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Maserati now has a trio of Trofeos, the most extreme autos it makes

The near-600 horsepower models are the most extreme Maserati makes.

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The Maserati Levante Trofeo is being joined by the Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo in the company’s highest-powered stable for the new model year. Each Trofeo variant represents the “most extreme“ version of the SUV and sedans available.

Maserati is highlighting the launch of the models by showcasing them in red, white, and green - a move that reminds photo viewers that the company recently re-upped its commitment to designing, engineering, and building Maseratis in Italy, the automaker’s historic home.

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

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The Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo each get a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 under the hood that reaches 580 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. In some markets the models will achieve 590 horsepower. The engine isn't new for Maserati. It's the same power plant that has already been used in the Quattroporte GTS where it achieves just 530 horsepower.

The saloons have a max speed of 202 mph while the Levante Trofeo tops out at 187 mph.

Maserati's Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) System is installed in the Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo like it is in the Levante allowing for enhanced drive dynamics. The cars' Corsa button amplifies the sportiness while Launch Control executes an operation as advertised.

Each model gets unique Trofeo line design enhancements including a front grille with twin vertical bars in Black Piano finish, carbon fiber front air duct trims and rear extractor, red details on the bottom of the side air vents, and a red-outlined lightning bolt on the Trident badge on the C-pillars.

Maserati Levante Trofeo

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Maserati has restyled the light clusters of the models giving them a boomerang profile that's inspired by the 3200 GT and Alfieri concept car. The Ghibli Trofeo also has a restyled bonnet with two "aggressive" air ducts for enhanced cooling. The Levante Trofeo already has these in place.

Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo are fitted with 21-inch aluminium Orione wheels. Buyers can upgrade to 22-inch Orione wheels on Levante Trofeo.

The models all have a new on-board panel that displays an exclusive interface at switch-on. The vehicles' headrests are all embossed with the Trofeo badge while the interior is outfitted in full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather.

Maserati is equipping the models with its Active Driving Assist system that can be activated only on city roads and highways. Additional technologies include a new, larger 10.1-inch infotainment screen in the Ghibli and Quattroporte (Levante retains the 8.4-inch display but with improved resolution and graphics).

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

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Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo will be built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (Turin), and Levante Trofeo at the Mirafiori (Turin) plant.

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The Lincoln Nautilus has gotten a substantial interior upgrade as part of a mid-cycle refresh.

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Lincoln replaced the MKX with the Nautilus in 2019 and now, at the three-model year mark, the SUV is undergoing a refresh that aims to up the ante on the elegance inside the two-row midsize SUV.

"Nautilus plays a critical role in bringing new clients to the brand, especially those who are looking for the flexibility of a larger midsize SUV and appreciate the luxurious features and design that set Lincoln apart," said Michael Sprague, North America director, Lincoln. "The intent for the new Nautilus was refinement, rounding out our distinct lineup of SUVs – truly creating sanctuary."

2021 Lincoln Nautilus The Nautilus now offers the largest infotainment screen in its segment.Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company

The new interior is designed to draw the eye side-to-side, emphasizing the wide proportions of the SUV. At the center of the dashboard is a 13.2-inch infotainment screen, the largest available across the Lincoln lineup and the largest in its segment. Below that are the SUV's piano key shifters, a feature carried over from the Lincoln Navigator.

The screen is the home to the SYNC 4 operating system, making the Nautilus the first Lincoln vehicle to adopt the tech. Phone is Key comes to the SUV as well, a technology Hyundai has also marketed this year that allows drivers to use their phones to start and drive the vehicle for a designated period of time, without the physical key present.

SYNC 4 will operate with a Lincoln-exclusive Constellation appearance theme that is inspired by the night sky. The scheme features blue tones with pops of orange.

The system allows for wireless communications and over-the-air updates. SiriusXM with 360L and a digital owner's manual are offered as well.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

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Lincoln is giving buyers an additional Black Label themes to choose from for 2021 - Flight. It joins Chalet, Thoroughbred, and Gala in the Black Label theme lineup.

Buyers are able to get their 2021 Nautilus with the new Sandstone color family inside, featuring high color contrasts from light to dark. The Black Ebony interior returns for 2021, but with added Roast accents on the seats, doors, and console armrests.

Lincoln has refreshed the Nautilus's exterior color options as well. Asher Gray is a new choice and is available with the Monochromatic Package. Green Gem and Lincoln Flight Blue round out the new paint options.

Lincoln will continue to offer the Nautilus with a 335-horspower, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 or a standard 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Lincoln Co-Pilot360 comes standard on the SUV and Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus is available. The Plus version adds a 360-degree camera with front sensing system, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, distance alert, enhanced part assist, and evasive steering. This technology is the rebranded version of Ford's Co-Pilot360 tech.

Nautilus will continue to be built in Oakville, Ontario, for North America and will arrive in dealerships in early 2021.

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The Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is inspired by a pioneering Lamborghini car.

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Automobili Lamborghini and Ducati have partnered to design a limited edition motorcycle. The Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is said to embody "Italian excellence" and is comprised of the values of sport companies: "sportiness, attention to design, and a meticulous devotion to detail". Just 630 of the models will be made.

Inspiration for the project comes from the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, a car noted as being the first to combine a V12 engine and hybrid technology based on supercapacitors. With their powers combined, the Lamborghini reaches speeds over 220 mph. Its body is totally made of carbon fiber with sharp lines optimized for aerodynamic excellence. The automaker's signature Y-shaped features and hexagonal shapes are on display on the interior and exterior of the car.

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The new bike is based on the Ducati Diavel 1260 S, which the company describes as powerful, muscular, agile, and "effective between the curves". Traditionally, the 1260 S comes in a red and white paint job with Ducati graphics. The motorcycle is powered by Ducati's Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, which achieves 162 horsepower and offers three ride modes and three power modes. Its lightweight frame is paired with adjustable forks, Öhlins suspensions, Marchesini forged rims, and a daytime running light.

Centro Stile Ducati redesigned the bike for the project. For the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, Ducati has improved upon the 1260 S replacing its rims with forged ones designed explicitly to recall the car, finished in Oro Electrum paint. The same theory holds for the new carbon fiber radiator covers and Ducati red Brembo brake calipers. Additionally, the silencer cover, spoiler, central tank cover, seat cover, front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover and headlight frame are also made of carbon.

The livery of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is the result of the collaboration between the Centro Stile Ducati and Centro Stile Lamborghini. The bike's Verde Gea paint is the same as what was applied to the Sián FKP 37. The livery of this Diavel has a '63': an important number for the Sant'Agata Bolognese company that was founded in 1963. Multiply 63 by 10 and you get the number of units of the model to be produce by Ducati.

The Ducati Siavel 1260 S starts at $22,995. Expect this limited edition model to be a premium on that price.

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