Maserati Levante Trofeo: Living Up to the Name
Like nearly every other mass-market automaker on the planet, Maserati had to make a crossover to capitalize on the continuing demand for high-riding machines. In regular Maserati fashion, a boring box with wheels wasn’t going to cut it. So, in 2017, the world met Maserati’s Levante: a stylish crossover that helped scratch the itch for SUV-hungry shoppers. As you’d expect with time, the Levante would see performance variants, eventually ending at the Trofeo, which is Italian for trophy. It also means that the Maserati Levante gets some serious upgrades under the hood. Powering the Levante Trofeo is a 3.8-liter Ferrari-based V8 making 580 horsepower. Wrangling that power is an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. That all adds to this Maserati crossover sprinting to 60 mph from a dead stop in only 3.8-seconds, which is as quick as a Ferrari F40. On this episode of Quick Spin, Wes Raynal puts this Maserati Levante Trofeo through its paces and sees if it lives up to its name. Raynal guides you around this Maserati and highlights some of its most interesting features and gives insight into the crossover’s details. Raynal also brings you along on a live drive review where he asses this Maserati’s performance in real-time. Expanding on those segments, Raynal talks with host Wesley Wren about the Levante, about its position in the market and about what it represents. Closing the show the pair break down the Maserati and talk about what makes it special.