Like Levante Trofeo, the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeos employ an integrated vehicle control system with sharpened driving dynamics, including a Corsa button for an even sportier driving style.
Also included is launch control, a function that helps shove the Ghibli Trofeo from 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds and the larger and heavier Quattroporte Trofeo in 4.5 seconds. The sedans are both rear-wheel drives, and the grippier all-wheel-drive Levante Trofeo pips them both in a standing sprint with its 4.1 seconds.
All three models transmit power via eight-speed automatic transmissions.
Styling touches that set the Trofeo models apart from lesser Maseratis include front grille with twin vertical bars in piano black, and carbon fibre on the front air-duct trims and rear extractor. Red details perk up the side air vents and trident badge on the C-pillars.
The tail lights have also been restyled with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
The Ghibli Trofeo’s bonnet has also been tweaked with air ducts for better cooling, as on the Levante Trofeo. The Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with 21-inch aluminium Orione wheels, while the SUV has 22-inch Orione wheels.
Inside, the Trofeo trim includes full-grain Pieno Fiore leather, headrests bearing the Trofeo badge, and an on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface at switch-on.
A Maserati Intelligent Assistant is added to the technology palette, along with larger multimedia screens with upgraded resolution.
• The Trofeo versions of the Ghibli and Quattroporte will arrive in SA in December with prices to be announced in September. The Levante Trofeo is already on sale at R3.75m.