In a bizarre shift over the previous decade or so, an increasing number of manufacturers recognized extra for his or her supercars and efficiency automobiles have been popping out with SUVs and crossovers.
It began with the Porsche Cayenne back in the mid-2000s, and now, nearly everybody save Ferrari has a efficiency SUV.
TheStraightPipes, a Canadian YouTube automotive evaluate channel recognized for a humorousness and high quality opinions in equal measure, determined to provide the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo just a little take a look at.
What’s vital to notice right here proper off the bat is that whereas we mentioned that Ferrari doesn’t have an SUV, the Levante can form of, kind of, be related to Ferrari because it makes use of a handbuilt Ferrari twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8.
That energy unit kicks out 590 HP and 538 lbs-ft of torque. By way of an 8-speed automated and a few trick differentials, the engine and energy additionally makes the Levante Trofeo really feel like a rear-wheel-drive automobile, regardless of having all-wheel drive.
One other benefit of being Italian is that, like nearly any efficiency automobile from there, it sounds nice. A tough, rowdy growl on energy, and an appreciably comfy and quiet burble at idle or when cruising.
As anticipated, the inside is stuffed with little touches of brilliance, but additionally just a few areas the place the blokes really feel there could also be just a little room for enchancment. After which comes the true kick within the tooth.
The 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo, being a prime of the road Italian efficiency SUV, is available in at a value of $169,980. Earlier than any choices.
Then once more, in comparison with a Lamborghini Urus, that may be a little bit of a discount…