ONE of the most famous names in performance car history, Maserati, is breaking new ground with the arrival of the fastest saloons ever to wear the Italian brand’s trident badge.
The dynamic duo of new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo supermodels are powered by the same 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo powerplant as the Levante Trofeo from 2018.
The engine develops a whopping 580bhp with peak torque of 730Nm, giving it a top speed of 202mph and making it capable of blasting from 0-60mph in fractionally over four seconds.
It means there are now three models in Maserati’s Trofeo collection – Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte, each sporting a colour from the country’s flag.
There’s green for Quattroporte, white for Levante and red for the Ghibli.
Styling tweaks for the new saloons include a special front grille with twin vertical bars in a piano black finish, carbon fibre on the front air duct trims and rear extractor and red detailing on the side air vents.
And the rear light clusters have also been reshaped with a boomerang-style profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
Fresh cabin features include full-grain natural leather upholstery with a 3D Trofeo badge on the headrests and an instrument panel with larger multimedia screen.