Iconic sportscar maker Maserati has taken the wraps off the Ghibli Hybrid, which becomes the first vehicle in its history to employ an electrified powertrain. This video shows the full digital global premiere.
While the introduction of hybrid technology represents a new era for Maserati, the brand stresses that it is not “altering its core philosophy and values”, hence firstly offering a hybrid option to “retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati”.
Identified by blue flashes in its side air ducts, brake calipers and Trident logo, its electrification comes in the form of a 48V system with an additional electric supercharger to supplement its 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine.
The battery is mounted in the rear of the car, with benefits in terms of improved weight distribution. This version weighs about 80 kg less than the Diesel.
Thanks to a maximum power output of 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 1,500 rpm, the new Ghibli Hybrid’s performance data are very impressive: top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.
The new Ghibli Hybrid represents the first step 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 GranTurismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021.