Rare Rides: A 1991 Maserati Shamal – Sporty, and Very Square

In the 1990s, nobody in North America spent much (any?) time thinking about Maserati products. So you’d be forgiven if today’s Rare Ride slipped from your fond early-90s memories long ago. It’s the Shamal, and it’s a bit homely. Named, like many of Maserati’s other models (not the Biturbo), after a gust of air, Shamal […]

Maserati Levante Trofeo gets a twin-turbo V8 transplant from Ferrari

With 590 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque, the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine powering the all-wheel-drive Levante Trofeo boasts more power-per-liter than any engine previously installed in a Maserati. Not surprisingly, the engine and its 156-hp-per-liter output are the product of the men from Maranello. The Ferrari-built V8 pushes the Levante Trofeo to 60 miles […]

2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo: Fast and Ferrari-ish

-It’s no secret that Ferrari is looking to dip a toe into the crossover-SUV pool, but until that day comes, the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo is the closest you’ll be able to get to owning a crossover SUV from the prancing-horse brand. Marking the first Levante model with an eight-cylinder engine, the new Trofeo’s Ferrari-assembled […]

2018 Maserati Levante in Depth: Zesty Italian Motoring with an Off-Road Flavor

– Like the warm Mediterranean winds for which it’s named, the Maserati Levante has ushered in a change in season for its brand, representing the very first time the storied trident badge has graced an SUV. The Levante’s vaunted status as a luxurious, athletic, and uniquely Italian example of the tall-bodied breed guarantees that it […]

Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia Is a Rebodied Maserati GranTurismo

– If the styling of the Maserati GranTurismo is a bit passé for your tastes, Italian design house Touring Superleggera may have just the cure with the Sciàdipersia. The coachbuilt sports coupe uses the mechanicals of the GranTurismo but updates the grand touring coupe’s decade-old styling with a new look. Limited to just 10 units, the Sciàdipersia is a […]

2017 Maserati Levante in Depth: Hot-Blooded Italian Motoring, with Ground Clearance

– Choosing the Maserati Levante is a decision driven more by desire than by rational thought. Its hot-blooded Italian character sets it apart from its rivals—even those that are quicker and more luxurious. But it comes with compromises: it’s not as capacious for people and cargo, it’s not as well put together, and it costs […]