As the newest version of a legendary car, the new Maserati Ghibli S has the sort of effortlessly gorgeous design that other manufacturers can only achieve in their wildest dreams. A stylishly narrow, yet still imposing, grille flashes the famous trident badge from a low-slung position, whilst the exotically angular headlights draw the eye. The body of the Ghibli S has clearly been designed to be jaw-dropping, a reaction that is easily achieved thanks to plentiful curves, flowing lines and a choice of alloy wheels that range between 18 and a huge 21 inches.
Maserati clearly takes the design of its cars very seriously indeed, even calling in the Ermenegildo Zegna fashion house to help oversee the process and ensure that the end result offers unmatchable quality and style. It has done an excellent job, as the seats give superb comfort and support, whilst the frameless glass in the doors demonstrates that this is a car with an extra keen eye for what is chic. The Ghibli S also comes with inserts made from Zegna Mulberry Silk to add extra class to the seats, door panels and roof lining amongst other places, thanks to a hand-stitched chevron design.
As the highest standard of Ghibli available, the new Maserati Ghibli S comes with one choice of engine. Don't worry though, as the engine in question is unquestionably the right choice to power such a special vehicle. The Ghibli S gives you access to a twin-turbo charged version of the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that is available in the lower-spec models of the Ghibli, but the key difference is the extra power that is placed at your fingertips. The V6 comes with 404bhp and can take the Ghibli S from 0-60mph in well under five seconds.
Safety has clearly been a high priority during the design of the new Maserati Ghibli S. For a start there is an impressive total of seven airbags that work to protect both the upper and lower body in the event of a collision. Then there's the Maserati Stability Programme (MSP), an electronic stability control system that activates the brakes and reduces torque in just a few milliseconds if the vehicle begins to skid or a deviation in path is detected.
MARSHALL MASERATI PETERBOROUGH