Maserati has revealed the 2019 Levante GTS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. And as always, the Italian carmaker entrusted the assembly of the petrol engine to Ferrari in Maranello. The new SUV comes with an upgraded chassis designed to handle the heart-pounding V8 lying under its hood.
Mated to an eight-speed ZF autobox, the twin-turbo V8 features the same V90 architecture of the 3.8-litre unit brought by the Quattroporte GTS. However, re-enginering and retuning have been done to make it compatible with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and deliver 550 HP and 730 Nm of torque. The car’s new oomph is good enough to hit 62mph in just 4.2 seconds, with the top speed sits at 292 km/h.
Sportiness has been taken to the next level as the GTS follows the same “unmistakable” design path taken by the Trofeo, which focuses on styling the lower front fascia and the rear bumper to produce a sporty appearance.
The interior packs fresh, unique surroundings with standard Full Premium leather or optional full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather. Sport pedals and 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system are also standard. The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS is priced from $121,475, with sales begins in October.