Autostrada Motore Inc., the official importer and distributor of Maserati in the Philippines, launched the Maserati Ghibli at the 23rd Trans Sport Show at the SMX Convention Center.
“The launch of the Ghibli marks a turning point in Maserati’s rich history. It is the first time in 100 years that the luxury Italian brand presents two four-door sedan models simultaneously,” said Mark Soong, Executive Director of Autostrada Motore Inc.
The Ghibli is part of Maserati’s plan to build 50,000 cars a year by 2015.
The outline of the body reflects a coupe-like philosophy for the four-door sedan. The grille of the vehicle takes design cues from the iconic A6 GCS of the 1950’s. The shape of the headlights converges to the Trident symbol.
The side profile is dominated by a swage line that runs from the three unmistakable Maserati air vents behind the front wheels and finishes in the rear lights.
Inside, it has a cockpit-inspired dashboard design that matches the sporty character of the interior. It also features an 8.4-inch Maserati touch control and a Poltrona Frau leather finish.
The Ghibli and Ghibli S are powered by a twin turbo-charged 3.0-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
The Ghibli S delivers an output of 416 PS with 550 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds with a top speed of 285 km/h. On the other hand, the Ghibli generates 335 PS with 500 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 263 km/h.
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli was showcased by Maserati Philippines alongside the only surviving example of the first generation (1967-1973) Maserati Ghibli in the country.