Sculpted forms and well-defined volumes connected by clean lines that create movement: the Ghibli captures the attention with its emphasis on sporty glamour and, just like the first Ghibli launched back in 1967, captivates with its strong personality. Notable features of the sleek silhouette include the front and rear mudguards, which merge into a single central form for a more dynamic overall line.
The car’s nose is dominated by the distinctive Maserati radiator grille whose concave vertical fillets are inspired by the GranTurismo and the A6 GCS Berlinetta, a famous icon from the past. The grille’s traditional oval shape becomes more rectangular and narrows at the top where it meets the front headlights, which make skilful use of LEDs to underline the car’s strong character.
Continuing along the side, past the three signature air vents behind the front wheels, two curvy lines add glamour before merging and giving way to the muscular rear mudguards. The triangular C-pillar, which sports the iconic Saetta logo, and the frameless door windows give the car the look of a sleek coupé in spite of its length and a wheelbase that is amongst the longest in the class.
When sat in the driving seat of the Ghibli, you’ll feel in total control: the ergonomic three-spoke leather-clad steering-wheel with controls for interacting with the main multimedia functions frames a simple but striking instrument panel. The large speedometer and rpm-counter have elegant white backlighting and are separated by a 7” TFT display that shows the car’s dynamic data.
Compared to the more powerful unit installed on the Ghibli S, this six-cylinder engine has specifically designed camshafts and injectors, combined with different turbine mapping and a customised electronic control system. These modifications have cut consumption even further without impacting on its response to the throttle. From a standstill, the Maserati Ghibli springs to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds; its top speed is 263 km/h.
The Ghibli is a car that places no limits on its driver’s desires and preferences, revolutionising the concept of customisation in the sports sedan segment. The leather, available in three colours, is used on the front and rear seats as standard, but can also be extended to the side areas above the dashboard, the instrument panel brow and the door armrests to create an original two-tone combination.