Maserati Ghibli 3
There is no one in the world who hasn’t heard anything about the most pathos car brand Maserati. Not everyone can afford such a unit – for obvious reasons. More precisely, I couldn’t afford it until there was an affordable Maserati Ghilbi. And even if it is much more expensive than expensive German foreign cars, compared to the flagships of Maserati it is a penny.
Note that the prefix Ghibli itself is not new. In the 60s of the last century, such an inscription could be seen on a two-seater Maserati, and then on a more aggressive Biturbo. The whole model range is Maserati.
Stylish, assertive and charismatic front end of Italian Maserati Ghibli car has compact headlights with combined filling (you will be glad to see active bi-xenon and LED system of daytime running lights), shark jaws of the false radiator grille with a trident-shaped nameplate of the car company, which harmonizes perfectly on the neat front bumper. Complementing all this is the lower air duct.
The hood flows a little forward, and the powerful side part of the arches of the wheels clearly speaks about the phenomenal high-speed and dynamic characteristics of the car. In his eyes one can see the look of a predatory animal, which is ready for a quick throw – this is how the nose part of an Italian looks like.
The side of the car is no less extravagant, dynamic and simply beautiful. It is important to remember that this car was created by local Italian designers according to already known and generally accepted standards for sports cars. However, the latest aerodynamic and automobile fashion technologies were additionally applied here.
The presence of a long hood, inside which it was easy to find room for a six-cylinder engine, front fenders with gills of the ventilation system, heavily backfilled windshield frames, a sophisticated line of the dome of the roof, which rests on thin front and strong rear posts, compact and at the same time lush stern, is simply amazing. One of the simplest details, the doors, do not look like banal elements, especially for backseat passengers, where the window sill rises and the complex configuration of the door opening prevails.
The thin and beautiful style on the sides of the surface is crowned with punches and bloats, which visually expand the machine and give additional downforce, while providing a coefficient of aerodynamic drag in 0.31Ch. The stern of a Maserati Ghibli car will most often show its grace to its flowers, but the Italian car has something to show on the back.
Here you can notice the presence of subtly attractive headlamps of the overall lighting system, which has a fashionable LED filling, a compact luggage compartment lid with a vertical part, which is a high, stylish bumper with perfectly inscribed ribs installed vertically, emphasizing the lamps, a pair of split nozzles exhaust system and carbon dioxide exhaust system. The latter gives pleasure to all fans of speed, its wonderful soundtrack.
Italian car bodybuilders were able to achieve a beautiful appearance from the car, it has a sporty and stylish qualities. However, from the recognized leaders of automobile design it would be expected and it would not be necessary to expect another. In addition, I would like to mention the materials used in the design of the body. In this case, strong and high-strength steel, aluminum (on doors and hood) was used.
When ordering a car, it is possible to choose one color of painting from 14 different variations, which start from basic white, black and end with specialized Rosso Energia (racing red), as well as Azzuro Allegria. The basic equipment of the car is a sport class car with 18-inch alloy wheels. Low-profile rubber and light alloy rims for 19, 20 and 21 inches are also available as options. The vehicle’s curb weight ranges from 1,810 to 1,870 kg, depending on which power pack is installed.
By opening the cabin door, you can immediately pay attention to the driver’s seat and the seat of the passenger sitting in the front. They are comfortable, comfortable and have a strong lateral support, while providing a perfect fit. More saturated equipment has an electric drive in 8 directions and an option to remember the positions of adjustment. Sitting in the driver’s seat, the multifunctional steering wheel with three spokes stands in front of your eyes.
You can also notice the pronounced tides in the area of correct grip with a large list of settings in height and depth. Then you can see the dashboard, which looks quite stylish – it has a pair of deep wells of the speed sensor and engine speed sensor. All this is complemented by a color multifunctional TFT screen, the diagonal of which is equal to 7 inches. All devices are well readable and no matter what kind of lighting – they provide good information and display the machine settings.
The central console has Maserati’s signature oval clock and underneath it is a 8.4-inch color display that also has touch-screen input support. It is responsible for adjustment of the audio system, climate control system, navigation system map output and rear view camera image. The tunnel separating the front of the interior has a high and wide profile. It also has a flat surface on which the wood is painted. And already on the tunnel was installed a selector control 8-speed automatic gearbox.
According to the manufacturers’ statements, the rear row is designed for three people, but it is strange that it will be difficult for three adults to sit with comfort there. The sofa was made for a couple of seats, and the high transmission tunnel, which passes on the floor, and does not have a seat in the middle. The best option would be to place the person in the middle of the child. But if you sit two people, they will be able to feel the presence of special royal comfort.
Free legroom and comfortable seating are not to be occupied here. However, tall passengers in the back row of seats may not be comfortable because of the low sloping ceiling. The car has a luggage compartment with a capacity of 500 litres, which is very good. If we talk about the material that was used as an interior decoration, it was high quality leather with different colors and shades. It was covered with seats in the first and second row.
Optionally, the door cards can also be pulled with leather, as well as the top of the torpedo and all visible surfaces. In the interior of Maserati Ghibli there are also decorative inserts (wood), aluminum or carbon. The whole interior looks chic and of high quality. If you wish, you can install a complete electric package, which will include premium music for 1,600 watts of acoustics and other chips.
The technical component of Maserati Ghibli conceals the use of a shortened base from Maserati Quatroporte with a full-fledged independent suspension, with double transverse levers in front and a five-lever scheme in the back. The whole torque is transferred to the rear wheels, but the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 goes along with all-wheel drive Inteligent Ghibli AWD, which is able to transmit the conditions of ride up to 100% of the effort on the rear wheels, or share in a proportion of 50/50 between the axles.
The gearbox itself has five operating modes – Auto Normal, Auto Spot, Manual Normal, Manual Spot and I.C.E. (Increased Control and Efficiencey). Steering wheel control is carried out with the help of hydraulic power steering, which pump can change the pressure, depending on which speed mode is selected.
Three engines are presented as power units, two of which operate on gasoline and one on diesel fuel. All have three litres of volume. The gasoline unit consumes about 14 litres per 100 km in the city. A 3-liter diesel engine requires much less, about 4.9 liters in mixed mode.
The most powerful gasoline powered 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo produces 410 horsepower! The first hundred, the Italian sedan Maserati Ghibli reaches in just 5.0 seconds, and the maximum speed is about 285 km/h. In urban mode, the engine eats about 15 liters per hundred, and in the countryside – 7.7 liters.
Complections and prices
Buy a chic sedan of Italian origin Maserati Ghibli can be purchased from $49339,70. It will be a complete set of Diesel with 274-horsepower engine and automatic 8-speed gearbox. The basic equipment is equipped with a rear mechanical differential of high friction, 19-inch wheel rims made of light alloy and rear drive.
The V6 range will already cost from $53274,28 for 330 strong engine, rear drive and automatic transmission. $6723,42 – exactly that much is asked for a modification of the S, which is the engine, designed for 410 horses, rear drive and automatic gearbox. The top-of-the-range S Q4 has the same 410-horsepower engine and automatic transmission, but it is already all-wheel drive, reinforced brakes Brembo. Its price is $69500,51.
Pluses and minuses
- Beautiful appearance of the car;
- Sportivity, dynamism, and at the same time stylish exterior;
- High quality bodywork;
- Good aerodynamics of the car and low resistance coefficient;
- Qualitative salon;
- Comfortable seats;
- Availability of a colour touchscreen display;
- Powerful power units;
- Good equipment;
- Unsurpassed automotive style;
- Gearbox has 5 operating modes;
- LED lighting system available;
- Good luggage space;
- Availability in the top version of the full drive.
Cons of a car
- Something similar to the predecessor;
- There’s only one gearbox option;
- High fuel consumption of gasoline engine;
- High cost of the car;
- Rear three passengers will not sit comfortably
- Tall rear passengers will not feel comfortable because of the falling roof;
- Expensive maintenance.
We sum up
In the end, speaking of Maserati Ghibli, you realize that Italians always managed to make good cars, and this sedan confirms it. All the pleasant associations start with a look at this style. On the exterior of the car reads the aggressiveness, dynamism, youthfulness, innovation and at the same time Italian style. The fact that the engineering staff of the company decided to introduce an LED lighting system shows that the Italians do not want to stand still, and are constantly evolving.
Work was done to improve the aerodynamic resistance, which allowed the machine to gain speed faster. All lines look very graceful. But not only the appearance deserves all praise, getting inside the car Maserati Ghibli, I want to stay there forever. It is very convenient to sit on the seats, the dashboard is notable for its informative and easy to read from them all the necessary information.
The quality of the parts used is at height, as well as the adjustment itself and the gaps between them. It is a pity that the rear seat can fit comfortably only two people, and then not too high, the fault of what falls down to the back of the roof. The car received all the latest technological systems, including security services.
Strong engines are responsible for the mobility of the car, which will always feel confident. Very pleased with the volume of luggage compartment, which will always take the most necessary things with you, without using the rear seats. It’s a pity that for such a good quality, you have to pay very expensively, but this is our world.
We advise you to read the article: Maserati History