The Maserati Ghibli is the name of three different automobiles produced by Italian automaker Maserati: Maserati Ghibli I 1966-1973, 1992-1997 Maserati Ghibli II, and III of 2013 Maserati Ghibli on. The original Maserati Ghibli I (Type 115) is a two-door 2 +2 grand tourer launched by Maserati in 1967. Ghibli V8 engine debuted at the 1966 Turin Motor Show and was the most popular Maserati vehicle since the automaker retired from racing in 1950, selling more than their great rivals, the Ferrari Daytona and the Lamborghini Miura. American magazine the Sports Car International named the number nine on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. Corps Steel Ghibli, which is characterized by low, nosed shark, was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, then in a coachbuilder Ghia.
Maserati Ghibli I (AM115)
The Maserati Ghibli was powered by a quad-cam placed front 310 bhp (230 kW) V8 engine. He had a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds, a top speed of 154 mph (248 km/h) and was available with a five-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic transmission. Even by the standards of his time and class, the car consumed copious amounts of fuel, but Maserati fitted the car with two 50 L (13.2 gal, 11.0 Imp gal) fuel tanks, it that could be filled by means of fins on both sides of the roof pillars. The car also featured the leather sport seats, pop-up headlamps, and alloy wheels. When leaving the factory wearing Pirelli Cinturato Ghibli initially 205VR15 tires (CN72). The convertible Ghibli Spider went into production in 1969.’s Slightly more powerful Ghibli SS (335 hp) was released in 1969. Ghibli went out of production in 1973 and found a successor the following year with the Bertone designed Khamsin. Engined cars have additional SS / 49 Designation (AM115/49 ex.).
Maserati Ghibli II (AM336)
Maserati Ghibli name was resurrected in 1992 with the launch of the Ghibli II (Type 336). The Ghibli II appeared Maserati Biturbo updated engines: a V6 2.0-liter with the highest output for the Italian and European markets and a 2.8-liter V6 for the other countries, operated through a manual transmission six-speed (first 2.8 cars have a 5-speed manual) or 4-speed automatic. The two-door, four-seat coupe was similar in appearance to Maserati Shamal, as both were an evolution of the Biturbo coupe. The Biturbo Ghibli shows its heritage in the doors, interior and bodyshell, which were carried over from the Biturbo.
In 1994, the car was revised. Brakes renewed interior, new wheels, a fully adjustable electronic suspension and ABS were added. Another round of improvements resulted in the Ghibli GT in 1996. Was equipped with spoked wheels 17 “alloy, and had suspension and transmission modifications. The coupe was built for luxury and performance. The car had a Connolly leather interior with burl elm trim.’s last year of production for the Ghibli II was 1997. he was replaced in the lineup by Maserati 3200 GT next year.
Maserati Ghibli III (M157)
Fiat announced Ghibli will be revived as the Ghibli III to slot below the Quattroporte to be a premium luxury car E-segment to compete against high-end versions of the Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class . The 2014 Ghibli’s new midsize RWD premiere corporate architecture platform. The architecture will eventually be used on a future Alfa Romeo E-segment car, next generation Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, as well as the next generation Maserati GranTurismo coupe. The Ghibli offer V6 petrol and diesel, as well as a twin-turbo V6 Ferrari in the yield model.
The first engine turbo 3.0-liter V6 gasoline in the Ghibli have 330 horsepower (250 kW, 330 hp) and 500 Nm (369 lbs ft) of torque, and can accelerate from 0-100 km / h 5.6 seconds. The second petrol engine V6 3.0 liter turbo available in the Ghibli S has 410 horsepower (310 kW, 420 hp) and 550 N · m (406 lb ft) of torque, and is capable of accelerating from 0 – 100 km / h 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 285 km / h (177 mph). Is available on all wheels in this engine, but not in markets with RHD.
The Maserati Ghibli also become the first production car Maserati in history to be powered by a diesel engine, a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. The engine develops 275 hp (205 kW, 279 PS) and 600 N · m (443 lb ft) of torque to deliver 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds.