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Wald announces stealthy Black Bison kit for Maserati Ghibli

September 12, 2014

Wald International, the tuning firm usually responsible for creating stealthy and VIP-style cosmetic enhancements for Toyota and Lexus vehicles, has turned its attention to the new Maserati Ghibli. Introducing the Ghibli Black Bison.

Wald Maserati Ghibli Black Bison

Like other tuning programs by Wald, the Ghibli Black Bison kit is mostly about dressing up the exterior and giving it a dark and sinister character.

There’s a revised front bumper bar with special air intakes, new LED lights, and a fresh centre fascia and spoiler setup. The front spoiler matches a set of discreet yet menacing side skirts that also make the Ghibli seem more connected to the ground.

Around at the back is an impressively muscular rear diffuser system complete with large fins and an integrated quad-outlet exhaust system. A neat lip spoiler on the boot lid finishes it off.

Wald doesn’t usually offer significant power upgrades for the engine, however, the new Ghibli is presented with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine from factory that produces up to 301kW and 550Nm. It’s capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 5.0 seconds.

Maserati also offers a turbo-diesel engine option comprising of a 3.0-litre V6 producing 202kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 6.3 seconds, while its combined fuel consumption rating is just 5.7L/100km.

We assume the Black Bison kit is compatible with either powertrain option.

At this stage Wald is only previewing the package and further tweaking is expected, including for the interior. On first impressions, what do you think? It’s refreshing to see a tuned Maserati for a change.

Wald Maserati Ghibli Black Bison-rear diffuser

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.