Maserati hosts a virtual event with the premier of their first ever electrified vehicle, the Ghibli Hybrid. The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects of Maserati, which, after the announcement of the new engine for the MC20 super sports car, now sets the seal on another step forward.
The Ghibli Hybrid is immediately recognizable through the restyling developed by the Centro Stile Maserati. It comes in blue, chosen to identify all cars with hybrid technology and the new world they represent. On the exterior, the blue color characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake calipers, and the thunderbolt in the oval that encloses the Trident on the rear pillar. The same blue color reappears inside the car, in particular on the embroidered seams of the seats. There are significant changes at the rear of the car – the light clusters have been completely restyled with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
In perfect harmony with its DNA, Maserati has chosen a hybrid solution focused primarily on improving performance while reducing fuel consumption and cutting emissions.
The hybrid technology exploits kinetic energy that the car accumulates when in motion, harvesting and transforming it into electricity during deceleration and braking. This produced energy is thereafter stored in a battery.
The innovative powertrain, the outcome of in-depth engineering development work by the technicians and engineers of the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, combines an internal combustion engine (4 cylinders, turbo, displacement of 2.0 l) with a 48-volt alternator and an additional electric supercharger (e-Booster) supported by a battery. This solution is unique and is the first in a new generation of powertrains, with the perfect trade-off between performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.
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 is very impressive, with a top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.
The Ghibli Hybrid also debuts the new Maserati Connect program that enables a constant connection with the car. The information exchange, which can enhance the amenities offered to driver, continues when on the move. As well as updating the software packages, the car’s system performs checks on the car and monitors the Safety Security services during emergencies. The Maserati Intelligent Assistant is the latest generation of multimedia systems based on digital inputs from Android Automotive, a software that delivers an innovative User Experience fully customisable to a driver’s personal preferences.
The new Ghibli Hybrid represents the first step in a plan that will lead to the electrification of all new Maserati models. It will be first available in September of 2020. The Brand’s first all-electric cars will be the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021.
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