Maserati was in constant evolution in 2020, despite the hard times caused by the world pandemic situation. It launched new models, such as the MC20 supercar, and a more powerful version for its four-door models. The Ghibli was the entry model for the four-door lineup. It was built for the customers who were looking for a supercar dressed as a regular, four-door, sedan.
From the outside, the Trofeo looked similar to the regular Ghibli, but some details made a difference. At the front, the car featured a different bumper and apron design, with a wider center grille and modified side-scoops to cool the brakes. The hood was modified and featured a pair of vents, to help to cool the engine. From the side, the front fenders featured three vents with red trims and the Trofeo badge. On the C-pillars, under the brand's badge, a red stripe was installed.
Inside, the Trofeo was fitted with the best amenities available in the Maserati storage. The instrument cluster featured a TFT color display between the speedometer and the tachometer. The infotainment system was fitted with a big touch-screen on the center stack. To complete the sporty character of the car, carbon-fiber trims were installed on the dashboard and the center console.
It was the first time when a V8 found its way into the Ghibli range. A 3.8-liter engine was placed under the hood and paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Power went to the rear wheels only, via a standard limited-slip differential. For better control of the 580 hp, the Ghibli Trofeo was fitted with an Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system, tuned for enhanced vehicle dynamics, and better active safety.