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Maserati Ghibli II Cup

Maserati Ghibli II Cup

Maserati Ghibli II Cup Primatist

Year (of specifications) 1996 - 1997
Engine 1996 cc V6 cylinder
Transmission -
Max speed 169 mph
0-60 mph 5.2 seconds
Horsepower 330 bhp @ 6750 rpm
weight 1363 kgs

The Ghibli name was revived in 1992 when Maserati introduced the Ghibli II. The previous Ghibli model ran from 1966 - 1973.

The Ghibli II was powered by a variety of engines; a 2.0 litre V6 for the Italian market and a 2.8 litre V6 for other countries, operated via a six-speed manual transmission (early 2.8 cars have a 5 speed maunal) or 4 speed automatic. The two-door, four-seater coupe was similar in appearance to the Maserati Shamal, and did not sell as well as anticipated

In 1994, the car was revised. A refreshed interior, new wheels, a fully adjustable electronic suspension and ABS brakes were added. Another round of improvements resulted in the Ghibli GT in 1996. It was fitted with spoked alloy 17" wheels, and had suspension and transmission modifications.

The coupe was built for luxury as well as performance. The car featured a Connolly leather interior with burl elm trim.

The Ghibli II has a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.7 seconds.

The final year of production for the Ghibli II was 1997. It was replaced in the Maserati lineup by the 3200 GT the following year.

Several special edition models were produced by Maserati. The first was the Ghibli KS (Kit Sportivo), followed by the race version Ghibli Open Cup which featured improved power through roller-bearing turbos, a freer-flowing exhaust, and remapped fuel computers. The Cup also featured a toned-down carbon fiber-trimmed interior with aluminum pedals and a MOMO steering wheel, and the drivetrain included tweaked suspension and Brembo brakes. To celebrate the world speed record on water, Maserati made a further 35 special edition Ghiblis called the Ghibli Primatist, featuring bright blue paintwork and blue / turquoise leather.

At the time the Ghibli Cup had the highest ever per litre power output of any street legal car, surpassing the Bugatti EB110, Ferrari F40 and Jaguar XJ220, however there are numerous cars now available with higher power per litre outputs.

Similar and related vehicles:
Maserati MC12
Maserati MC12 Corsa
Maserati Coupe
Maserati GranSport
Maserati 3200 GT
Maserati Ghibli Cup
Maserati Shamal
Maserati 4200 Spyder
Maserati GranTurismo Coupe (2007)

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