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Thread: A 2500mile, pan-European road test in my Ghibli S

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    I kid you not.. The girl in a Subway restaurant in rural America, upon hearing I was from Englandshire, asked if I knew a friend of hers who lived in Belgium!
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    Would love to do a Maserati Euro trip one day!
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    Nice write up. I have driven down to the family place in central / southern Italy loads of times in my Fiat and Alfas. Havent yet managed a trip in the Maser due to circumstances... so hopefully next year will be able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ofenomeno99 View Post
    Would love to do a Maserati Euro trip one day!
    Do it. I've done one per year since I bought mine. I don't have a big Europe trip planned next year, but am trying to find a way to squeeze a short one in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlake27 View Post
    Great picture! Are you aware that your letter 'S' badge is missing from the boot lid. I always thought the Ghibli S had that badge on the back, like the cars in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith View Post
    Great picture! Are you aware that your letter 'S' badge is missing from the boot lid. I always thought the Ghibli S had that badge on the back, like the cars in the U.S.
    Nope. There is nothing on the S before the MY2017 models. Prior to that I know that the USA cars had SQ4 on the 4WD ones, not sure about elsewhere, but that might no have been from the start. There is an S now I think, but it may be optional.

    Its a lovely colour blue. I like those wheels as well, they look like mine
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    I agree with you on the colour!!
    It's great for me with the lowly Diesel that Maserati chose not to differentiate between the models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith View Post
    I agree with you on the colour!!
    It's great for me with the lowly Diesel that Maserati chose not to differentiate between the models.
    I think that's why they did it. So that you cheap devils fuel guys can pretend you've not got a tractor engine in there

    I'm still waiting for the V8TT, then I would want a badge, or two
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    Your exactly right!! The very first thing that the salesman at Marenello showed me that it looks the same as the petrol, and then when he demonstrated the artificial sound from the exhaust in Sport mode I was sold!!
    In fact in over two years no passers by who have commented on my car have ever thought it ran on the devils fuel. Even when I have revved the engine, one young guy wanted to video the sound (obviously I had it in Sport) thinking it was a V8 petrol!!
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