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Slammed Maserati Levante Looks Like a Subaru WRX Hatch

We scoffed when Maserati announced plans to sell 75,000 cars per year by 2018. Right now, it's taking them over two years to make that many. Their targets we lowered shortly after the Ghibli came out, but hopes were still high for the Levante since it was an SUV. Now the company is back to making a new special edition seemingly every month just to stay in business and a new product offensive is scheduled for 2020.
Slammed Maserati Levante Looks Like a Subaru WRX Hatch 4 photos
Slammed Maserati Levante Looks Like a Subaru WRX HatchSlammed Maserati Levante Looks Like a Subaru WRX HatchSlammed Maserati Levante Looks Like a Subaru WRX Hatch
Taking on the Germans was never going to be that easy, but sister brand Alfa Romeo seemingly did a better job. You see the Stelvio and Giulia in many drag races and people are genuinely excited about it.

If we're honest, the Levante was the only Maserati that almost worked. They just needed to be less Italian about it and pay more attention to the small design details. When looking for available cosmetic improvements, we stumbled upon this little piece of art, though.

It's not a real car, but a rendering created by Brad Builds. The accurate way to describe it is a 3D model with realistic lighting and backgrounds. You can't accurately paint in fender flares from all angles like that. And they are massive, in a style that mirrors everything from drift cars to race machines.

The Italian stallion also hunkers down on some oversized deep-dish wheels. The lowered stance only helps to highlight the fact that it looks more like a big hatchback than anything else, with the older Subaru WRX being an obvious parallel we can draw. There was once a rumor that Maserati wants its own version of the Giulietta QV hot hatch, but it never happened.

The V8-powered GTS and Trofeo models have just been launched. Let's see if those get the tuners interested in fixing up a widebody kit for the Levante.

 
 
 
 
 

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