Maserati joins the electrified vehicle club with the new Ghibli Hybrid, it had to happen, with so many car manufacturers offering an alternative to petrol driven cars, the new Maserati Ghibli enters the world of electrification. An electric Maserati retaining the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati will now join the Maserati model range.
Blue in colour chosen to identify their cars with hybrid technology the new world it represents. The blue colour theme is carried through on the three iconic side air ducts, the brake callipers and the thunderbolt in the oval that encloses the Trident on the rear pillar. The same blue colour reappears inside the car, in particular on the embroidered seams of the seats.
The Ghibli is a hybrid focused primary on improving performance while also reducing fuel consumption and cutting emissions. The battery is mounted in the rear of the car resulting in improved weight distribution. The vehicle weighs about 80kg less than a diesel version. The Hybrid technology exploits kinetic energy the car accumulates when in motion, recovering it and transforming it into electricity during deceleration and braking, and storing it in the battery.
Performance is not compromised, with a top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5,7 seconds provided by the 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 1,500 rpm. The new Ghibli Hybrid represents the first steps in a plan that will lead to the electrification of all new Maserati models. The Brand’s first all-electric cars will be the new Grand Turismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021.