A Maserati powered by a Ferrari engine is nothing new. The Quattroporte, for instance, has used a Ferrari V8 in its GTS trim while the Levante Trofeo does feature a Prancing Horse-sourced V8 mill. Now, its the Ghibli’s and the current-generation Quattroporte’s turn to get the Trofeo treatment.
You can tell that its a Trofeo variant thanks to the red accents on certain exterior bits. Both sedans ride on 21-inch rims while the Ghibli gets dual hood air intakes for better breathing.
Maserati Ghibli Trofeo
Step inside and a slew of Trofeo-badged trim pieces on certain panels and the upholstery can be seen. But the biggest change is the new 10.1-inch infotainment system that replaces the former 8.4-inch unit.
And yes, the juicy bit is the 3.8-liter V8 that puts out 580bhp and 538lb-ft of torque. Driving the rear wheels, it propels the Ghibli Trofeo to 100km/h from rest in just 4.3 seconds while its bigger Quattroporte stablemate does the same in 4.5 ticks.
Those who want one, though, will need to order now as the Trofeo sedans will only be available for a limited time. Ferrari has said that it will not extend its supply deal beyond what has been agreed on. Expect the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo to hit the scene in early 2021.
Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo