In 1966 the Maserati Ghibli SS fastback Coupé has been presented to the audience at the Turin Motor Show. With its smooth flowing and rather elongated shape, the Ghibli was an audience favorite. Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ghia was entrusted with the design of this sports car, which should unite all properties of a super sports car and a road athlete. The Ghibli model shown here is a 5000 SS built in 1969.
Under the long hood, operates a powerful 335 HP, 4.9 liter V8 engine. A special feature on the motor is the dry sump lubrication system. In contrary to the usual lubrication, this lubricant is in a separate container and is fed to the engine via a pump. The low construction height of the engine is considered in advantage of this dry-sump, eliminating the large oil sump of a normal engine. The smooth, flat shape of the body was possible. The weight distribution of the vehicle could constructed to balance.
The design of the Maserati Ghibli with front-engine, rear-wheel drive and a rigid rear axle was not exceptional, but quite useful. The Ghibli convinces with its 1.5 tons weight and the excellent road holding. It reaches a top speed of about 285 km/h according to the manufacturer. In the Interior, the 2-seat Ghibli is sufficiently spacious and comfortable, thanks to the legroom even for larger drivers. Bucket seats in leather provide the corresponding comfort. Even long distances become a pleasure. The Maserati Ghibli SS is an icon of the design language of the 70s and today a very popular classic super sports car.