2019 Maserati Levante GTS Comes with 550 horsepower V8
- 18 July 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS is the second version of the this SUV series. It comes with 3.8-l twin-turbo V8 engine that is capable of producing 538 lbf-ft of torque. It is one of those Ferrari gasoline engines produced in Italy.
The car can develop the speed of up to 60 MPH within 4 seconds, which is achievable thanks to a ZF 8-speed AT. The maximum speed that can be developed is about 181 MPH.
To improve Q4 Intelligent AWD system’s performance, Maserati specialists had to make numerous changes to V8. Thus, the crankcase and crankshaft were redesigned, and a few new features added, including drive belt and oil pump. The vehicle got more muscle thanks to turbochargers as well as intercoolers.
In normal road conditions, AWD routes 100 % of torque to the rear axle, but depending on circumstances, 50 % can be shifted to the front wheels. The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS has an air suspension adjustable system that comes with 6 levels, with 3 in. of travel between the first and the last one.
The brakes come with 6-piston monobloc calipers clamping 15-in. and 13-in. rotors located in the front and rear respectively. The second version features a more aggressive look thanks to the redesign of the front and rear fascias. The splitter, rear extractor, and the body are of the same color. The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS’s cabin comes with full-grain leather.