made its official UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend and also took part of the famous hill climb along with the GranCabrio MC and the GranTurismo MC Stradale four seater.
Priced from £48,830, the Ghibli will arrive here in the autumn with three engines choices.
Two Twin Turbo V6 petrol engines with 330bhp (Ghibli) and 410bhp (Ghibli S) are available, as well as a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel delivering 275bhp (Ghibli Diesel). All engines are linked to an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission.
The 330bhp Ghibli has an average fuel economy of 29.4mpg and needs 5.6 seconds to accelerate from 0-62 mph. The Ghibli S with 410bhp and 550Nm of torque does 0-6 2mph in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.
The 275bhp twin-turbo diesel has an average fuel economy of 47mpg and goes from 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds.
In UK the Ghibli will be offered exclusively in rear-wheel drive configurations, while the LHD models will also get the optional Q4 all-wheel drive system.
Compared to the new Quattroporte, the Ghibli has a 20cm shorter wheelbase, while the overall length is down by 29cm.