Novitec Turns the Ferrari-Powered Maserati Levante Trofeo Up a Notch with the Esteso V2
The hotted-up SUV now packs 624 horsepower.
Feast your eyes on this beauty: the Maserati Levante Esteso V2 by Novitec. In short, we like it a lot. The German tuning house adds a widebody kit and other fancy bits to the already sweet Levante Trofeo and even manages to boost the engine's power a couple of major notches.
The hotted-up Levante sports a carbon-fiber engine cover, an eight-piece widebody kit, and a discreet rear spoiler lip on its hatch. The high-powered crossover also rolls on special Esteso aluminum 22-inch wheels. Oh yeah, there's also a suspension control module that drops the Maser's ride height by about an inch.
Under the hood, the crossover's twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 gets tweaked via a process controller, which allows it to lay down 624 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque—up from 590 horses and 538 lb-ft. The Ferrari-built engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which channels power to all four of the Levante's wheels. Novitec claims this rig will sprint to 62 mph time in a mere 3.8 seconds. That ought to get you through the Starbucks drive-thru in record time.