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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli

The Maserati Ghibli was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro. At the time, he was on the Ghia payroll. He considered the car to be one of his finest designs. Certainly, it was classically spare, and low-slung.

Top speed for the Ghibli was a cool 165mph. Even at that speed, suspension was solid. And with its steel bodywork, the Ghibli was no lightweight. Notwithstanding, it handled well. Four potent disc brakes pulled it up just as impressively.

The Ghibli's highest-spec engine was the 4.9-litre V8 SS. Torque was out of the top drawer. Especially, way down low in the rev range. There was a ZF 5-speed 'box. Acceleration for the Ghibli, then, was not an issue! Capacity was 4,930cc. Power maxed at 335bhp. Just 1,149 Ghiblis were built. Back in '67, the Maserati Ghibli was a 2-seater supercar. Ferrari and Lamborghini had a rival!

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