In 1966 the first Maserati Ghibli in history was born
Its production lasted until 1973
In the mid-1960s, Maserati needed to replace its 5000 GT with a more modern car and the Ghia was commissioned to build it. The design of the car was the work of the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro and its presentation took place at the 1966 Turin motor show.
Named Ghibli after the Libyan wind, it was recognizable by its modern aerodynamic design and elegant cockpit covered in fine leather. Designed to compete with the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona and Lamborghini Miura, the car was equipped with a 4.7 V8 powertrain managed by a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and combined with rear-wheel drive.
Capable of generating 310 hp, the engine allowed the Ghibli to reach a top speed of 270 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The propulsion unit was powered by two different fuel tanks, and the pilot could choose which tank to feed the gas from.
Based on a tubular chassis, the car was fitted with magnesium rims wrapped in Pirelli Cinturato tires. Its production ended in 1973, when it was replaced by the more modern Khamsin.