2014 Maserati Ghibli in Shanghai review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 , 12:04:48 byAngela

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Maserati Ghibli in Shanghai

Maserati has unveiled the 2014 Ghibli at the 2013 edition of the Shanghai Auto Show and this is the first Maserati ever to receive power from a 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine, co-developed with former Ferrari chief motorist Paolo Martinelli. The model is capable of generating 330 horsepower and will fit perfect on the Chinese market. Its design emphasizes the driving characteristics by maintaining visible links with the larger Quattroporte while delivering a more aggressive visual personality. From the side we can see a swage line that goes from the grille vents behind the front wheels and finishes in the rear lights themselves.

The new Maserati Ghibli also delivers a very sporty design combined with the typical roominess of an executive saloon. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered an 8-speed automatic transmission. Now, the most powerful of the V6s will be the twin-turbo unit in Ghibli S, which delivers 410 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. The second engine is a turbo 3.0-liter, just as mentioned above, capable of generating 330 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. This one has a fuel economy of 9.6 liters per 100 km and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. The two engines have been developed by Maserati Power train in collaboration with Ferrari Power train and will be built by Ferrari in Maranello. Each Maserati can be recognized thanks to the new Maserati Active Sound system. The models have two sound actuators fitted near the exhaust tailpipes and accentuate the most distinctive tones of the engine. Its chassis design is based around a rigid and extremely secure steel safety cell that employs an array of different steel and aluminum alloys to deliver precise strengths and minimal weight. These are all the detail available on the model for the moment.