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Maserati is resurrecting the Ghibli as a 4-door sedan that is meant to rival the Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5-Series. The original Ghibli was a far different beast though. The 1972 Ghibli was a Gran Turismo that competed with the Ferrari Daytona and the Lamborghini Miura. Why would Maserati revive a name plate that had such a rich history just to turn it into a mini-Quattroporte?

Maserati describes the Ghibli as "distinctive, elegant, and luxurious," but many could question the distinctiveness of this new model. Based on the Quattroprte, and not very distinct from its competitors the E-Class and the 5-Series, the Ghibli has traded in its Gran Turismo heritage to become just another luxury sedan. After all, does the new Ghibli live up to the meaning of its name, a "fast and feared African wind that can sweep massive amounts of sand?"

Sure, Maserati wants to compete in the modern auto industry, but did they have to turn the Ghibli name into a sedan?

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The better question and something I'd like to know is that if the Ghibli in the past even made a name for itself.
 

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There have been some awfully (stress awful) famous owners of Ghiblis in the past, such as Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Not sure why a communist leader had an expensive Italian luxury vehicle, but the fact that these two liked the Ghibli must mean that it did have somewhat of a name for itself.
 
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