The Land Yacht: Maserati’s Levante Trofeo
The Italian luxury car company has made some strides into the land of SUVs, and the Levante Trofeo is not its first attempt, but it certainly is a memorable one.
A benchmark for how SUVs can be both spacious and speedy, the Levante Trofeo synthesizes a roomy interior with a well-rounded V8 engine to allow this land yacht’s captain to take it on a joyride with their friends. Ferrari crafted the engine, so the Levante Trofeo doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, the Levante Trofeo adapts tech to create an SUV with the speed and acceleration of a sportier model.
The Trofeo Features
The speed, handling, acceleration, style, and comfort factors, mix like a whirlwind to create the Maserati Levante Trofeo. Velocity comes in the form of a max speed of 304 km/h, handling via the Q4 traction system, acceleration present from the 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds, the style made clear by the carbon fiber interior accents as well as a digital display, and comfort through the luxury leather seats. The interior isn’t the only thing that is built with style in mind. The exterior features carbon fiber and aluminum together in a perfect pair, complimenting not only the vehicle’s appearance but the practical effects of engine cooling, via the vents on the bonnet.
The aesthetic is maintained under the hood, a move not prevalent in the world of vehicles but undoubtedly innovative in the world of SUVs. Black with red accents and a pronounced logo make the engine easy on the eyes. Seating up to five, with its roomy interior, the Trofeo allows you to take your group anywhere without cramped space.
After all, what fun is a fantastic car with no one to share it? The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine can create up to 590 horsepower, making this SUV a sports car speedster in a five-seater layout. 13.5 L per 100km on the fuel efficiency scale puts it right in line with its siblings, which are V8 SUVs. If you need a less crowded trip but want to pack in all the necessities, the rear seats will fold down with the touch of a button and the trunk space more than doubles. Why risk leaving anything behind when you can take all you can carry?
A Satisfactory SUV
Maserati’s foray into the SUV world has not disappointed yet, and the Levante Trofeo keeps that trend going. A speed-boosted experience as compared to previous SUV models, and a double down on what visually makes a Maserati so unique and fashionable regarding its interior and exterior image, the Trofeo continues the legacy of the 100-year-old company with an adaptably turbo-charged step in the roomy socially-oriented direction. Pricing in at around the $350,000 range, the Levante Trofeo’s cost isn’t a surprise given its company name, and the logo of that name is reassured to you every time you see the Trofeo, in multiple locations both inside and outside the vehicle, The Maserati trident.