A Week With: 2022 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo
During the 2021 model year, the Ghibli, along with the Quattroporte, were given top-of-the-line Trofeo trim, which until recently was only available on the Levante SUV. The Ghibli Trofeo trim includes a Ferrari-derived V-8, and it’s the first time the Ghibli sedan has been fitted with 8 cylinders. The new Trofeo trim level is meant to compete against such performance competitors as BMW’s M models, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG line and Cadillac’s Blackwing models.
Under the hood you’ll find a Ferrari-derive 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with an 8-speed automatic transmission that routes 580 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. A new Corsa driving mode provides quicker shifts, electronic stability control, and allows for use of Launch Control.
The Ghibli’s driver assistance systems include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Surround View Camera, Blind Spot Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Hill Descent Control and the Highway Assist System, a Level 2 autonomous driving system.