Maserati have revealed the high-powered performance variants of the Ghibli and Quattroporte known as the 2021 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo. That’s right, there is finally a V8 engine on offer in the Ghibli.
Both the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo have a Ferrari-derived 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8. The pair will produce 433kW of power and 730Nm of torque through an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox sending power solely to the rear wheels. Impressively the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo will have a 0-100km/h time of just 4.3 seconds – the Quattroporte Trofeo is 0.2 seconds slower at 4.5 – with both having the same 326km/h top speed.
As before, the 2021 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte will have a Normal, ICE (increased control and efficiency) and a sport mode but new for the Trofeo variants there will be a Corsa mode (Race mode). Corsa mode will firm up the suspension, open up the bi-modal exhaust and put the gearbox and stability control in their sportiest settings. It also unlocks the car’s launch control.
The Trofeo counterparts of the Ghibli and Quattroporte will feature different lower front facias, black grilles, more aggressive diffusers, Trofeo badging and red accented front wheel arch vents to separate them from the rest of the range. Also Trofeo specific are the carbon fibre lower front splitter and front air intakes and newer ‘boomerang’ tail lights that will be shared with the rest of the MY21 Maserati models.
21-inch ‘Orione’ ally wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero or Continental SportContact tyres will be standard for the Trofeo twins, they will also have behind them performance brakes with red, blue, black or silver contrasting callipers. These brakes will be capable of stopping the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo from 100km/h in just 34 metres.
The interior of the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo will be available with either black, red or tan quilted-leather-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching and Trofeo embroidery. In-cabin technology upgrades include a new larger 10.1-inch infotainment screen utilising Maserati’s all-new, Android Automotive-based ‘Maserati Intelligent Assistant’ operating system. This will feature wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa voice assistant functionality.
Standard equipment on the 2021 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo sedans includes keyless entry with push button start, adaptive LED headlights, wireless charging, soft close doors and a soft close boot lid. Available will also be either a 10-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system or a 15-speaker Bower and Wilkins premium sound system.
Semi-autonomous driver assistance systems will also be on offer as seen before, these will include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), traffic sign recognition, a 360-degree camera and blind spot monitoring.
Expect to see the pair of Trofeo twins in showrooms next year with an Australian launch happening in early 2021.