Behind the wheel of a twin-turbocharged, 430bhp V6 Maserati Ghibli on a crisp, cold, yet sunny winter’s morning, hunting down a warm Espresso, I had settled into a nice stride with the car

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Maserati Ghibli


Upsetting the boring executive trio of Mercedes, BMW and Audi is Italian sports car player, Maserati and with good reason. The new Ghibli that competes with E-Class, 5-Series and A6 respectively, offers a solid, if not lusty alternative 


Yes, it’s more expensive than the Germans, but not only does the Maserati Ghibli offer a 430bhp, twin-turbo V6 option for the executive, middle management class, it includes something the others have consigned to the trash bin – a sound track.


At this level of car buying, most decisions are made rationally because you’re a well-to-do middle-management type and your choice is something like a BMW, Mercedes or an Audi.


But stretch the eyes just a tiny bit further south/west to Italy and I promise you something completely different, yet still in the same class.


The Maserati Ghibli has received a refresh for 2018 and with that comes the GranLusso and GranSport badges from the rest of the family, signifying the difference between the luxury version with its Ermenegildo Zegna silk and leather upholstered interior and the sports option that also includes the Q4 all-wheel drive platform. [To be continued...]

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