Maserati Spied Testing Twin-Turbo V8 SUV

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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The V8-powered Maserati Levante GTS has been spied testing.

Spy photographers have caught this Maserati Levante prototype being benchmarked against the BMW X5 M, suggesting there’s a lot more power under the hood. That means the Maserati Levante will finally get a V8 engine next year and will most likely take on the GTS nameplate. Power is expected to come from a twin-turbo V8 sourced from Ferrari – the same 3.8-liter powerplant that generates 523 horsepower in the Maserati Quattroporte GTS.

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In order to accommodate the high-performance engine, expect some styling changes to be done. As seen on this particular prototype, the front bumper will receive larger air intakes, along with vents on the hood. Also expect to see changes to the SUV’s suspension, brakes, and wheels.

Look for a debut sometime next year.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • ?mperius ??????? ?mperius ??????? on Sep 13, 2017

    Ugly. This epidemic of "crossover" "soccer mom suv's" is getting out of hand. Benz, flooded themselves with it, High end brands are introducing them, even Lamborghini, STOP this. Porsche as well.