Widebody kit and 624 hp
Novitec now refines the Maserati Levante in the typical style of the house. This means that the bodywork is widened and has a wilder look thanks to precisely fitting attachments that have been refined in the wind tunnel. For their new project, which was christened ‘Esteso’, the width measurement only ends at 2.09 meters after the eight-piece kit has been fitted. On request, customers can also order a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and a carbon-fibre hood cover. For drivers of a normal Levante or Levante Lusso, Novitec offers the option of fitting the front and rear bumpers of the Levante GranSport during the conversion. Thanks to the wider wheel arches, there is now enough space to accomodate 22-inch light-alloy wheels with Y-spokes and central locking optics, which are available in gloss black or matt black. At the front, the tyre size 295/30 R 22, at the rear 335/25 R 22. Novitec also offers various individualisation options for the interior with different materials, colors and designs.
By means of an additional moduel, Novitec lowers the standard air suspension of the Maserati Levante by around 25 millimeters. The lowered center of gravity not only makes the car look sharper but also improves handling. Due to the performance upgrades available for all engine variants, the Esteso is also more powerful. The N-Tronic module can be connected to the standard control electronics using the plug-and-play process and, for the turbodiesel model, provides 322 hp (plus 47) and 680 newtonmeters of torque. The performance of the V6 biturbo engine in the Levante S climbs to 494 hp and 660 newtonmeters of torque, while in the top model with the V8 biturbo engine there are 624 hp and 820 newtonmeters of torque available. In this way, the sprint to 62 mph is over after 3.8 seconds and the topspeed is 192 mph. Via a module for the Active Sound System of the exhaust, which can also be installed via plug-and-play, the diesel models in Sport mode receive a significantly deeper soundtrack.
Author: Matthias Kierse – Secret Classics