Among the many interesting models unveiled at the 2017 New York Auto Show, one that particularly caught everyone’s attention was the all-black Ghibli Nerissimo edition unveiled by Maserati. The name Nerissimo is an Italian expression which means 'extremely black' and will be limited to only 450 units. This special edition model is available in Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli S Q4 versions.
In terms of features, the Nerissimo edition gets 20-inch Urano wheels with a glossy black finish, black door handles, black window trim and black grille features. The black colour element has been extended to leather interiors with red stitching on it as well as the gear-shift paddles. The Nerissimo Edition vehicles also get INOX sport pedals, red brake calipers, dark-mirror interior trim, sport seats and a sport steering wheel. Each Nerissimo vehicle will have a badge located on the center console highlighting the fact that it is one of only 450 vehicles produced in the world. The Ghibli S and S Q4 versions of the Nerissimo will additionally be equipped with Harman Kardon stereo systems, while safety and convenience features like blind spot assist, front and rear parking sensors and a remote start, are offered as standard across all models.
Under the hood, the Ghibli in S Q4 guise at the event is powered by a Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-liter V6 engine that puts out 398 bhp of power and 550 Nm of torque. The powerful engine comes mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission along with All-Wheel Drive as standard. The vehicle claims to achieve a top speed of 283kph while it comfortably does a 0-100kph in 4.7-seconds.
To make things more interesting and appealing for customers with different tastes, Maserati has introduced two new packages - Luxury and Sport, for their 2017 model. Additionally, Maserati’s other new and varied offerings on display at the New York International Auto Show include two S versions of the Modena-based company’s first SUV, the Levante, one of which features the exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior, as well as the Quattroporte S Q4 GranSport and GranTurismo Sport Special Edition.