Teaser image of veiled Ghibli surfaces as Maserati prepares for the Shanghai Auto Show.
Later this month, Maserati is expected to unveil its new Ghibli at the Shanghai Auto Show. But while we wait for that to happen, a solitary teaser shot of a veiled car has found its way onto the internet. What we can see from the image is that the Ghibli will be characterized by a long hood (like the GranTurimso but longer than the Quattroporte's) and a fastback roof similar to the original Ghibli, which was a two-door coupe while the new model is expected to take a four-door coupe form.
The nose also appears to protrude dramatically, with strong front fenders and high-mounted side mirrors. That's about all we can tell from the image, but the Ghibli is expected to use the same twin-turbo V6 and V8 engines as the Quattroporte on which it's based – as well as its eight-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive – but in an even sportier form. We'll have to wait to find out more as the show is scheduled to open on April 19, so watch this space.