This is a first for an executive sedan like the Ghibli. Does this Ferrari V8 twin-turbo engine manage to deliver attractive proportions to the Ghibli? Take a look at the following review of the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo.
What is the exterior appearance of the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo?
The 2021 Ghibli Trofeo is one of Ghibli’s third-generation facelift line-ups (M157). The 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo appearance is very identical to other Ghibli facelift line-ups, such as the hybrid model. However, some differences characterize the Ghibli Trofeo as a sporty variant of this Maserati executive sedan.
On the front, we won’t find any differences between the Ghibli Trofeo and the Ghibli Hybrid at first glance. The Ghibli Trofeo’s front view is slightly downward, creating a 3D visual effect.
The headlight model remains the same as the main light. This lamp model adopts Adaptive Full-LED Matrix technology and a three-blade signaling light model. The grille design hasn’t changed either, but the top trim is a piano black finish like the Ghibli GranSport.
Maserati made two air holes to allow air to enter the engine. The goal is to help the cooling system maintain the Ghibli Trofeo V8 engine’s optimum temperature. Besides, the front bumper lips also look sportier with carbon details.
Moving aside, the difference between the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo compared to other models is simply a play on accents. The accent on the side vents is finished in red for this unique variant—similarly, the Trident emblem’s lightning bolt symbol on the C-Pillar.
The 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo uses a larger tire size. The Ghibli Trofeo comes with 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels inspired by the so-called Orione. It is an inch larger than the Ghibli Hybrid.
The front and sides tend to have minimal changes. While the rear has a rather subtle difference. Not much, but the visible difference is easy to spot.
Like the Ghibli Hybrid, the Trofeo variant comes with a 3D taillight with a boomerang pattern. The taillights are a combination of three colors, black trim, red in the middle, and clear underneath.
The difference is seen at the bottom; the Ghibli Trofeo diffuser design looks more aggressive with a line accent in the middle. The four-hole exhaust on this variant is colored black for an aggressive impression.
A closer look inside the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo interior
The interior of the Maserati Ghibli Trofeo also maintains its original seven-year design. However, the design is still elegant and luxurious. The 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo maintains a driver-oriented design that looks minimal and stylish. The AC Climate controller still uses buttons, but this is a good thing because it offers a more comfortable operation.
The entertainment screen size is also larger, from 8.4 inches to 10.1 inches. A frameless display that has an expensive effect compared to before with a large bezel gives it an inexpensive effect.
The touch of hand-stitched leather “Pieno Fiero” with red accents is on the dash and door panels. This increases the premium taste of Maserati.
The design of the center console hasn’t changed much either. The new gear shift lever model, featuring two stacked rotary knobs with an aluminum finish. In addition to that, there is a driving mode button, which we will explain later.
As for practicality, the Ghibli 2021 design is good. There are multiple cup holders, a 12V power outlet, and cell phone storage compartments with SD, USB, or AUX-in card reader sockets for wireless charging.
Although it has a design that looks more like the Coupé, it turns out that the 2021 Ghibli has a fairly large cabin space. The 2021 Ghibli cabin can adequately accommodate five adults. The front seats use sports seats with a 12-way power footrest and anti-whiplash. In the seat detail, the Trofeo insignia is 3D engraved with red stitch accents.
Although this car has a Grand Tourer-style silhouette, the rear head and legroom are well suited for three adults. There is also a central headrest and a three-point seat belt for the three rear passengers.
What features does the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo offer?
For the 2021 model year, the Maserati Ghibli Trofeo comes with a new generation MIA (Maserati Intelligent Assistant) infotainment system based on the Android operating system.
Even so, the Maserati Ghibli 2021 infotainment system already supports Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Of course, Android Auto can be started via the Maserati Connect app. Additionally, there are personal assistant features like Amazon Alexa and Google Assist.
In addition, this head unit also has an integrated navigation system. As a result, the search for traffic information can be done in real-time, and the maps are always up to date.
The entire 2021 Maserati Ghibli line-up includes a 280W audio system with 8-speaker Harman Kardon alerts as standard. If that’s not enough, there is an upgrade in the form of a 900W premium audio system under the same brand.
Or, if you want to go more extreme, here is a Bower & Wilkins mixing system with 15 speakers, a 1,280W amplifier, and QuantumLogic audio. This undoubtedly provides a premium music listening experience in this executive sedan.
Like the Levante Trofeo, Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo have Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) functions. The concept is the same as that of driving mode, in which the driver can adjust the car’s performance as needed.
One of the modes worth trying here is Corsa. This mode gives the car more aura thanks to aggressive engine, suspension, and steering settings. Besides, there is also Launch Control that helps the vehicle achieve maximum off-the-line acceleration.
How good is the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo performance?
As explained in the title, the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo is an executive sedan with Ferrari DNA. The engine used is no joke, the same 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 as the Ferrari 488.
The F154 AQ coded engine can generate 580 HP with a maximum torque of 730 NM. How’s the performance? This car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 326 km/hour. This car is the fastest Maserati sedan ever made in terms of specs.