Maserati_Levante_GTS_frontThe Goodwood Festival of Speed has become a favourite location for premiering high-performance cars so it comes as no surprise that Italian sportscar maker Maserati chose it to introduce the Levante GTS, one of the world’s hottest SUVs.

The Levante GTS Twin Turbo 3.8-litre V8 is based on that used in the flagship Maserati Quattroporte GTS but has been re-engineered to work with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System.

The engine has been retuned to deliver 550hp (404 kW) at 6250 rpm, and 730 Nm of torque between 2500 and 5000 rpm. Like all Maserati petrol engines, this V8 is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello.

Maserati Levante GTS has a zero to 100 km/h time of just 4.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed is 292 km/h.


New GTS has styling changes to the front fascia and the rear bumper. But the real news is on the inside with the cabin having either Maserati’s Full Premium leather or full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather. A topline Harman Kardon Audio system with 14 speakers.

At this stage the new Levante GTS is not confirmed for Australia.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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