On Tuesday morning, Maserati celebrated the production of the 100,000th Ghibli at its Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant in Turin, Italy. Named after the man who founded Fiat in 1899, the factory also puts together the Quattroporte luxury sedan.
The milestone car is a Ghibli S Q4 in the GranSport trim, with a Blu Emozione exterior on top of a black leather interior, equipped with Matrix LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers and piano black inserts.
The vehicle is destined for the Italian market, where it will put its 430 PS (424 hp / 316 kW), 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 to good use. In this spec, the AWD executive sedan hits the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in 4.7 seconds and tops out at 286 km/h (178 mph). Other engines available for the Ghibli are the 350 PS (345 hp / 257 kW) V6 petrol and 275 PS (271 hp / 202 kW) V6 diesel, all of which comply with the latest Euro 6D emissions regulations.
During assembly, each Ghibli is meticulously inspected, with technicians making sure that everything functions as it should. After the final badge is put on the car, it is road-tested for approximately 40 km (25 miles) by a professional driver prior to being shipped to customers.
Maserati premiered the Ghibli at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. Since then, it has been updated a few times, including in 2017, when the GranLusso and GranSport trim levels were presented at the Chengdu Motor Show, in China. At last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the car received restyled internal components, a new gearshift lever and more leather options.