The Maserati Levante GTS hunted in Italy during a test session

Back to catch the new Maserati Levante GTS during a test session. This time, the photographed unit was conducting a test in Italy. This version of purely sporting and radical character hit the market in 2018 to face the likes of vehicles Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It will be powered by an engine that will yield an approximate output of 560 hp.

Maserati Levante GTS 2018 - spy photo

Maserati Levante spy photo GTS performing a road test session.

more than a month ago we published the first spy photos Maserati Levante GTS. Trident firm is working on a version of extreme character and purely sporting approach that allows the Italian SUV to cope with models such as the BMW X5 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Its development is underway for some time now, we have some new pictures.

This time, our spy photographers have a test unit Levante GTS while conducting a series of tests in Italy. Compared to the images published in the previous article, we see a noticeable change in both front and camouflage on the rear. There are also scattered around the small outdoor vinyl strips that hide any reference to Maserati SUV.

Although the model is well covered, we can say that will wear a more aggressive image thanks to larger air inlets, a grill honeycomb glossy black color and a new exterior mirrors In addition to specific bumpers in the rear see a roof spoiler and an exhaust system with four outlets. Other details that can not be overlooked are LED headlights technology or tires that will leave view calipers six pistons.

Maserati Levante GTS 2018 - spy photo back

The GTS version of Maserati Levante will hit the market in 2018.

Turning to the mechanical section, under the hood of Levante GTS the same engine that propels the new Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Stelvio (model that has recently started marketing in Spain) will be found. It's about a Twin Turbo V6 2.9-liter that will yield an approximate output of 560 hp. It will be modified for the occasion by the engineers of the Italian firm.

The indicated biturbo will be associated with a automatic transmission ZF eight-speed and a system of AWD Q4. With this engine, the 2018 GTS Maserati Levante will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds and reach a top speed will be around 280 km / h.

When will the market? The launch of the GTS version of the Maserati Levante will occur next year 2018. It was unclear when it will be presented but we must follow closely on the heels of the brand because this year is just around the corner.

Maserati Levante GTS: the brand is already working on a more radical version

Photos: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien