Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte Trofeo teased ahead of August 10 unveil

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Maserati has teased high-performance Trofeo versions of its Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans.

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A sole teaser image was posted by the trident-badge carmaker to its social media pages, showing the hot Ghibli and Quattroporte parked alongside the existing Levante Trofeo SUV in a red-white-green colour scheme resembling the Italian national flag.

No performance details were released with the image, however the fast four-doors are expected to feature the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 as their SUV platform-mate.

In Levante guise, the Ferrari-designed bent-eight develops 440kW of power and 730Nm of torque, fed to all wheels through an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. Maserati claims a 3.9-second 0-100km/h time for the crossover ā€“ expect a quicker time in the lighter sedans.

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Above: Maserati’s teaser with some Photoshop lighting tweaks.

Alternate reports out of Europe have suggested that Maserati is looking to phase out the Ferrari V8 in its models, instead replacing it with the 3.0-litre ‘Nettuno’ twin-turbocharged V6 that’s set to debut in the brand’s MC20 hypercar.

While it may develop 463kW and 730Nm in the mid-engined halo car, reports indicate the engine will be detuned to 390kW and 427kW in the Levante and Quattroporte respectively ā€“ a potentially surprising choice considering the former figure comes in 50kW short of the current range-topping Levante.

The 2021 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo (and likely a refreshed Levante Trofeo) will be revealed on August 10, European time.

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