The Maserati Ghibli is a two-door, two-seater coupe released by Maserati in 1967. The V8-powered Ghibli was the most popular Maserati vehicle since the automaker withdrew from racing in the 1950s, and it outsold its two biggest rivals, the Ferrari Daytona and the Lamborghini Miura. It debuted at the 1966 Turin Motor Show.
The Ghibli's steel body, renowned for its low, shark-shaped nose, was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Giugiaro, who today works for ItalDesign, worked at coachbuilder Ghia when he designed the Ghibli.
The car was powered by a front-placed quad-cam 370hp V8 engine. It had a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 6.8 seconds, had a top speed of 154 mph and could be operated by either a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. Maserati fitted the car with two fuel tanks, which could be filled via flaps on either side of the roof pillars. The car also featured pop-up headlamps, leather sport seats and alloy wheels.
The convertible Ghibli Spyder went into production in 1969. The Spyders were relatively rare, and the coupes outnumbered them almost ten to one. The more powerful Ghibli SS was released in 1970. The Ghibli ceased production in 1973.
1967 Maserati Ghibli Coupe (First Generation)
|Maserati Ghibli II|
The Ghibli name was resurrected in 1992 with the release of the Maserati Ghibli II. It first appeared with 2.0 litre V6, operated via a six-speed manual transmission. The two-door, four-seater coupe was similar in appearance to Maserati Shamal, and did not sell as well as anticipated.
In 1994, the car was revised, and the engine was updated to a 2.8 liter V6. A refreshed interior, new wheels, a fully adjustable electronic suspension and ABS brakes were added. The high-performance Ghibli GT also entered production that year. The 1995 version reverted to spoked alloy wheels, as well as suspension and transmission modifications.
The Ghibli II has a top speed of 155 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.7 seconds.
|1950-1969||A6 | 3500 | 5000 GT | Mistral | Quattroporte I | Sebring | Mexico | Ghibli I|
|1970-1979||Khamsin | Bora | Indy | Merak | Quattroporte II | Quattroporte III | Kyalami|
|1980-1999||Biturbo | Spyder I | Quattroporte III Royale | Shamal | 220 | 228 | 420 | 430 |Karif | Barchetta | Ghibli II | Quattroporte IV | 3200 GT|
|2000-present||Coupé-Cabrio | Coupe | Spyder II | Gran Sport | Quattroporte V | MC12 | Gran Turismo|
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|Concept Cars||Boomerang · Birdcage 75th|
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|Maserati S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1993, road car timeline, 1950s–present|
|Ownership||Orsi family||Citroën||De Tomaso||Fiat S.p.A.|
|Luxury||Quattroporte||QP II||QP III||QP IV||QP V|
|GT||A6||3500 GT||Sebring||228||Ghibli II|
|5000 GT||Ghibli||Khamsin||Shamal||3200 GT||Coupé||GT|