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Performance Review: Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo - [2013]

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Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo - [2013]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2013 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 2979 cc (181.7 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V6
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 8 speed / Paddle Shift
  • Top Speed: 177 mph (284.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 404 bhp (301 kW) @ 5500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1810 kgs (3990 lbs)
  • Torque: 406 lb-ft (550.4 Nm) @ 1750 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.71 secs @ 99.8 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 223.2 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 224.3 lb-ft
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Maserati Ghibli Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo is the 8 speed / Paddle Shift version and was first brought out in 2013. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2014 Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous Performance and the 2014 Koenigsegg One 1 5.1 V8 Twin Turbo.This particular Maserati Ghibli has a 2979cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a V formation.

Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo - [2014] image

Alternative Petrol V6's includes the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo

The Ghibli shares its Petrol V6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo and the 2015 Radical RXC Turbo 500 3.5 V6. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Ghibli's Rear Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1810 kgs (3990 lbs) this makes the Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo in the same weight category as the 2021 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive Cabrio 3.0 Turbo F23 or the give or take 50kg.

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The Maserati Ghibli shares the same bhp with the 2020 Audi TT RS 2.0 Turbo (394 bhp)

In terms of power the 2979cc 24V V6 engine produces 404 bhp (301 kW) @ 5500 rpm similar to the 2020 Audi TT RS 2.0 Turbo (394 bhp) or the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 3.5 V6 Supercharged (410 bhp).

The Turbo V6 throws out 406 lb-ft (550.4 Nm) @ 1750 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (420 lb-ft) or the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (420 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Maserati Ghibli you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Iso Grifo GL 365 5.4L V8 - [1965] image

The 1965 Iso Grifo GL 365 5.4L V8 (248.2 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Maserati Ghibli.

The Maserati Ghibli has a Power to weight ratio of 223.2 bhp per ton and 224.3 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2013 Ghibli competing with the 1965 Iso Grifo GL 365 5.4L V8 (248.2 bhp per ton) or the 2017 Audi A4 RS4 Avant 2.9 V6 Turbo (248.0 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Maserati Ghibli generating around 224.3 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk 5.8L V8 352 (249.3 lb-ft per ton) or the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle-Malibu SS 396 Sport Coupe 350hp 4speed 1st Gen (248.9 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.7 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.9 secs, this made the Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo as fast as the 2020 KIA Stinger GT 3.3 V6 Turbo AWD (4.7 secs) the 2020 KIA Stinger GT2 3.3 V6 Turbo (4.7 secs) the 2020 KIA Stinger GT 3.3 V6 Turbo (4.7 secs) the or the 2019 Audi A4 S4 TDI 3.0 V6 (4.7 secs). This Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo is also faster than the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (4.8 secs) the 2020 Audi TT S Turbo 50 TFSI (4.8 secs) the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan 6.7 V12 Turbo (4.8 secs) the and the 2017 Maserati GranCabrio Sport 4.7 V8 (4.8 secs).

Buick GS 455 Stage 1 7.5 V8 - [1969] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Ghibli and the 1969 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 7.5 V8

When talking about the performance of the Maserati Ghibli on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.71 secs @ 99.8 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1969 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 7.5 V8 (13.65 secs), the 2009 Infiniti G37 3.7 V6 S (13.66 secs), and the 1985 BMW 5 Series M5 E28 (13.66 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2013 version of the Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo has a maximum speed of 177mph.

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Top Speed of the 2013 Ghibli equals the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (188 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2013 Maserati Ghibli S 3.0 V6 Turbo then how about the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (188 mph), the 2017 Mercedes GT AMG Roadster (188 mph), or the 2012 Bentley Continental GT V8 (188 mph).

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