MASERATI GHIBLI RIBELLE 275HP DIESEL
Limited edition Ghibli with a darker edge
There’s one quality every Ghibli has plenty of, and that’s style. Those sleek and muscular lines bring a hint of Maserati’s legendary sports racers and grand tourers to the executive class. But now the Ribelle Limited Edition ups the ante with a package of mean and moody styling tweaks to make it even more distinctive, at an appealing package price for the 275hp diesel model.
Let’s start with the exterior, shall we? That’s what you’ll notice along with half the population of your neighbourhood. To mis-quote Henry Ford, you can have any colour you like as long as it’s Nero Ribelle, a lustrous mica black paint finish. Take a close look at the 19" Proteo Rosso alloy wheels and you’ll see amid the predominant black finish that there are five single spokes with a red pinstripe, matching the red brake callipers you can see beyond them. Like the flash of a bright lining material on a Milanese bespoke suit, the subtle touch of red simply accentuates the moody black theme.
Inside, all Ribelle models feature a numbered limited-edition plate on the centre console, with Piano Black trim, Sport steering wheel, gearchange paddles and electric steering wheel adjustment. Then you’re faced with a choice, between the normal black leather sports seats with red stitching, or the premium leather option which features sports seats in two-tone black and red.
Choose the first option of the normal seats with contrast red stitching and the total package price adds £5000 to the price of a Ghibli Essence. Opt for the more opulent premium leather with two-tone sorts seats in black and red, and the price goes up a further £500 to £5,500. Either way you’re getting the prestige of a limited edition with multiple additional features for less than it would cost to specify the individual items.
The Ribelle limited edition package is available for the 275hp V6 diesel model, with 0-62mph acceleration in 6.3 seconds, 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of 158 g/km. It comes as standard with seven airbags, the Maserati Stability System and the 8.4" Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit, a state-of-the-art system that features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® mirroring functions.