The Maserati Levante will soon be hot on the heels of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo-when a version GTS launches next year with a Ferrari V8.
Spotted the test on the continent, the performance SUV model to inherit the twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine which is currently used in the Quattroporte GTS, where it produces 523bhp.
With this release, the Levante GTS rank in the extension of the 542bhp Cayenne Turbo and upcoming Range Rover Velar SVR, which should also have around 542bhp.
As it is hot-SUV rival, the Levante GTS will get bespoke chassis settings of the road-biased than its brothers and sisters. Expect one more hard in performance mode for the air suspension, which will sacrifice ride comfort for better body control.
The car will wear the GTS trim on the inside and the outside, with larger wheels and bumper are more aggressive for the outdoors. The cab will probably come with a higher-spec finish standard, with a carbon-fiber trim, probably to signify the model’s sporty credentials.
The GTS will sit at the top of the beach of Levante, which currently receives power from either a 3.0-litre V6 petrol or a diesel engine in the same way. The current fastest model, the V6 S GranSport, sells at from £76,995, the meaning of the GTS could start from more than £ 80,000.
In the wake of the GTS, Maserati will strengthen its Levante line-up with a variant hybrid. It mate the V6 gasoline engine to an electric motor, shared with colleagues of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles the team of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, approximately 33 kilometres of pure electric driving.