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The Maserati Ghibli-An Overview

Much like its predecessor all the way  back in 1967 with the emphasis on sporty glamour , the all new Maserati Ghibli is sure to captivate you with her herculean personality and her phenomenal performance . Maserati is a Italian luxury sports car company since 1914 , well known by its brand mission statement  ” Build Ultra-Luxury Performance Automobiles With Timeless Italian Style”.  Maserati is a style and brand that sets it apart from rest of the luxury cars of its kind with the perfect fusion of style , luxury and phenomenal performance . Ghibli is the limitless satisfaction for the drivers desires and expectation and is a  revolution in the sports sedan segment .Sculpted forms and sleek lines of the Maserati Ghibli creates moments like the wind .

Maserati Ghibli

Ghibli literally means the wind , the winds of northen Africa – making it the most suitable model name for this Maserati because it leaves you with an impression that it moves like the wind . The first ever Maserati Ghibli was the Ghibli | all the way  back in 1967 this v8 powered beauty took part in the 1966 Turin Motor show and since then proved to be the most popular car of its kind . After withdrawing from racing in the 1950s it out sold its biggest rivals, the Ferrari Daytona and the Lamborghini Miura and has remained top in the list of luxury sports cars since then.

Looks And Exterior 

2014 Maserati Ghibli front

 

With emphasis on sporty glamour the all new Maserati Gbhili is sure to fascinate you with her looks. Most notable feature of  this car include the front and rear bumpers which meld together into a single line to give it a dynamic look . The cars nose is accentuated by the featured Maserati grille and the icon vertical concave filters are inspired by Gran Turismo and the A6 GCS Berlinetta, a popular  icon from the past. Being one the longest cars of its kind and such a large wheel base the Ghibli still maintains  the look of a sleek coupe achieved by the frame-less window , the iconic Saetta logo and the triangular C-pillar. The cars traditional oval shape is replaced by the rectangular narrows at the top & highlighted by the iconic headlights give it a built-up look . The tapered boot and the back lighted are the natural continuation giving it the same muscular look even from the back . The iconic twin exhaust gives it a very attractive sporty appearance .

Interior

Maserati Ghibli Interior

Maserati Ghibli interior

This car is the child of pure craftsmanship , the interior is so striking that it sets her apart from the rest of the luxury cars of her kind . The most attractive feature of the interiors is the striking instrumental panel with the 7” TFT display to view the cars dynamic data , the larger than usual odometer with the featured back-light, is a special attraction to the interior of the car. When you buckle up and are ready to drive, you have complete ergonomic control over the car. The gbhili’s interior balances perfectly a sporty look and pure luxury giving atmosphere of pure elegance. The optional all electric front adjustment system and the soft leather seating enables the drivers and passengers to be seated in any angle or any posture resulting in top class comfort .

Performance and Technology 

Maserati Engine

This muscular beauty is more than what meets the eye. If  her  looks were just not enough to be awestruck then let the numbers do the talking. Inside the heart of this mean machine lies a twin turbo V6 3-litre engine which accords all the performance and power one can desire without compromising on the fuel consumption.For a diesel engine these specifications are very impressive ,the Maserati Gbhili is a perfect fusion of versatility in terms of use and outstanding power and performance .It can produce an imprressive maximum power of 330 HP (243 kW) at 5,000 rpm , when the Sport mode is opted , 500 Nm available at engine speeds from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm. Just throttle on to the Ghibli for 5.7 sec you will reach the magic number 100kmph from standstill and an impressive top speed of 243 kmph.

When compared to the more powerful unit in its sibling the Ghibli S , this iconic six cylinder engine is forged with a custom  designed camshafts and injectors , combined with turbo mapping and one of a kind electronic systems to reduce the fuel consumption without compromising on the power and the  throttle response. The Maserati Ghibli can be driven on a versatile range of modes including  Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency).The all new Ghibli is forged with the revolutionary ZF automatic transmission system which in turn gives a lightweight and highly efficient gear transmission assisted by an auto guide software which adapts to the road condition so swiftly to give a high class driving experience .

Handling 

Maserati Ghibli Car review

This car is made with such care and precision that driving it gives as much fun as possible , the servo assisted hydraulic steering wheel gives the best feel with the wheel , steering is so effective and smooth  at all times even when moving through slow city traffic. The ghibli is crafted with a highly sophisticated suspension system to give you high levels of comfort and also sporty performance .

The Verdict 

The all new Maserati Ghibli seems like a very dangerous competitor for its rivals in the luxury sedan class like the Audi A6 , BWW 5 series and the Mercedes E-class . This Italian- American luxury sedan still manages to pack a punch being a diesel engine , price in India is estimated to around $100K ie. 45 Lakhs.

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