If you think that current Maserati models are a bit of a letdown and that the automaker fared much better in the past, you’re definitely not the only one.
According to Doug DeMuro, unlike modern-day Maseratis, the original Ghibli was something special, and despite some quirks, was still a pleasure to drive.
While reviewing the car in Dubai, DeMuro talked about several things that made this Ghibli SS stand out. For starters, it came with an adjustable steering column, which was an extremely rare thing back then. Unfortunately, though, you could only adjust it for about an inch.
Other impressive features found on the Ghibli SS were the dimming interior mirror and the vast amount of storage spaces – which is where the fake rear seats come in. Let’s just say that, although it’s not the best of practices to leave anything of value to a parked vehicle, hiding them in a classic Ghibli is safer than in most other cars.
On the road, the Ghibli SS performs like a proper V8 grand tourer. DeMuro appreciated the car’s solid brakes (once you really applied some pressure to them), as well as the soundtrack. As for the rest, just scroll down and watch what else he has to say about the classic Maser in the video that follows.