Watch Maserati's Ghibli Undergo Extreme Weather Testing--Indoors: Video

Follow Viknesh

Maserati’s new Ghibli sedan is close to making its showroom debut, but here’s a chance to look back at the car during its development days. In addition to extensive testing in the real world, Maserati engineers also use a sophisticated climatic wind tunnel to put the Ghibli through simulated extreme weather conditions.

This video shows a prototype being put through its paces in the climatic wind tunnel, where it faces temperature shifts from below minus 22 degrees F (minus 30 degrees C) to more than 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Clearly, the prototypes have to pass these tests before production can start.

The Ghibli goes on sale towards the end of the year, as a 2014 model. In the U.S. it will be offered with a single engine, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, tuned to deliver 325 horsepower in the base model and 404 horsepower in the sportier Ghibli S. Overseas, buyers will also have the option of a 271-horsepower V-6 turbodiesel.

An eight-speed automatic transmission is fitted across the range and buyers can opt for Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system. Rear-wheel drive is standard. More details, including the all-important pricing info, should be revealed closer to the car’s sales launch.


See more videos on our YouTube sites: The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports.

Follow Us

Take Us With You!


Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you

Research New Cars


Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.

© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.