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Video: 2014 Maserati Ghibli sounds deliciously exotic, new 3.0TT

A video has just hit the web showcasing an early production model of the 2014 Maserati Ghibli sports sedan. And as you can hear, it sounds like a snarling tiger being pleasured erotically. It’s magnificent.

2014 Maserati Ghibli sound

This is the first time one of the all-new Ghiblis has been caught on film, in the wild. The car was only just unveiled at the 2013 Auto Shanghai Show earlier this year.

It might sound like a V8, but what you’re hearing is the noise of a newly developed 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6. It produces 301kW of power and 550Nm of torque, which is enough to send the striking sedan from 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds (rear-wheel drive variant – all-wheel drive 4.8 seconds).

It’s believed this example was undergoing an official photo shoot in the Netherlands when the photographer decided to capture it. Fortunately, the driver gives it a bit of a rev to show us what the glorious engine sounds like.

The new sedan will be available with a less powerful V6 engine package as well, producing 243kW, as well as a turbo-diesel with 202kW.

In Australia, the sedan will hit the market early in 2014. Prices and local specifications are yet to be announced. Click play below for a taste.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.