New Release: Novitec Maserati Ghibli
NOVITEC, the world’s leading refinement specialist for the exclusive cars carrying the trident in the radiator grille, now also offers an extensive refinement program for the new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport models. For all variants, be it the emphatically luxurious or the extra sporty version, NOVITEC offers tailor-made options that make the Italian four-door cars even more dynamic and thrilling. Engine tuning is available for the gasoline and diesel engines of the Ghibli. The output of the S Q4 all-wheel-drive variant with NOVITEC N-TRONIC engine tuning jumps to 363 kW / 494 hp, enough to catapult the all-wheel-drive sedan from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and propel it to a top speed of 296 km/h. The extravagant NOVITEC looks are characterized by the naked-carbon bodywork components with sporty-elegant styling and the mighty NOVITEC NM1 22-inch wheels developed specifically for the wheel arches of the Ghibli. The NOVITEC suspension solutions, which make the handling even more agile, are tailored specifically to these king-sized wheels. NOVITEC fulfils individual requests of Ghibli owners for interior customization with perfectly finished interior appointments crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color. The Maserati Ghibli as a gasoline or diesel model is already one of the most dynamic vehicles of its category straight from the factory. NOVITEC further expands these talents with professional engine tuning, which builds on the expertise of the powerplant engineers of the German refinement specialist gained over decades. The development of the performance kit for the new Ghibli models also did not focus solely on maximum power. Just as important is an extremely powerful torque curve, outstanding smoothness, and maximum endurance. The NOVITEC performance kits feature a plug-and-play N-TRONIC module that modifies the electronic engine control unit. The extra power is achieved with newly programmed mapping for injection, boost pressure control and ignition. Of course, NOVITEC offers this tried and proven way of increasing performance for all Ghibli models with V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine, with rear or all-wheel drive. The most powerful variants of the production car, the Ghibli S with rear-wheel drive and the Ghibli S Q4 with allwheel drive, produce an output of 316 kW / 430 hp and generate a peak torque of 580 Nm. With the N-TRONIC auxiliary control unit, NOVITEC coaxes an impressive additional 47 kW / 64 hp from the turbocharged six-cylinder. At the same time, the peak torque grows by 80 Nm. With 363 kW / 494 hp at a low 5,300 rpm and 660 Nm, on tap constantly between 1,700 and 4,900 rpm, the tuned all-wheel-drive variant accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The top speed jumps from 286 km/h to 296 km/h.
The also available Ghibli gasoline variant with 350 horsepower can be upgraded with NOVITEC tuning as well, in this case to 303 kW / 412 hp and 590 Nm. NOVITEC of course also offers engine tuning for the three-liter six-cylinder common-rail diesel model. The N-TRONIC tuning delivers an extra 35 kW / 47 hp and 80 Nm more torque. With 237 kW / 322 hp at a low 3,800 rpm, 680 Nm of torque at a low 2,200 rpm and the eight-speed automatic, the refined Ghibli delivers even better performance: With a sprint time of 5.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the NOVITEC version bests the production car by seven tenths of a second. The enormous increase in torque makes the luxury sedan even more superior to drive, while fuel consumption stays particularly low. To give the Ghibli turbodiesel a sportier sound, NOVITEC offers a module for the standard electronic active sound system of the exhaust. When the driver pushes the “Sport” button in the cockpit, the processor-controlled auxiliary module lends the V6 turbodiesel an even more thrilling exhaust note. Of course, the sporty performance of a Maserati customized by NOVITEC practically calls for a dynamic visual upgrade. For the two GranLusso and GranSport equipment variants, the refinement specialist developed aerodynamic-enhancement components tested in the wind tunnel. They are made from clear-coated naked carbon and give the Ghibli an even sportier appearance. Because the two models have different front fasciae, the NOVITEC designers developed different front spoilers for the two versions. Both attach to the lower section of the bumper and give the four-seater an even more distinctive face. What is more: They also reduce font-axle lift at high speeds. The carbon-fiber rocker panels give the sedan an even lower and longer visual stance. The rear spoiler, which adds more emphasis to the contours of the area around the trunk, likewise minimizes aerodynamic lift. The exclusive NOVITEC looks and an even more dynamic handling of the Ghibli of course also include tailor-made wheels, in this case in 22-inch king-sized format. The NOVITEC NM1 alloys captivate not only with their extravagant design featuring five twin-spokes. The wheels are available in silver, matte black, titanium, and titanium with polished surfaces. The front axle is fitted with wheels nine inch in width with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires of size 255/30 ZR 22. Size 315/25 ZR 22 tires on wheels eleven inch wide fill out the available space in the rear fenders perfectly.
The NOVITEC suspension modifications are specifically tailored to these high-performance tires. The height-adjustable stainless coilover suspension is available for all Ghibli models with rear-wheel drive. It features continuously variable ride-height adjustment and shock absorbers that can be adapted to individual driver preferences with regard to bound and rebound. The ride height of the S Q4 all-wheel-drive model can be lowered with NOVITEC sport springs, which are also available in special variants for GranSport models equipped with the electronically controlled Skyhook suspension ex-factory. Exclusive interior appointments are also part of the NOVITEC customization options for the Maserati Ghibli. The company can fulfil even the most extravagant requests of the vehicle owner in any desired color, in any upholstery design no matter how unusual it might be, and of course from the finest leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber, and precious wood.