Maserati - Maserati Ghibli
The Maserati Ghibli was a front engined GT car proptotyped in 1966 and available from 1967. Really a 2 seater, with a padded seat base (with no back to it) went behind the front seats to give the air of a 2+2 ! The engine was Maseratis V8 quad cam of 4.7 litres coupled to a 5 speed gearbox. The bodywork (which was built in steel) was designed by Guigaro, with a open Spyder version being available from 1969. In the same 1969 the Maserati Ghibli SS was built, which had the stroked 4.9 litre version of the engine, propelling it to over 170mph. The Ghibli stayed in production until 1973 to be replaced by the Khamsin.
Maserati Ghibli tyre size to start with was 205VR15 but later the 215/70VR15 was also used - the same size as used on the next model along, the Khamsin.