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The fastest Levante in Maserati's history destined for South Africa

Maserati South Africa has confirmed that the new Levante Trofeo will makes it debut on South African shores during the first quarter of 2020

Maserati South Africa confirms the powerful 433 kW Levante Trofeo SUV will make its debut in South Africa in 2020.

The Trofeo boasts a 3.8-litre twin -turbo V8 engine that reaches a top speed of 304 km. The SUV goes from 0 – 100km in 3.9 seconds.

Dealer principal at Maserati Johannesburg, Rens Rademeyer says, “Aside from being one of the most powerful Maserati models ever, the Levante Trofeo’s sporting interior offers all the comfort of a prestigious SUV. It is built to the enduring principles of a Maserati grand touring vehicle.”

Maserati Levante

Rademeyer mentions that every Trofeo will have Maserati’s exclusive Pieno Fiore Italian leather as standard, and is equipped with a 1 280 Watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround-sound audio system, for a concert-hall sound experience.

“The Trofeo will also have unique carbon fibre exterior details, and our customers can as always indulge in their creativity in the Maserati fit and finish studio to further custom design their Trofeo”, Rademeyer adds.

Maserati SUV Levante

The well-thought out detail of the Levante Trofeo gives the front and overall look of the vehicle a sporty stance. The side blades in the front air intakes, side skirts, and the rear extractor are made of ultralight, high-gloss carbon fibre, further underlining the model’s racing look.

The bonnet is new, with two heat extractors for better cylinder head cooling. Beneath the bonnet, the high-gloss carbon fibre engine cover boasts the Maserati Trident and a V8 inscription. The cylinder head and intake manifold are painted red.

Maserati interior

The elegance of this model was mainly focused on the lower front-end and the rear bumped, crowned by the 22-inch aluminum wheels, which are available in both polished and matte finishes.

The Levante Trofeo was first revealed at last year’s New York International Auto Show, where it was lauded from combining a powerful engine with outstanding weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.

While this is true for all Maserati’s Levante models, the new Trofeo’s power, weight, and chassis have been refined to work perfectly with the high-power V8 ensuring that it provides an exhilarating driving experience that never compromises its long-distance comfort and active safety.

Maserati Levante

In further fine-tuning the Trofeo, Maserati engineers have added a Corsa mode with launch control and incorporated an Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system into the electric power steering system for advanced traction management and to prevent vehicle instability. The eight-speed automatic gearbox is programmed to reward spirited driving.

“Interest in the Levante Trofeo has already been overwhelming. The first unit, a specially numbered Launch Edition in Blue Emozione Matte, will arrive in the first quarter of 2020 with bespoke units following soon thereafter” concludes Rademeyer.

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Images: Motorpress

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