The raunchy sedan just got raunchier and that’s a good thing

We’ll call it how we see it: the Maserati Quattroporte is a bit (too) long in the tooth. And while the exterior might tend to disagree, the more eloquent clues can be found inside the cabin, which has a strong, dated vibe.

However, Maserati won’t let the Quattroporte fade into oblivion just yet and has prepared a Trofeo version for its larger sedan, as it did for the Levante SUV, hoping it will do better battle against the likes of Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and BMW 7 Series.

Old dog, new tricks

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Exterior
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Obviously, the highlight of the Trofeo version is its beating heart. In this case, a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that cranks out 580 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 730 Newton-meters (538 pound-feet) of torque aimed at the rear wheels.

Besides the heart transplant, the Quattroporte Trofeo gets a limited-slip diff as standard and a Corsa driving mode that unlocks the vee-eight’s full rage - Corsa means race in Italian, so you get the gist. But that’s not all: your ego benefits from a launch control feature - also taken from the Levante Trofeo. Obviously, and you can have the Quattroporte Trofeo in RWD guise only, so if your desires include AWD, then it’s best to head to the Quattroporte S Q4.

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Exterior
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In this configuration, the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo needs 4.5 seconds to clear the 0-100 kph (62 mph) interval en route to a top speed of 326 kph (202 mph).

Also worth mentioning is that the Ghibli Trofeo, which features the same engine, in an identical state of tune, needs 4.3 seconds to conquer the same interval and can reach the same top speed.

Other engine options, provided the Trofeo is not your cup of tea, include a 424-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 and the same 3.8-liter V-8 but detuned to produce 523 horsepower inside the Quattroporte GTS.

Dressed to impress, inside and out

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo
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The Trofeo stands out through more than a tweaked engine. On the outside, it flaunts twin vertical bars in the front grille (Piano Black’s the color) and extra carbon fiber details on the front air intakes and rear extractor. 21-inch Orione aluminum wheels are also part of the bundle.

The taillights are redesigned, too, made to look like those of the 3200 GT and Alfieri concept car. Then there’s red body paint, and, of course, the Maserati-specific roaring sound of the exhaust which is bound to reach new heights in the Trofeo.

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Exterior
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Maserati did spice things up inside, too, and by that we mean a redesigned dashboard, Trofeo-badged seat headrests, and full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather. Gone is the 8.4-inch display which makes room for a more contemporary 10.1-inch screen with better resolution and graphics.

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Exterior
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2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo - Essential Specs
Engine petrol, 90-degree V-8, twin-turbo, direct-injected
Displacement 3799 cc
Max power 580 hp @ 6750 rpm
Max torque 730 Nm/538 lb-ft @ 2250-5250 rpm
0-100 kph (62 mph) 4.5 seconds
Top speed 326 kph (202 mph)
Gearbox ZF 8-speed auto, rear-wheel drive, self-locking differential
Wheelbase 3171 mm
Kerb weight 2000 kg (4409 lb)
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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