Maserati Horsepower Guide

Maserati Horsepower Guide - Maserati of Akron

One of the major reasons why people buy a Maserati is that they’re built for performance in a way that their competitors simply aren’t. They’re equipped with performance suspension, big brakes, and grippy tires, but the most important factor is horsepower. Maserati is big on offering huge amounts of horsepower, and Maserati Akron has put together this guide to illustrate just how much of a horsepower advantage you get with a Maserati.

Maserati Grecale

Maserati Grecale Horsepower

Max Horsepower – 523

Max Torque – 457 lb-ft

Max Top Speed – 177 mph

The compact SUV segment might seem really competitive at first, but that isn’t a problem for the Maserati Grecale the way it is for other compact SUVs. That’s because competitors don’t offer the same kind of power as the Grecale, even those competitors built for performance, like the Porsche Macan. The Gracale is available with two different engines in three different performance levels. The first is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces either 296 or 325 horsepower. For those who want more power, a lot more, there is the 3.0-liter V6 in the Grecale Trofeo, which puts out 523 horsepower. All versions of the Grecale are AWD. Looking at the competition, the difference is clear, and especially dramatic when you consider that every one of these vehicles is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Standard Horsepower Standard Torque Top Speed
2023 Maserati Grecale 296 ✓ 332 lb-ft ✓ 149 MPH ✓
2023 Porsche Macan 261 295 lb-ft 144 MPH
2023 Porsche Macan 261 295 lb-ft 144 MPH
2023 BMW X3 248 258 lb-ft 130 MPH
2023 Volvo XC60 247 258 lb-ft 112 MPH
2023 Audi Q5 201 236 lb-ft 130 MPH

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Horsepower

Max Horsepower – 572

Max Torque – 538 lb-ft

Max Top Speed – 203 mph

Another serious standout in its segment, the Ghibli isn’t just better-looking than any of its competitors, it offers a lot of horsepower. Where other sedans in this segment offer a four-cylinder for base models, the Ghibli offers a V6. In base form, this 3.0-liter V6 produces 345 horsepower. Option up to the Modena trim and you’ll have 424 horsepower. The top Trofeo trim replaces the V6 with a 3.8-liter V8 that makes 572 horsepower. AWD is available on the Modena trim, while all other versions are RWD, in classic sport sedan fashion. Competitors with V6 engines, like the Audi A7, can offer decent power, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s less horsepower, and there are no other, more powerful engine options available on the A7.

Standard Horsepower Standard Torque Top Speed
2023 Maserati Ghibli 345 ✓ 369 lb-ft ✓ 166 MPH ✓
2023 Genesis G80 300 311 lb-ft 149 MPH
2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 255 273 lb-ft 130 MPH
2023 Audi A7 335 369 lb-ft 130 MPH
2023 Lexus ES 203 184 lb-ft 131 MPH

Maserati Levante

Maserati Levante Horsepower

Max Horsepower – 572

Max Torque – 538 lb-ft

Max Top Speed – 187 mph

The Levante is an SUV with real presence, a beautifully sculpted and massively powerful machine with a luxurious interior. Capable of the kind of performance that you might not have known an SUV was capable of. The base GT trim comes with a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 345 horsepower. The Modena bumps the power from that V6 up to 424 horsepower. Move up to the Modena S and the engine grows to a 3.8-liter V8 that produces 523 horsepower. Lastly, the top Trofeo trim comes in at 572 from its V8 engine. All of these come with standard AWD. As you can see, there are a number of competitors, mostly also using 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines, but none of them quite measure up, especially not across all three categories.

Standard Horsepower Standard Torque Top Speed
2023 Maserati Levante 345 ✓ 369 lb-ft ✓ 156 MPH ✓
2023 Porsche Cayenne 335 332 lb-ft 152 MPH
2023 BMW X6 335 332 lb-ft 130 MPH
2023 Audi Q8 335 369 lb-ft 130 MPH
2023 Acura MDX 290 267 lb-ft 112 MPH

Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte Horsepower

Max Horsepower – 572

Max Torque – 538 lb-ft

Max Top Speed – 203 mph

No matter what other manufacturers might claim, the Quattroporte is the gold standard of sport sedans. Even if you can somehow ignore the achingly good looks, the Quattroporte also comes with more power than those sedans that try to compete with it. The Quattroporte comes with the choice of a V6 or V8, with the base GT trim producing 345 horsepower. With the Modena trim you get both the option of AWD and a more powerful version of the V6 that produces 424 horsepower. Moving up to the Trofeo gets you the 3.8-liter V8 and 572 horsepower, as well as a top speed over 200. Prices in the segment are a bit all over the place, so we’ve gone with top trims and optional upgraded engines for all of the cars in this comparison, because those were closer in price.

Standard Horsepower Standard Torque Top Speed
2023 Maserati Quattroporte 572 ✓ 538 lb-ft ✓ 203 MPH ✓
2023 Porsche Panamera 473 457 lb-ft 186 MPH
2023 Lexus LS 416 442 lb-ft 136 MPH
2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 496 516 lb-ft 130 MPH
BMW 7-Series 536 553 lb-ft 155 MPH

Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo Horsepower

Max Horsepower – 751

Max Torque – 995 lb-ft

Max Top Speed – 203 mph

The name says it all with the Maserati GranTurismo, a grand tourer that offers up some serious power. A powerful drivetrain, room for luggage, and comfortable seats are the winning combination that Maserati continues with this latest generation of GranTurismo. Three power levels are offered, with the entry-level Modena offering a V6 producing 483 horsepower. Option up to the also V6-powered Trofeo and you get 542 horsepower. But it is the Folgore that sits at the top of the range, with an all-electric drivetrain that makes 751 horsepower. The GranTurismo’s competitors are all very expensive, so we’re using the Folgore for the comparison. This is especially apt in the case of the Rolls-Royce Spectre, which is also an all-electric grand tourer.

Standard Horsepower Standard Torque Top Speed
2024 Maserati GranTurismo 751 ✓ 995 lb-ft ✓ 203 MPH ✓
2023 Bentley Continental GT 542 568 lb-ft 198 MPH
2023 Ferrari Roma/span> 612 561 lb-ft 199 MPH
2023 Aston Martin DB11 528 513 lb-ft 192 MPH
2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre 577 664 lb-ft 156 MPH

Maserati MC20

Maserati MC20 Horsepower

Max Horsepower – 621

Max Torque – 538 lb-ft

Max Top Speed – 202 mph

Maserati calls the MC20 a super sports car, more than a sports car, but not a supercar. Maserati is raising the bar for this with the MC20, which doesn’t just offer more power, but also brings with it a big dose of exotic styling that you simply won’t find in the MC20’s mostly German competitors. There is only one engine option, Maserati’s Nettuno V6, which uses F1-derived technology to produce 621 horsepower. This is a lot for this segment, more than even the big competitor from Porsche, the 911 Turbo. Some competitors can rival the MC20 in one area, torque or top speed, but these are still seriously lacking in another area. Only the MC20 has all three, and it’s by far the best looking as well.

Standard Horsepower Standard Torque Top Speed
2023 Maserati MC20 621 ✓ 538 lb-ft ✓ 202 MPH ✓
2023 Porsche 911 Turbo 572 553 lb-ft 200 MPH
2023 Audi R8 602 413 lb-ft 201 MPH
McLaren GT 612 465 lb-ft 203 MPH
Mercedes-AMG GT 523 494 lb-ft 198 MPH