World Expo in Shanghai 2013 Italians introduced the new model Maserati Ghibli. 3-liter V6 turbo diesel engine designed under the supervision of the Ferrari engineers and in particular Paolo Martinelli former boss and chief engineer of the world famous brand sports cars.
The engine generates 600 hp and 275 Nm, which is enough to catapult Maserati Ghibli 0-100 km / h in 6.3 seconds. This powerful vehicle fuel consumption is reduced to the 6 liters / 100 km. And CO2 emissions of less than 160 g / km.
The other engine that will go on sale Maserati Ghibli is a 3-liter V6 turbo engine generating 500 Nm and 330 hp Top speed is 285 km / h and acceleration from a 0 to 100 km / h only 5.6 seconds fantastic. Of course the fuel consumption is increased to 9.6 l / 100 km. Such characteristics of the engines being made 8-speed automatic ZF. On the old continent Maserati Ghibli will sell a system Q4 or in other words, all four wheels are driven independently.
The brakes are a type of Brembo, as the front with 360 mm ventilated discs and 6-pistons and rear by 4 pistons. Wheelbase is less by 20 mm compared with the model and Quattroporte entire length is also smaller by 30 cm.
However, this has not affected in a negative aspect of the stability of the Maserati Ghibli. The standard set of wheels is 18 inches, but the request of customers, they can be replaced with 19, 20 and 21 inches.
Let's go back in history and remember how life begins at Maserati.
The company was established in Bologna back in 1914 by the brothers Maserati. The idea is to create a sports car that wins races in Italy and subsequently in the world. The emblem is a trident on the car and already nearly 100 years Maserati successfully compete with such giants in the automotive industry as Aston Martin and Jaguar. Headquarters in Modena, and 1994 world brand Maserati was bought by Fiat and Ferrari course. The new Maserati Ghibli can easily stand up to the challenges of such giants in the production of sports cars, like BMW Active Tourer and Renault Captur in recent years. Overall quantity sold cars Maserati is not large, but with the arrival of Fiat in the management of the company has finally released a profit. Recent Status another project that came in showrooms in the world model Maserati GranTurismo. The engine is a 4.7-liter V8, but its power is 460 hp, with torque of 520 Nm. Maserati GranTurismo has a 6 speed automatic transmission and a top speed of 300 km / h.
The brakes are a type of Brembo, which with ceramic discs and 6-pistons stop super-lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels.
The prices are quite high and are not for every pocket, but as they say the car can not save fuel and not clean, but if they make you happy to ride in it means that your life is dull and gray.