Carmudi Monthly 015 - Page 24

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Ghibli, its an Arabic word that means "hot air blowing in from the Sahara desert", a desert wind, that now blows through the streets of Colombo. Maserati has been around in Sri Lanka for a while, but little is heard of it as very few call our little island home. Unlike its European cousins, Mercedes, BMW or Porsche, its rare to spot a Maserati on the roads, so I was delighted when our friends at B.R.J.W. Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, let me get behind the wheel of this most refined beast. If you had to draw comparisons, this sleek sedan competes in the same segment as the BMW M3 and the Mercedes C63 AMG models, with focus on power and performance over fuel efficiency. That isn't to say that this isn't a comfortable car, or a practical one, it most definitely is, on both accounts. Well, kind of, it is priced at Rs. 44 million, so practical in this sense would be more for functionality than affordability.

This is my first time driving a Maserati, so I tried my best not to let my giddiness affect the review, and tried to be as impartial as possible. However, with an engine note that sends chills down your spine and a smile across your face,