2019 Maserati Levante SUV – Great Deep Review https://goo.gl/Dmucgx
It’s no secret that Ferrari is looking to dip a toe into the crossover-SUV pool, but until that day comes, the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo is the closest you’ll be able to get to owning a crossover SUV from the prancing-horse brand. Marking the first Levante model with an eight-cylinder engine, the new Trofeo’s Ferrari-assembled twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 provides the high-riding hatchback with a stable of 590 horses at a screaming 6250 rpm and a plentiful 538 lb-ft of torque from just 2250 revs.
Lest you think Maserati simply plugged the V-8 engine from its Quattroporte GTS luxury sedan into the Levante Trofeo, we are told that the engine has been thoroughly modified for its new home. Along with an additional 67 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque relative to the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte GTS, the all-wheel-drive Levante Trofeo’s engine has a new crankcase design, oil pump, auxiliary belt, turbochargers, cylinder heads, and more. A Trofeo-specific Corsa driving mode adds a launch-control function and adjusts the throttle, adaptive suspension dampers, air springs, all-wheel-drive system, and the shift programming of the eight-speed automatic transmission for performance-oriented driving purposes.