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Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Maserati Ghibli is one of the best GT of its days

Ghibli is the name of the North African windstorm. So what does that have to do with Maserati, the classic Italian brand Maserati? As we all knew, the Italian automotive manufacturer had a unique tradition in naming the car it produces. Of course you still remember several car models made by Maserati that adopted the names of the wind, such as Maserati Bora, Maserati Khamsin, Maserati Chubasco and others.
The Maserati Ghibli (in pictured is the coupe of 1967) is built based on Giorgetto Giugiaro design in 1966 while he worked for the Carrozzeria Ghia. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
The next one is Maserati Ghibli. Well, the Italian brand adopted the name of the Ghibli windstorm for a beautiful grand tourer is built based on a design made by a young designer named Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1966. At the time, he was worked for an Italian coachbuilder company based in Turin called Carrozzeria Ghia.
The Maserati Ghibli (in pictured is the Spyder of 1969) was starting in production of 1967 while the Maserati's 41st anniversary as an independent company until 1973. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
He de
signed the two-seater Ghibli coupe in just three months and followed by the Ghibli spyder in 1969. Then the car was produced starting in 1967 on Maserati's 41st anniversary as an independent company. The Maserati Ghibli production carried out by Carrozzeria Ghia on between 1967 and 1972 with a total production of 1,170 coupes and 125 spyders.
The Maserati Ghibli (in pictured is the coupe of 1970) is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine coupled with Weber DCNL carburetor capable of spewing power up to 306 hp and torque of 340 lb.ft at 3,500 rpm. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
The 3,583 lbs GT coupe figure mounted to  the rear of a typical body-integrated frame of welded steel tubes and flat panels was an ancient live axle riding on leaf springs with independently sprung control arms carried the nose.

The front-engined sports GT features pop-up headlights, front leather sports seats and alloy wheels. Two rear seats consisting of nothing more than a cushion without a backrest were added to the production model, allowing the Ghibli to be marketed as a 2-door 2+2 fastback coupé. Deliveries started in March 1967.
Inside of the Maserati Ghibli has 2 front leather sports seats and 2 rear seats consisting of nothing more than a cushion without a backrest plus simple arrangement dashboard. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Uniquely, the Maserati Ghibli produced during the heyday of the GT model between 1967 and 1972 known as the rival for the Lamborghini Miura and the Ferrari Daytona. The first generation of the Maserati Ghibli (consisting of Coupe and Spyder models) is equipped with a 4.7 liter V8 engine with Weber DCNL carburetor capable of spewing power up to 306 hp and 340 lb.ft of torque at 3,500 rpm.

The engine power is then channeled to the rear wheels by using a 5 speed manual transmission system that capable make the car accelerating from rest to 100 kph in 6.4 seconds before running up to a maximum speed of 248 kph. In this car is also provided with a choice of 3 speed automatic transmission system.
The Maserati Ghibli SS is started in production of 1970 and powered by a 4.9 liter V8 engine of 330 hp at 5,500 rpm and 355 lbf⋅ft of torque at 4,000 rpm . (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Then in 1970, the Maserati Ghibli SS model (consisting of the Coupe and Spyder models) appeared on the market is powered by a 4.9 liter V8 engine with the power of 330 hp at 5,500 rpm and 355 lbf⋅ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Its top speed was 280 kph and made it the fastest Maserati road car ever produced at the time.

The most interesting thing about the Ghibli is that its quite poor fuel efficiency system, then makes the automaker have to add an additional pair of 50 liter capacity tanks on both sides of the car to help the performance of the V8 engine carried out by it. The Maserati Ghibli production was discontinued in 1973 succeeded the following year by the Maserati Khamsin designed by Bertone. 
Still related to this model, at that time Maserati also presented the Ghibli's alternative model named the Maserati Indy which was produced ranging of 1969 to 1975 carried out by another Italian coachbuilder Vignale. Indeed the Maserati Ghibli is not the fastest. However, when the GT era entered its golden age in the 1960s to 1970s, the car was one of the best. Well, the Ghibli is a 'story' about how pure pleasure driving is. And to find out, you have to try it by yourself! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARANDDRIVER | WIKIPEDIA ]
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