Maserati teases Levante variant for New York debut

\"A new storm is coming,\" the company says.

Maserati has released a pair of teaser images for a Levante unveiling in New York.

Recent spy shots suggest the darkened images could be the Levante GTS, a new performance-focused flagship that was spotted undergoing testing in Europe.

The GTS is believed to be powered by a Ferrari-designed 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, the same mill that powers the Quattroporte GTS.

If specs match both models, the SUV should be good for at least 530 horsepower. Rumors suggest the higher-riding model will get a bit more oomph, however, perhaps reaching 570 horsepower.

Maserati is also expected to reveal a mid-cycle update to the standard Levante sometime later this year.

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