
Not much has changed in the cockpit, but clients will enjoy the standard Full Premium leather, or optional full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather, alongside the sport pedals and a premium sound system from Harman Kardon, with 14 speakers.
Besides the Levante GTS, Maserati has also brought the Levante Trofeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Marking its European premiere, after it debuted in New York earlier this year, it has 590PS (582hp / 433kW) and 730Nm (538lb-ft) of torque from a twin-turbo V8 engine and goes from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.9sec, and up to a top speed of more than 300km/h (186mph).
The Italian automaker has also updated the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante with a redesigned gearshift lever, which premiered initially in the Levante Trofeo, and the MTC+ infotainment system has been enhanced in all three models.
For the first time, the aforementioned Pieno Fiore leather can be ordered as an optional extra on all three vehicles, and the company offers two new high-gloss interior veneers for the Ghibli and Quattroporte, and three for the Levante.
The color palette has been updated for the 2019MY, too, and there are new 20- and 21-inch in size wheels, whereas the Levante GTS and Trofeo sit on 22-inch ones.
The Maserati Design Center has come up with a specific front grille and side skirts created exclusively for the Quattroporte GTS GranSport, and finally, the Nerissimo package is now available with a wider range of colors.