The Maserati Ghibli was produced by the Italian company from 1967 to 1973. Heavy, fast and surprisingly nimble, this big car was designed to compete with the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and the Lamborghini 350 GT, and is regarded by many as the better-looking car, if not the fastest.
That’s not to say that the Maserati Ghibli was slow; it wasn’t. In fact, it was very fast, despite its considerable weight. Powered by a 4.7 and later 4.9-liter V8, delivering respectively 330 and 335 horsepower to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, the Ghibli could reach the impressive top speed of 165 mph (264 km/h) and accelerate to sixty in 7 seconds.
The engine relied more on its impressive torque than raw horsepower to achieve its performance, resulting in a surprisingly easy to drive car that was as sophisticated and well-behaved as could be, while retaining its distinctive Maserati flair. A convertible was also made available in 1969, mainly for the US market, and remains to this day one of the most sought-after Maseratis.