Ghibli S - Technology
The 410 HP V6 engine delivers thrills with every touch of the accelerator
The 2.979 litre Twin Turbo V6 installed on the Ghibli S is designed to provide a powerful driving experience; it generates 410 horsepower (302 kW) at 5,500 rpm and in Sport mode reaches a maximum torque of 550 Nm at just 1,750 rpm. The amazing specific torque value of 183 Nm per litre ensures an aggressive response that will deliver pure excitement with the slightest touch of the right foot.
A propulsion unit with a myriad of fuel-saving innovations
The V6 engine is fitted with twin parallel-mounted low-inertia turbines, which reduce turbo lag to give greater elasticity. Other innovative solutions, designed to ensure greater fuel efficiency, include the high pressure (200 bar) direct injection system, which helps to improve combustion at all rpm, and the use of two continuous phase timing variators on both cylinder heads.
The exhaust valves are permanently open in Sport mode
Placing the turbines in the exhaust manifolds has enabled the Maserati engineers to come up with a compact, lightweight exhaust system which, as on all Maserati models, also includes an air valve system capable of adding extra colour to the engine sound: in I.C.E. and Normal modes the valves remain closed, but when the Sport button is pressed they stay open all the time, releasing a thrilling, powerful roar.
Powerful, lightweight Brembo dual-cast disc brakes
The Ghibli S’s powerful Brembo brakes have dual-cast discs, which combine the properties of cast iron with the light weight of aluminium, helping to reduce the unsprung mass. Braking power is provided by efficient monobloc calipers, with 6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear, acting on ventilated, slotted discs of 360 mm x 32 mm and 350 mm x 28 mm respectively.
Sophisticated suspension for pure driving pleasure
The double-wishbone front and five-arm multilink rear suspensions are designed to reconcile ride comfort with sporty handling. A great deal of attention has been focused on weight reduction: a large number of components are in lightweight aluminium, while the front stabiliser bar is hollow. The latest version of the Skyhook electronic system, with shocks featuring continuous damping variation, is available on request.