Maserati’s trident takes over Florida’s East Coast with the Ghibli

Usually when you picture a trident it is while being under the sea (pun definitely intended); however, I took this device and brought it to land with the Maserati Ghibli.

Last month, I had the opportunity to drive the sleek, chic and incredibly sporty car during a trip home to the Daytona Beach-area. I figured, what better place to drive this speed-enthused vehicle than the birthplace of racing?

Trust me, it was a great idea.


The infotainment systems were easily navigable through Apple CarPlay, as well as Bluetooth which made it a seamless connectivity from start to finish. The touchscreen definitely assisted in safety features so the driver will not be tempted to look at their phone during driving times.

From there, the seats had options for both heating, which I certainly did not use in the middle of Summer in Florida, as well as air-conditioned seats – I used this option pretty regularly and it was fantastic. The seats were also very spacious and accommodating for drivers and passengers of various sizes. They encapsulated you in the breathable woven fabrics and leave you feeling comfortable, no matter the distance driven.

The Ghibli also has various driving dynamics: Regular, Sport, Terrain (ice, snow, sand, etc.). Since I was in NASCAR country, I had to try out the Sport mode.

WOW. Enough said.


Seriously though, this was an incredible feature that I greatly enjoyed. The fact that I could get from 0-60 mph in less than two-seconds was incredible. The engine roared as I changed modes and it sounded like thunder roaring from beneath me.

Poseidon did not have a thing on me with this trident adorned speedster.

I felt like one of the racers and definitely had the thought that I need to take this out on Daytona International Speedway. Perhaps next time.

Not only was the performance of the car impressive, the feel of driving in it was also incredible. Heads turn as you are driving by and smiles are brought upon your face, since you know that you are driving such a beautiful machine.

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 starts at $82,480 with other options available, including the Ghibli and the Ghibli S.

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Source: USA TODAY Action Sports