Novitec doesn't make the body look too wild, but the firm's upgrades provide some handsome improvements.
The Maserati Levante is a hot property for tuners these days, and Germany’s Novitec is now showing its method of sharpening the Italian crossover. The company’s upgrades not only make the CUV look more stylish, but the shop can also push the 3.0-liter biturbo V6’s output, too.
By aftermarket standards, Novitec’s exterior upgrades are fairly subdued. Rather than big scoops, the firm fits carbon fiber pieces of trim that accentuate the stock appearance. The kit includes updated front and rear spoilers, lower sills, and a diffuser. As an extra addition, revisions to the air suspension let the Levante sit almost an inch (25 millimeters) lower.
A set of optional 22-inch, split-spoke wheels fill the fenders. They’re available in a silver, matte black, or titanium finish.
The stock Maserati Levante S produces 424 horsepower (316 kilowatts) and 427 pound-feet (579 Newton-meters) of torque, and Novitec’s upgrades from revised engine control unit software take it to 487 hp (363 kW) and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque. The tweaks lets the crossover accelerate to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.8 seconds, whereas the vehicle 5.0 seconds to reach 60 mph (97 kph) from the factory. The improvements also boost the top speed to 169 mph (272 kph) versus 164 mph (264 kph) without them.
The company can also tune the two versions of the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 to 318 hp (237 kW) or 296 hp (221 kW) versus the stock outputs of 247 hp (184 kW) and 271 hp (202 kW), respectively.
If buyers want a better sound, Novitec offers an active exhaust that offers a more aggressive sound at the push of a button.
Tuners need to act fast because rumors indicate Maserati drop its 3.8-liter biturbo V8 into the crossover. If the project comes to market, the model could match the Quatrroporte GTS’ 523 hp (390 kW) and 524 lb-ft (710 Nm) of torque.
Gallery: Maserati Levante by Novitec
New from NOVITEC:
363 kW / 494 HP, carbon aerodynamic enhancement and
22-inch king-sized wheels for the Maserati Levante
For decades, NOVITEC has been one of the top go-to destinations in the world for
exclusive refinement of super sports cars and luxury sedans. With a
sophisticated customization range for the Maserati Levante, the company now for
the first time also turns its attention to the personalization of an SUV.
NOVITEC highlights the high-performance character of the Italian 4x4 with a
particularly powerful variant of the twin-turbo V-6 gasoline engine rated at 363 kW
/ 494 HP and producing a peak torque of 660 Nm. With it, the tuned SUV does
naught to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Top speed increases to 272 km/h.
Performance upgrades are of course also available for the two diesel models.
Further NOVITEC upgrades for the Maserati SUV are naked carbon aerodynamicenhancement
components with sporty-elegant styling, 22-inch king-sized wheels,
a ride-height lowering module for the suspension, active sound tuning for the
diesel, and exclusive options for the interior.
The expertise that the NOVITEC engine specialists amassed over the course of decades
provides the perfect basis for the performance upgrades for the Maserati Levante. The
NOVITEC N-TRONIC plug-and-play performance kits realize the added power with changed
mapping of the electronic engine control unit. However, the development focused not only on
high performance: The hallmark traits of all NOVITEC performance kits are a powerful torque
curve, flawless refinement, exemplary emissions, moderate fuel consumption and maximum
In the most powerful variant, which in the Levante S is rated at 316 kW / 430 HP, NOVITEC
engineering boosts the output of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 gasoline engine by 47 kW / 64 HP.
Peak torque grows by 80 Nm at the same time. With a new output of 363 kW / 494 HP at a low
5,300 rpm and 660 Nm, which are on tap constantly between 1,700 and 4,900 rpm, the allwheel-drive
SUV sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Top speed increases from
stock 264 km/h to 272 km/h.
Because the diesel models account for a large percentage of Levant models sold, NOVITEC
also offers engine tuning for the two versions of the three-liter six-cylinder common-rail
compression-ignition engine. On the version rated at 202 kW / 275 HP as standard, the
installation of the N-TRONIC tuning module unleashes an additional 35 kW / 47 HP and boosts
torque by 80 Nm. In harmonious concert with the eight-speed automatic, the NOVITEC version
of the Levante turbodiesel with 237 kW / 322 HP at a low 3,800 rpm and a peak torque of 680
Nm at an even lower 2,200 rpm accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds or seventenths
of a second faster than the production car. Even more important for day-to-day driving is
the fact that thanks to the tremendous increase in torque, the SUV can be operated in even
more superior fashion and consequently remains fuel-efficient despite the improved driving
There is also a NOVITEC N-TRONIC performance module for the diesel variant rated ex-factory
at 184 kW / 250 HP, which is available on the Italian market. After the installation of the module,
the driver commands 221 kW / 301 HP and 680 Nm of torque.
Also available for the diesel versions of the Levante is the NOVITEC module for the standard
electronic Active Sound System for the exhaust. When the driver pushes the “Sport” button in
the cockpit, the processor-driven auxiliary control unit lends the V-6 turbodiesel an even more
thrilling engine sound.
The increased driving fun is complemented by even sportier looks courtesy of the NOVITEC
designers. To this end, NOVITEC offers aerodynamic-enhancement parts optimized in the wind
tunnel. As a welcome secondary effect, these components result in further optimized handling
stability at high speeds by reducing aerodynamic lift on the front and rear axle.
The NOVITEC bodywork components are made from naked carbon and lend the SUV a touch
of motor racing flair. In addition, they similarly represent a perfect combination of lightweight
construction and strength. Because of their precise fit, the components also spare the Levante
owner the expenses for painting the attachments. The NOVITEC bodywork conversion
comprises a front and rear spoiler, rocker panels and a rear diffuser. It comes in a compete set
whose components are also available separately.
Of course, the exclusive designer appearance also includes extravagant 22-inch king-sized
wheels. The one-piece NOVITEC NM1 wheels with five double-spokes comes with a silver,
matte black, or titanium finish. The latter is also available with a polished wheel center. They are
available as a complete wheel set and without tires. The wheels of sizes 9Jx22 at the front and
11Jx22 on the rear axle are mounted with high-performance street tires of sizes 265/35 ZR 22
and 295/30 ZR 22.
To round off the thrilling looks and further optimize the handling, NOVITEC lowers the ride
height of the Italian high-class SUV by about 25 millimeters with the help of modified controls for
the standard air suspension.
Upon customer request, NOVITEC also offers exclusive interior appointments finished with
perfect artisanry and tailored to the Maserati Levante owner’s personal preferences with regard
to color, material and design.