Novitec’s Ready To Give Your Maserati Ghibli The Performance It Deserves

Maserati used to build sports cars that could keep pace with the best from Ferrari and Lamborghini. And it may yet again. But these days it’s more focused on sedans and crossovers. Pretty fast ones, too. But Novitec is here to make them even faster.

The German tuner has come out with a range of enhancements for the Ghibi GranLusso and GranSport. They’re available for a range of gasoline and diesel engines offered on the mid-size Italian sedan. But the one we’re most intrigued by, of course, is the most powerful among them.

By fitting its latest N-Tronic engine-control module, Novitec has increased output from the twin-turbo V6 in the Ghibi S or the all-wheel-drive S Q4 from 430 horsepower (316 kW) and 428 lb-ft (580 Nm) of torque up to 494 hp (363 kW) and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque. That’s enough to send it rocketing from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds, increasing the top speed from 178 mph (286 km/h) to 184 (296).

Need a more economical diesel? That’s alright, ’cause Novitec can help you there, too. The 3.0-liter diesel six gets an extra 47 hp (35 kW) and 59 lb-ft (80 Nm) to drop the 0-62 time down to 5.6 seconds – seven tenths quicker than before.

Along with the engine enhancements, the tuner’s also offering a sportier exhaust and aero kit. Developed in the wind tunnel and crafted from carbon fiber, the package includes a choice of two front spoilers, new rocker panels, and rear spoiler. Of course there’s new rolling stock on offer: 22-inch Novitec NM1 alloys fitted to an adjustable coilover suspension. And there’s a full range of interior enhancements available to the customer’s taste as well.

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  • Six_Tymes

    Love it. the performance upgrades sound impressive, and the classy understated addons look very good. Nice work Novitec! I think the only detail this car needs is, the rear lights should have the Crystal look, currently there is too much red going on. Hello Maserati, get on with it already.

  • SteersUright

    This poor car never stood a chance with its derivative styling, cheap Fiat bits n pieces scattered throughout, and poor reputation for quality and reliability. They really need to make a Maserati thats so undeniably beautiful and expertly crafted it knocks it out of the park. They need a proper halo and to seriously up quality control.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I wish Maserati would read your comments.
      The Ghibli and QP are so underwhelming it hurts. The only saving grace is they drive and sound like a Maser should.
      The previous gen QP is so full of character it makes the newer one seem like a knock-off.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Too bad the whole car is still unimpressive. Filled with cheap parts bin switchgear, small backseat for a saloon in this class, dynamics still aren’t that great, reliability is trash, resale value is abysmal. It feels like an unfinished product.

    No clue why anyone would purchase one of these over an E Class or a 5er.

    • europeon

      Look, another one that has no idea what he’s talking about.

      There is no cheap switchgear – unless you call Mercedes switchgear cheap.
      Backseat space is enough for a car that bridges the sedan and the four-door coupe gap.

      Dynamics are really great – even haters praised it.

      Reliability has proven to be excellent.
      Resale value is abysmal in the US, in Europe they hold their value really good.

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