The Maserati Levante has been spotted testing in upcoming GTS form again, this time in cold-weather conditions. Having made its debut in 2016 with a 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine, a higher-performance V8 version is in the works, and this has been undergoing tests from summer.

As tipped from before, the GTS is highly likely to adopt the 3.8 litre biturbo V8 petrol unit as found in the Quattroporte GTS, producing 530 hp in the large sedan. In comparison with the six-pot version that is already on sale, the upcoming V8 Maserati SUV will boast of larger air intakes within its front bumper to better feed the bigger engine.

Chassis upgrades are just about a certainty as well, to better corral the greater performance from that twin-turbo V8. A lower ride height is visible here, and uprated spring rates are likely for the active air suspension with Skyhook dampers setup, which is likely to feature on the Levante GTS. Larger brakes will feature, seen here with yellow calipers.

In its previous outing, the Levante GTS development mule was spotted by our spy photographers in the company of a BMW X5 M, presumably for on-road dynamics benchmarking. The Maserati Levante GTS is expected to make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month.