The past few years have seen various automakers slowly blur the lines between supercars and Sport Utility Vehicles. The likes of the Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne GTS are proof of this. Maserati wants to be part of this illustrious club by introducing the all-new Levante GTS.
Debuting alongside the Levante Trofeo (which makes its European entry) at the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed held last weekend, the Maserati of SUVs boasts engineering and design upgrades that help make it worthy of being included in this elite circle.
The design cues include a revised front fascia and rear bumper as well as updated alloy wheels. All these help give the SUV a sporty yet sophisticated vibe. On the inside, a new infotainment display and available Pieno Fiore natural leather can be had in place of the already luxurious full-grain cowhide.
The most significant upgrade, however, is the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 motor that was first seen on the Quattroporte GTS. The Ferrari-built mill has been re-engineered to produce 550hp and 730Nm of torque, as well as mate to the advanced Q4 all-wheel drive system. This allows the Levante GTS to blast from 0-100kph in just 4.2 seconds and hit a 292kph top speed.
Thanks to a power-to-weight ratio of just 3.9kg/hp, the Levante GTS promises nimble handling a truly dynamic drive. Moreover, Integrated Vehicle Control helps keep things shiny side-up and keep you tracking straight and true.
By the looks of it, the new Maserati Levante GTS may very well be counted as one of the supercars of SUVs.