We love the Maserati Ghibli. Lest you think that statement is perfunctory, allow us to point you to our backlog of posts, which includes a teaser for the Ghibli, a video about the Ghibli, and an endorsement of the Ghibli, all capped off by our own test-drive review of the Ghibli.
Yet even after twelve months of blogging, we can still find more nice things to say about it, and we can find others that are saying nice things about it, too. Take Business Insider, for instance, which recently published a profile on Maserati’s entry level vehicle, complete with high quality photographs.
Granted, it’s a bit of a misnomer to call the Ghibli an entry level vehicle, especially as the BI article points out it competes against the likes of the Audi A7, the BMW 6-Series, and the Porsche Panamera. We call it that because we’re limited by the industry’s lexicon. It may be an entry level Maserati, but it really isn’t an entry level vehicle at all.
Entry level vehicles don’t hit 62 miles-per-hour in five seconds. They don’t come with twin-turbo V6 engines that make more than 400 horsepower. They don’t have a top speed of 176 miles-per-hour. They definitely don’t sound as good as this car.
Compared to the mainstay Quattroporte, the outgoing GranTurismo, and the upcoming Levante, the Ghibli is the most affordable option in Maserati’s portfolio, but that does not mean the customer is sacrificing anything. The interior still comes bedecked in Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantera suede, and 2015 models will come with Bluetooth technology standard.
If you still have doubts and want to test-drive the Maserati Ghibli for yourself, we would be happy to show you into one at Maserati of Raleigh. We look forward to your visit.