Maserati excels at blending its sporting roots with unsurpassed luxury and Italian style. The Ghibli furthers that trend, and the midsize luxury sport sedan offers the complete package. Two models are offered: a base rear-wheel-drive Ghibli and the up-level Ghibli S, plus an all-wheel-drive variant in the Ghibli S Q4. All are powered by a Ferrari-built, twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6. In the base model it delivers 345 horsepower, while the S and S Q4 benefits from special camshafts, more boost and more aggressive engine management, resulting in 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. All models utilize an 8-speed automatic transmission with five different shift modes. The base car scoots to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, while the sure-footed S Q4 hits the mark in 4.7 seconds, on its way to a 178-mph top speed. Underneath the lovely steel and aluminum skin, the Ghibli rides on a solid chassis sprung by an alloy suspension with double wishbones up front and a multi-link setup in the rear. The brakes are from Brembo. Maserati claims the base Ghibli offers a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery with power seats, a heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display, rearview camera and an 8-speaker audio system. S and S Q4 models add a limited-slip differential, adaptive headlights, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a power sunroof and extended leather upholstery. Ghibli's ordered with the GranLusso treatment add chrome bumper inserts, wood trim, and ventilated front seats. Opting for the GranSport treatment gets you a more athletic look, with a more aggressive front end, sport seats, a sport steering wheel with aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters, red brake calipers and Skyhook Performance suspension. Several options and packages allow for a fully customized Ghibli. Skyhook Performance suspension offers driver-selectable Normal and Sport modes that reduce body roll. A Harman Kardon 10-speaker sound system is optional. Navigation is available, as are several leather and wood grain choices, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, plus a range of alloy wheels in sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches.