A very special new version of the Maserati Ghibli is coming to us. The saloon from the trident firm receives its most radical variant: the Trofeo, equipped with a 580 hp V8 engine of Ferrari origin.
The surname Trofeo in Maserati is synonymous with sportiness, luxury and high performance. The Ghibli range now has a new version whose main novelty beyond the aesthetic changes, is the incorporation of a block V8 of Ferrari origin.
On an aesthetic level, the novelties that we find in the new Maserati Ghibli Trophy begin with a redesigned hood which now incorporates two air vents whose function is none other than to improve engine cooling. Another of the specific elements of this new edition is its grille, dominated by vertical bars finished in piano black. At both ends of the front bumper and on the frame of the air intakes have been installed carbon fiber trim. The rear diffuser, also new, features this same material.
The external appearance is completed with new 21-inch aluminum Orione wheels and renewed rear lights which, according to the manufacturer, are inspired by those of the Maserati 3200GT and the Alfieri concept. The lateral gills, as well as the trident insignia on the C-pillar, have inserts in red. Making a clear nod to the Italian flag, Maserati chooses the ‘tricolori’ colors for the bodywork of the three members of the Trofeo collection: green for the Quattroporte, White for the Levante and Red for the Ghibli.
Maserati Ghibli Trofeo: the best is under the hood
The new Maserati Ghibli Trofeo introduces a 3.8-liter V8 biturbo engine with an output of 580 hp at 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 730 Nm. This powerplant, manufactured in Ferrari’s Maranello plant, also comes to the Levante and Quattroporte Trofeo variants. In the case of the Ghibli, power is transferred to the rear axle via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with mechanical limited-slip differential. This setting allows the model to sign the 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 326 km / h.
In this way, the new Ghibli Trofeo becomes, together with the Quattroporte – which reaches the same point as its brother – into the fastest saloon in the manufacturer’s history. The curb weight is 1,969 kg. As expected, there is no lack of equipment with elements that add an extra in favor of the dynamic behavior of the set such as the Integrated Vehicle Control Systems (IVC), ADAS, Active Driving Assist, MIA virtual assistant, Corsa mode and Launch Control.
The interior of the Italian saloon also features several updates. On the one hand, we find the Trophy emblem that identifies the exclusive version. The seats, door panels, dashboard and steering wheel are covered in Pieno Fiore leather. Continuing the sporty look of the set, several carbon fiber moldings have also been installed. For its part, the infotainment system now has a display that increases its size from 8.4 to 10.1 inches.
With all this, the new Ghibli Trofeo competes on the market with models such as the BMW M5 or the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. The Maserati Ghibli Trofeo will be manufactured at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli plant in Grugliasco, Turin.