Three years ago, Novitec entered the SUV game with the Maserati Levante, and now they have revisited the model, taking care of the output and torque as well as updating the looks.
Named the Levante Esteso V2, with ‘esteso’ being Italian for ‘extensive’, the upgrades include a significant boost in power for all engine versions, including the top-of-the-line Trofeo pictured in the gallery.
The Ferrari-built 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine has been massaged to produce 624 PS (615 HP / 459 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque, up from the standard 590 PS (582 HP / 434 kW) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft).
The stock Levante Trofeo can sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and tops out at nearly 300 km/h (186 mph), but with Novitec’s help, the 0-100 km/h time has dropped to 3.8 seconds while top speed has increased to 309 km/h (192 mph).
Other upgrades target the 3.0-liter V6 petrol and diesel versions of the Levante, further bumping the power. The former enjoys 494 PS (487 HP / 363 kW) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft), up from 430 PS (424 HP / 316 kW) and 580 Nm (428 lb-ft), while the latter boasts 322 PS (317 HP / 237 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) – 47 PS (46 HP / 35 kW) and 80 Nm (59 lb-ft) of torque more than the standard model.
The widebody conversion can be fitted to the Gran Sport, GTS and Trofeo trim levels and includes the fender flares, bonnet piece and rear spoiler lip, all in a visible carbon fiber look. For the wheels, the tuner chose the 10×22 and 12×22-inch for the front and rear axles, wrapped in 295/30 and 335/25 tires respectively.
Aluminum wheel spaces, with widths of 10 and 15 mm (0.4-0.6 in), are available as well, contributing to the revised stance of the Italian SUV alongside the custom suspension control module that brings the whole body 25 mm (1 in) closer to the asphalt.