2018 MASERATI LEVANTE GTS SPIED: THE TOP-DOG SUV WITH V8 UNDER THE HOOD

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Maserati is currently working on a new SUV. More precisely, the Italians will are testing a prototype that seems to be a high-performance version of the Levante. The awesome high-riding vehicle will definitely add the GTS badge and a suitable engine. Bearing in mind how good is the non-GTS Levante, we can;t wait to see the new premium model.

2018 Maserati Levante GTS

They haven’t released any official information regarding the 2018 Maserati Levante GTS, but the testing vehicle hints the possibility. The crossover features camouflage at the ends, which suggests what’s new. As far as we can see, the revised front fascia sports bigger air intakes, while the rear end hosts a new bumper with redesigned exhaust layout. What we can’t see and it’s definitely happening is a special suspension. Plus, the production model will likely get larger alloys along with the heavier braking system.

The 2018 Levante GTS will use a different, more potent engine. The manufacturer will add a Quattroporte’s 3.8-liter V8 unit, which is pumping out 523 horsepower (390 kW) and 524 pound-feet (710 Newton-meters). Though, we expect more power, simply because the biggest competitors feature more ponies under the hood. In any case, the topping SUV will definitely lower its 0-60 mph sprint below 5 seconds, while top speed should be limited to 164 mph.

The top-dog will probably arrive next spring, so it might be introduced as a 2019 model.

 

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