2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo first look: V8 gives SUV serious pace

Maserati’s first SUV was hardly a slowpoke, but the twin-turbo V6 is getting two more cylinders with the new 2019 Levante Trofeo V8. Taking its rightful place at the top of the Levante pile, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 brings a hefty 590 horsepower and 538 lb-ft. of torque to the party.

Considering the V6 could offer 424 horsepower at most, that’s a big step up for the all-wheel drive SUV. Maserati says it’s enough for a 0-62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 186 mph if you find a sufficiently long, straight stretch. Indeed, it’s one of the most powerful engines that the automaker has ever used, and like Maserati’s other gas engines it’s made for them by Ferrari.

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