The Maserati Levante will be getting a V8 engine co-developed by Ferrari.
A new variant of the Maserati Levante is said to be coming later this year. This particular variant will be powered by a V8 petrol engined co-developed with Ferrari. It is the same engine that powers the Quattroporte GTS. Power output from the 3.8-litre unit is expected to be the same as that of the sedan.
The engine produces 523 bhp and 650 Nm of torque. This will allow it to compete with powerful SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5 M and the Range Rover Sport SVR. 0-100 kph time is expected to be around 4.5 seconds. The SUV will ride on a bespoke chassis to provide a sportier setup. The air suspension on the SUV will be tuned for better body control while the anti-roll bar will be stiffer. The brakes could also get an upgrade.
The car will get new aggressive bumpers and larger wheels. The interior and equipment for the GTS is likely to be the same as the current car. However, a few changes are expected to make it more sportier. An additional carbon-fibre trim is expected for the SUV.
The Maserati Levante GTS will be significantly more expensive than the current V6 Levante. There is no official date released, but expect the launch to happen during the second half of the year. The GTS will be followed by a hybrid variant with a petrol engine and an electric motor.