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Before the Test Drive – Maserati Ghibli S

With a pending test drive of the Maserati Ghibli S, here are my thoughts about the car before getting behind the wheel.

What is the Maserati all About?

The Maserati Ghibli S is the company’s entry-level executive saloon car that starts at only £49,160. The Ghibli shares a lot of its components on the hugely successful Quattroporte, but the Ghibli is smaller, lighter, more dynamic and more affordable than its bigger brother.

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The Ghibli is available in 3 variants, the base model, the diesel and lastly the S variant.

We have the Ghibli S on test. The S is the fastest in the range and features a twin turbocharged V6 engine that creates 404bhp and 550Nm of torque. This means that the Ghibli S will get from 0-60mph in 5 seconds and do a top speed of 177mph.

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The Ghibli S offers a luxury and thrilling experience at a reasonable price for the segment.

Expectations – Maserati Ghibli S

Being a Maserati I have high expectations of luxury, excitement and thrill that I crave from this car.

On the luxury side I am expecting an interior that will leave a lasting impression on me as a driver, I expect the build quality to be to the highest standard, I expect to feel the use of high-quality materials and I would expect the car to leave its passengers feeling spoilt.


The Ghibli S has a faster 0-60mph time than the Quattroporte  S, is lighter and said to be more dynamic, I would expect the Ghibli S to provide an exhilarating driving experience. I would anticipate that driving the Ghibli S will be engaging whilst still being optimised by all the computerised systems that adjust the engine, gearbox and suspension keeping the car as efficient and as stable as possible.

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Lastly being a 5 door executive saloon, I would expect that the Ghibli is also able to provide a comfortable ride for four adult passengers. In its normal driving mode I hope the car can smooth out the bumpy UK roads and provide a gentle driving experience also.

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Let’s see how the Maserati Ghibli S gets on.

Supplied by: Maserati

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