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What is it? Other than the super limited edition, sky-high priced Trofeo, which we didn’t and won’t get in the UK, this GTS is the first V8 version of Maserati’s Levante. The V6 versions do a more-than-OK job of moving the thing around but this new GTS model comes with a Ferrari-assembled piece of automotive theatre under the bonnet, a re-engineered, more powerful version of the twin-turbo 90-degree V8 fitted in the Quattroporte GTS. Just that fact alone makes it immediately better than any other Levante before it. But there’s more… Hang on, tell me everything about that engine first. Redesigned largely so that it could be mated to the Q4 all-wheel drive system, the engineers also took the liberty of adding two new twin-scroll intercooled turbos. And while they were there, they added new cams, valves and other bits so that the engine now puts out 19bhp/15lbft more than the Quattroporte’s 523bhp unit. That’s still not as much as the 590bhp Trofeo. But as they share almost identical engine parts, it should be simple to get a GTS into a Trofeo state of tune with a bit of chip flashing. OK what’s new with the rest of the GTS?