The new Maserati Ghibli 2014, the new model that the Italian brand is relaunching worldwide under the slogan “The opposite of the ordinary,” was recognized Top Safety Pick Institute of Insurers and Highway Safety (IIHS ) and 5 star Euro NCAP tests for their security systems and driver assistance.
Recognition Top Safety Pick from IIHS was based on the analysis of four security areas (frontal impact, side impact, rear beat at low speed and roof crush), after which the Maserati Ghibli achieved the highest score and recognition as Top Safety Pick.
Euro NCAP tests resulted in the security guarantee 95% protection in adults, 79% for children, 74% for pedestrians and 81% for passive safety systems.
These results are even more important considering that since 2013 Euro NCAP introduced new evidence for the protection of children and for assessing the protection of pedestrians, confirming the particular concern of Maserati by United legislation to protection of all road users.
Good grades for Maserati Ghibli were achieved after thousands of hours of virtual simulations, the quality of virtual design and subsequent physical check on vehicles produced at the plant, with 200 tests on components and subsystems, more than 100 simulations of impact on front, side, rollovers, collisions and assaults on pedestrians: sled Hyge and over 100 crash tests in which all possible types of impacts were examined.
From the early stages of Ghibli project, which shares many elements with his older brother and flagship of Maserati, the Quattroporte, the best technical and design solutions allowed meet all international standards, ensuring the highest level of security against developed any contingency and reach istence driving.
With these results, the Maserati Ghibli has been approved for all global markets.
Maserati Stability Program
Developed under the most extreme conditions, the Maserati Stability Program (MSP) has numerous sensors to determine when to come to the aid of the driver.
The program has been refined and improved by adding more security to the intrinsic stability of the vehicle, allowing drivers to enjoy peacefully their handling in all driving conditions.
In addition, constantly it measures all key parameters of behavior in road handling and grip, and coordinates numerous systems security management and performance to maintain full control of the vehicle.
The program operates primarily on the engine and brakes. If slippage, reduces the motor torque and can actuate the brakes with extremely precise to regain stability in few milliseconds interventions.
The Maserati Ghibli is made from a combination of materials including aluminum and resistant wrought ultra steel, a front structure with an additional line of absorbing energy of a possible impact, which helps to distribute the forces and ensure the structural stability of body.
The steering column collapses on impact to prevent the steering wheel projecting toward the occupant.
In total, it has airbags front head rests with technology to prevent whiplash in case of a rear impact.
Moreover, the front seats have safety systems designed to reduce damage to the cervical vertebrae of the occupants in the event of an accident.
If the vehicle is involved in a collision, active head restraints automatically reduce its distance from the passenger’s head to prevent cervical lashes.
The front seat belts three points, installed on the central pillar and anchor point on the body, have pyrotechnic pretensioners with load limiters, involved in a collision to hold passengers by preventing or minimizing methane injuries the upper and lower occupant.
The front belts have devices that regulate the height to suit the occupant and increase both comfort and safety.
Other safety systems included in the new Maserati Ghibli are the camera assistance maneuvers in reverse and bi-xenon lights.
A new age
The Maserati Ghibli is available as the Ghibli S V6 petrol engine with Twin Turbo 410 horsepower and Ghibli S Q4, with the same power, but four-wheel drive.
In the European market, the Ghibli is also available with V6 turbo diesel engine of the latest generation, the first in the history of Maserati.
The Ghibli S Q4 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds (0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds) and reaches 177 mph (284 km / h), while the Ghibli S rear-drive accelerates 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0 to 100 km / h in 5.0 seconds), but its top speed of 178 mph (285 km / h).
The Ghibli was designed by Maserati, like the Quattroporte, according to the new qualitative standards of reference of the Italian firm Officine Maserati plant Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Grugliasco, Torino.