Rumors and speculation have been running amuck with a Maserati Levante GTS and a plug-in hybrid model on the way. These recent spy shots captured by Motor 1 seem to suggest that the Maserati Levante GTS could very well house the 523-horsepower 3.8-liter biturbo V8 under its hood, which is currently used in the Quattroporte GTS. Should the Maserati Levante GTS utilize such an engine, it would be able to hit 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds.
In the aforementioned shots, we can see what appear to be sporty changes to the exterior of the Levante. For instance, there are vertical intakes in front of the wheels, two rectangles on the hood suggest hood vents have been implemented, and quite possibly a newly designed rear diffuser with dual exhaust outlets.
Motor 1 also spotted wiring running from the driver-side front and rear doors, leading to the underside of the vehicle as well as the roof, and the publication believes that this is an indication that Maserati is collecting data from new components.
With that said, nothing has been set in stone, though it does seem that the rumors about a biturbo V8-powered Maserati Levante GTS are most likely true, at least when you look at these pictures.