The first-ever SUV from Maserati is a discrete presence among the large crop of SUVs out there, but it’s still a major hit with lots of aftermarket specialists such as Mansory, Startech and now Novitec.
The luxury crossover is getting lots of love from these tuners, with a wide array of aerodynamic and powertrain tweaks – and it seems Novitec is really interested in it, since this is actually the second enhancement package available for the model, playing on the aggressive nature of Italian SUVs. We know it’s a new niche – but both the Levante and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio can easily turn towards the aggressive stance if they need to, even though they’re just as fluid as any Italian creation out there. The company’s new program goes for a widebody kit on the outside, with larger fenders and 3.9 inches (10 centimeters) of width at the front axle and a broader rear by 4.7 inches (12 cm).
There’s so much more though – pieces of carbon fiber for the hood and an extension below the front bumper, a new spoiler and diffuser are also present at the back. Novitec has also modified the suspension setup, lowering the ride height an inch (25 mm) and also optioning a set of 22 inch alloys. The powertrain upgrades are available on both the gasoline- and diesel 3.0-liter biturbo engines – the first one gets 487 horsepower (363 kW) and 487 pound-feet (660 Newton-meters) while the latter surges to 318 hp (237 kW) and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm).