Safety All-disc antilock brakes, the Maserati Stability Program, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain-type airbags are standard. Although it may not have the cachet of the original the or the Bora, the Coupe was a crucial car for Maserati, helping relaunch the brand as one of the most important luxury, high-performance automakers. The Coupe shows off its heritage with fine hides and impeccable craftsmanship. Touching a button in the center rear armrest moves the front passenger seat forward, supplying additional legroom. By Daniel Vaughan Aug 2012.
The name '4200' was a representation of its 4. The 4244cc engine developed 385 horsepower and offered 332 lb-ft of torque. . The company specialized in preparing cars for road competitions. Most cars were chosen in exclusive Blu Victory paint.
Driving Impressions The combination of 390 horsepower, a lightning-quick F1 shifter, active suspension components and a satisfying V8 rumble prove nothing short of magical. See your dealer for details. It is powered by the same 4,244 cc, dry sump, 90° V8 engine used on the standard Coupé and Spyder. There was no soundproofing, air conditioning, and no leather seating. New bumpers, side skirts, rear lip spoiler and underbody panels lowered the by 0. Normal mode provides a more comfortable ride, whereas Sport mode stiffens up the suspension and provides fast gear shifts of around a quarter of a second.
The higher top speed was possible due to a taller sixth gear ratio and more aerodynamic body cladding. Overall length is 4,303 mm 169 in , width 1,822 mm 72 in , and height 1,305 mm 51 in. The introduction of the Spyder heralded Maserati's return to the North American market after an 11-year hiatus. Special Blu Anniversary paint could be chosen. An information center in the console holds a 5. See your dealer for details. The Coupé's graceful bodywork reflects the same soft aggressiveness in the rear, now characterised by the new design of the bumpers and big side air vents covered by the classic fine mesh grille in black.
There's something special about driving a great Italian car in Italy. The company would eventually become world famous for its international racing…. Seven paint colours were available: solid Giallo Granturismo and Rosso Mondiale, metallic Nero Carbonio, Blu Mediterraneo, Grigio Alfieri and Grigio Touring, and special triple-layer white Bianco Fuji. Stopping power came from vented Brembo disc brakes with four-piston calipers. The two nameplates refer to the four-seater and two-seater models, respectively.
The entire dashboard plus the steering wheel were carried over, but Maserati made notable changes to the instrument cluster and the center stack. Credited for bringing Maserati back into business, the front-engined grand tourer was build between 2001 and 2007 in both Coupe and Spyder guises. A dip in the center of the dash echoes the signature Maserati grille, and the various controls are much easier to use compared with past Masers. But the Coupé also boasts the Maserati Info Centre. It was unveiled at the to celebrate the racing success of the. And why don't other luxo-sedans have steering this communicative? See your dealer for details.
A 2004 Coupé 90th Anniversary edition was announced, but apparently never produced. This adaptive damping system uses coil-over shock absorbers and a set of six that continually monitor the movement of the wheels along with the car's body and transmits this information to a control unit. The suspension revisions and mondo rolling stock improve what was already class-leading handling. It features styling by Giugiaro's ItalDesign studio; a double-wishbone suspension; a Ferrari-designed, normally aspirated V8; and an available electrohydraulic manual transmission named Cambiocorsa. So this is what it's like to be inside a flying saucer.
It may sound gauche to call it a Mazda Miata on steroids, but that was the impression after running hard through our favorite set of twisties. The 996 was the first 911 to feature a new platform since the original car and the first 911 to use a water-cooled engine. The engine shares many of the design features of modern racing engines, including dry sump lubrication, a pump assembly located outside the crankcase, and four valves per cylinder. Other than height, the exterior dimensions and curb weight were unchanged from the Cambiocorsa Coupé and Spyder. There is no clutch pedal, and it allows gearshifts to be made in the blink of an eye via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. Under Ferrari ownership, Maserati developed the which replaced the forged in the era, for the 2002 model year.
See your dealer for details. The suspension system is completed by front and rear anti-roll bars. The top automatically stows beneath a hard cover that sits flush with the body in front of the boot. The performance of this spectacular engine is enhanced by timing gear featuring two overhead, chain-driven camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder driven by hydraulic tappets and inlet camshafts equipped with continuously variable timing. A Low Grip mode is included for driving in poor weather conditions.