A Crucial part of a new car’s development as you may know, is weather testing. That’s why car makers dispatch test units all around the world to see how the car performs in different conditions. But sometimes that is not enough. The car also has to be tested in controlled environment.
That is the subject of this video. Here we see the new Maserati Ghibli going under some serious cold weather testing in a highly advanced climate wind tunnel. It is not because Maserati is too lazy to send test cars to cold places. The simulated test provides them with more accurate data.
Maserati Ghibli is the Italian car maker latest model, set to compete in the mid-size luxury segment. It comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 petrol with either 325 hp or 400 hp in the S model, and a 270 hp turbodiesel V6 (Europe only). An 8-speed ZF automatic transmission is standard across the range, and four-wheel-drive is optional.
Despite being a baby Maser, the Ghibli has enough charm and character to be worthy of the Trident badge. The interior is more lavish and sexy than all its rivals in this class, and it drives with a sort of finesse and panache that you won’t find in the equivalent Merc or Audi.