The first Maserati Ghibli was designed and unveiled at the Turin Motor show of the 1966.
It followed a tradition pioneered by Maserati with the glorious A6 1500 of 1947: it was a grand tourer. That meant it delivered on the promise of glorious style, high-powered luxury and peerless comfort over almost any distance the owner cared to consider.
A car imbued, naturally, with our motor racing DNA - a remarkably powerful force.
Our latest Ghibli models embodies the spirit that shaped both the first incarnation of 1966 and our hunger to innovate, compete and win. That means exclusive luxury, elegant yet and bold design and progressive technology. And, of course, empowering performance.
The Ghibli for 2018 is offered in GranLusso and GranSport form, each comprehensively equipped according to your precise personal wishes. With the GranLusso, the emphasis is on luxury and comfort. With the GranSport, it’s more about directly engaging dynamics.
Whatever your choice, whatever your ambition, the Maserati Ghibli always has a uniquely inspirational answer.
GranSport: sport takes centre stage
The dynamic edge is seen in features that underscore the sculpted power of the Ghibli. At the front, there’s a commanding Sport-specific bumper which includes Black Piano inserts. The new grille is optionally available in black and the Trident has inserts in the blue of the original designed by Mario Maserati back in the 1920s. The same blue features on the Saetta logo in the C-pillars and the wheel hubs.
GranSport: take the racing line
Sport seats feature 12-way power adjustment and a memory function, there’s a satisfyingly grippy Sport steering wheel, gearshift paddles enhance the race-bred feel and purist Inox Sport foot pedals enhance the sense of direct dynamic involvement. The GranSport also includes the convenience and flexibility of the Skyhook suspension system and parking sensors.
GranLusso: for the love of luxury
The GranLusso extends the offering of the Ghibli by adding chromed bumper inserts, the GranLusso badge at the bases of the front wings and elegantly integrated body-colour side skirts. It also features large 19" Poseidone alloy wheels, complete with visible black brake calipers. Full LED Adaptive headlights and Soft Close Doors are yet more welcome additions.
GranLusso: opulence with an edge
The interior of the GranLusso offers Comfort seats with extensive 12-way power adjustment and a memory function for instant access to pre-set configurations. Additionally, there is the choice of either full premium leather or Ermenegildo Zegna Silk Edition upholstery, both complemented beautifully by Radica open-pore wood trim.
At the front, the signature grille signals both dynamic intent and poised composure. Inspired by the legendary A6 GCS Berlinetta of the 1950s, it now features chromed bars and is perfectly integrated into the bumper, also stylishly updated. Above this, there’s the arching, predatory bonnet with two character lines plunging down into a V-shape.
The grille’s traditional oval form narrows at the squared-off top section, accentuating the impression of strong forward focus. Here, it aligns with the sculpted headlights, incorporating LED Daytime Running Lights that underscore the charismatic Maserati presence. The entire ensemble leads the gaze to the iconic, low-mounted Trident – the Maserati symbol of power, endurance and elegance.
In true Maserati grand touring tradition, the cabin is characterised by elegant Italian style, hand-crafted finishes and perfectly organised, generously proportioned design.
The sumptuous leather-finished curves, the clean, technical purity of the dashboard and detailing in metallic-effect dark mirror trim simultaneously relax and heighten the senses. Two side panels converge towards an elegantly simple central structure, which houses the traditional Maserati clock with its blue face and aluminium detailing. Beneath that, there’s the 8.4” touchscreen infotainment system and rotary control, along with a handy phone storage box.
Even with its head-turning coupé-like proportions, the Ghibli offers class-leading front legroom, as well as comfortable head and leg space for rear passengers. All seats are clad in meticulously selected and processed leather. In the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship, they are also stitched by hand, while the front headrests are embossed with the Trident logo.
MTC+: the 8.4” Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit takes pride of place at the centre of the Ghibli dashboard. With very few buttons plus a highly responsive interface, incorporates the car’s multimedia and functionalities (seat heating, ventilation, steering wheel heating and so forth).
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®: the MTC+ also features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® mirroring functions.
Wi-fi Hotspot: the Wi-Fi option is another welcome touch when you’re on the move in the Ghibli.
Harman Kardon Premium Sound system: a state-of-the-art, 900-watt amplifier, delivering rich and detailed sound quality, a special high-performance subwoofer with the 10 high-powered speakers carefully distributed throughout the cabin.
Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound system: fifteen speakers, with mid-range drivers and rear-woofers made from Kevlar®, have been strategically built into the car’s architecture, while a 1,280-watt amplifier ensures immersive sound for all on board.
This combines the virtues of Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist to make life even easier on motorways. Using information picked up from a digital camera mounted behind the rear-view mirror and a radar system in the front grille, HAS automatically keeps the vehicle centred in its lane, at a pre- selected speed and at a chosen distance from the vehicle ahead. It will even decelerate the Ghibli through to a standstill as the traffic dictates.
To ensure safety, HAS requires the driver to keep his or her hands on the steering wheel at all times.
This provides valuable support if the driver is about to unintentionally leave a lane. A digital camera behind the rear-view mirror continuously monitors road markings to keep track of the course ahead. The instrument panel display shows the specific status. White lines on either side of the vehicle image indicate that it is safely in lane. One yellow line indicates that the Ghibli is moving off- centre, right or left. And one flashing yellow line warns of lane departure. At that point, when the Visual & Haptic box is selected in the touchscreen display, LKA actively steps in with corrective steering torque.
It can be easy to miss traffic signs sometimes, for all sorts of reasons. This is where Traffic Sign Recognition comes in. It monitors three types of sign: speed limits, temporary speed limits due to conditions such as heavy rain, and no-overtaking zones. It then displays the signs digitally in the instrument panel’s cluster display. The system works with a digital camera mounted behind the rear-view mirror and data from the navigation system.
Adaptive Cruise Control constantly monitors the vehicle ahead, maintaining a pre-set distance. With the Stop & Go function, the car will also adjust to the speed of the vehicle in front until it comes to a complete stop, if the stop is less than two seconds.
This, in combination with Adaptive Cruise Control, monitors vehicles ahead and warns if the approach could result in a rear-end collision. This is linked to the Advanced Brake Assist system, which provides additional braking during an emergency stop. If the warning does not prompt any action from the driver, the Automated Emergency Braking system automatically applies the brakes to reduce the car’s speed.
With this system, a warning icon appears in the exterior door mirrors when a vehicle enters the driver’s blind spot. Three levels of support can be selected if the driver nonetheless initiates a lane change. Either the system maintains the visual alert in the door mirrors, the alerts are backed up with an acoustic warning, or the system intervenes with steering torque. The intensity of this torque is also adaptable according to preference.
Rear Cross Path function is a welcome feature that emits a warning when an unseen vehicle is approaching, from the right or left, while reversing out of a parking space.
Sculpted forms and fluid volumes are connected by clean lines to form a unique style that is unmistakably Maserati.