523bhp Maserati Levante GTS In The Works

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Italian luxury car maker Maserati is working on the GTS version of its SUV, the Levante. Autocar reports that the hot version of the SUV will be launched in 2018.

Maserati has already commenced testing the prototype version of the Levante GTS. The SUV will draw power from a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which is found in the Quattroporte GTS.

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Maserati Working On Levante GTS Version

The V8 motor pumps out 523bhp of power and 649Nm of torque. The Levante GTS is expected to be equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox delivering power to all the wheels. The SUV will also feature modification to the chassis for sporty handling.

Maserati Working On Levante GTS Version

The GTS version of the Levante will get larger wheels and will feature more aggressive bumpers to enhance the sporty appeal of the SUV. The interior is expected to sport premium materials such as carbon fibre to distinguish it from the Levante S.

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Maserati Working On Levante GTS Version

After the introduction of the Levante GTS, Maserati will also launch a hybrid variant of the SUV. It will be powered by a V6 petrol engine and an electric motor. The SUV will deliver a pure electric range of 53km.

Maserati Working On Levante GTS Version

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The Maserati Levante GTS will be powerful than its rival, the Porsche Cayenne which pumps out 513bhp and will be within reach of the upcoming Range Rover Velar SVR which is likely to deliver around 542bhp.

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