The Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo has a new flagship offering.
This is the impressive new flagship for the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo range and it's an impressive offering.
The new car offers a 3.8-litre V8 engine producing 572bhp to deliver blistering pace and performance.
The twin-turbocharged engine - it's the same one that is in the new Levante Trofeo - delivers 730Nm of torque for superb performance and grip.
The power is delivered using an eight-speed automatic gearbox, again it's the same as the Levante, and the power is sent to the rear wheels only.
It has been created to take on the likes of the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the Mercedes-AMG S63, and the BMW M760Li.
Though with prices starting at £127,000, the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo makes for a sound lease leasing opportunity for drivers who are interested.
The order books have opened with the first deliveries beginning before Christmas.
For the money, the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo is the fastest model in the saloon's range with an impressive top speed of 202mph and a 0 to 62mph sprint time of 4.5 seconds.
The revamp has also seen the chassis being overhauled and improved adaptive dampers being added.
Drivers also get stiffer springs, much larger brakes and a self-locking rear differential and high performing Continental Sport Contact tyres.
The Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo’s agility is underpinned with a new multi-link double-wishbone suspension.
Driving features include a new launch control system as well as a configurable traction control system.
Maserati has introduced criteria for the systems to work and, for example, the car must not only be on a flat road, it must also be stationary with the doors closed. There must also be no engine warning lights.
Exterior styling tweaks for the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo include new forged aluminium 21-inch alloy wheels, fresh ducting in the front quarter panel and a new deeper carbon fibre front splitter.
There is also a carbon fibre rear diffuser for the twin exhaust system.
Inside, the cabin is a luxurious creation with a wireless smartphone charger, perforated leather upholstery and a new 10.1-inch infotainment system. Drivers also get to enjoy a Harman-Kardon stereo system with 10-speakers.
Standard equipment includes adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and lane-keeping assist.
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