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First off: great forum here folks. Been lurking for a few weeks as I consider a Ghibli to replace my BMW 550xi. Learning a lot from all the posts and friendly exchange.

My question: looked at an SQ4 today at a dealer in the Boston area and the color was designated on the window sticker as "Silk Black". It is a metallic black and carries an $890 option price. Is this the same color as Nero Ribelle? Unfortunately, I didn't see another car designated as Nero Ribelle so it was impossible to compare side by side. The salesperson stated that they are different colors.

I suspect it may be the same color but was wondering if someone here could clarify.

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First, welcome!

Nero Ribelle is "Silk Black" -- good color choice by the name alone.

Nero Ribelle translated into English literally means "Black Rebel"

Other meanings of "Ribelle" are untamable, mutinous, insurgent, wayward

I like them all for the Ghibli!

(Maybe that explains why those who lean towards the Ghibli are, I suspect, a rather untamable, rebellious bunch-- that is to say, they are independent by nature and would rather choose their own path. Leave it to Maserati to come up with these descriptive names -- even more reason to drive a Maser.)
 

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Another Boston-area member...welcome and good luck in your search! Let us know if you need any additional help - there are several Ghibli owners in the area.
 

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(Maybe that explains why those who lean towards the Ghibli are, I suspect, a rather untamable, rebellious bunch-- that is to say, they are independent by nature and would rather choose their own path. Leave it to the Italians to come up with these descriptive names.)

ha. that explains a lot.


A co-worker came up to me the other day and asked why I don't go on cruises. I said because my wife and I like to blaze our own trail when visiting other countries...we'd rather get lost and end up who knows where than be shuttled from shop to shop with dozens of other tourists. He thought for a minute and said he could see that in me.


It probably also explains my car choice. :)
 

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Thanks all for the clarification on the color. Would love to hear from any of you that have this color how it looks under different light. I saw it sitting outside on a rainy day and even in that flat light, I thought it had a very nice presence to it. I picked up on a trace of blue undertones in the metallic flake. Does this become more visible in sunlight?

Interestingly, I had been pretty set on a lighter color (Bianco Alpi or Grigio Metallo) because I felt the lighter colors tend to highlight the lines/curves a bit more than darker colors. However, there was just something that really grabbed me about this Silk Black/Nero Ribelle. I also noticed how much more the chrome grill and window surrounds stand out as a design feature on a darker vs lighter car. Ultimately, they all look great in different ways!

essfive: thanks for the offer of additional help. I may well take you up on it. If you don't mind my asking, which dealer did you buy from? PM me if you prefer not to post publicly.

Thanks again all.
 

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I too really liked the Nero Ribelle, but thought as you mentioned it hide some of the lines and facia elements. The lighter colors don't seem to have the depth of darker colors (IMO).

I took the Grigio Maretta because IMO it had the best of both worlds and I liked the very high amount of metallescent in the paint. Depending on lighting type it has brown tones to pure gray metal flake. It also cleans up real well and hides the dreaded swirls better than black.

I also have a black Escalade, (no metal flake), which seems to have more depth of shine, but shows every spec of dirt. I think the Nero Ribelle is not that bad due to added metal flake.

In the end it is your personal preference ... all of the colors look good on this car.
 

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Glad to see another Boston area guy...welcome AJ! And best of luck with the search/purchase.

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Sam
 

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I also have a black Escalade, (no metal flake), which seems to have more depth of shine, but shows every spec of dirt.
I curse our black Escalade everytime I try to wash it:mad:
Would never buy a black car again.
 

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essfive: thanks for the offer of additional help. I may well take you up on it. If you don't mind my asking, which dealer did you buy from? PM me if you prefer not to post publicly.
I don't mind sharing, as I had a great experience with Kelly Maserati in Danvers. Megan (my product specialist) and Danny (the sales manager) both took very good care of me and really went above and beyond to make the deal happen.

(Just ask and I'll PM you if you want/need more details, as well as the poor experience I had with another area dealer.)
 
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