1984→1988 Maserati Spyder

1984→1988 Maserati Spyder

1984→1988 Maserati Spyder

The Maserati Spyder was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in November 1984, three years after the Biturbo on which it was based. The wheelbase was shortened by nearly 12 cm (4.5″) to 2,4 meters (94.5″) with styling by Zagato of Milan, where it was also assembled.

The engines were the same 2.0 litre unit for the home market and 2,5 litre for exportation as already found on the Biturbo. Folding roof with Alcantara headlining. Launched with leather interior and golden Maserati watch on the dashboard. Among the 3,793 buyers of all the Spyder versions we find four-time F1 champion Alain Prost and Sir Elton John, as well as Mrs. Ursula Piech whose husband headed Audi at the time.

2.5

The engines were the same 2.0 litre unit for the home market and 2,5 litre for exportation as already found on the Biturbo. Folding roof with Alcantara headlining. Launched with leather interior and golden Maserati watch on the dashboard. Among the 3,793 buyers of all the Spyder versions we find four-time F1 champion Alain Prost and Sir Elton John, as well as Mrs. Ursula Piech whose husband headed Audi at the time.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1984 – 1988
built at Italy
production 3793
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Single Twin-choke Carburettor
displacement 1995 cc / 121.74 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.2 in
stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in
compression 7.8:1
power 134.2 kw / 180 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 90.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 141.62 bhp per tonne
torque 253.5 nm / 187 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels Front Engine
wheel type 5 1/2 Inch Aluminum Alloy
front tires 195/60 VR 14 Michelin
rear tires 195/60 VR 14 Michelin
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
front wheels F 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Semi-Trailing Arms w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1271 kg / 2800 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1444 mm / 56.9 in
rear track 1453 mm / 57.2 in
length 4039 mm / 159.0 in
width 1714 mm / 67.5 in
height 1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmission ZF 5-Speed Manual3-Speed Auto
gear ratios 3.42:1, 1.94:1, 1.00:1, 0.79:1
top speed ~215 kph / 133.6 mph
0 – 100 kph ~6.5 seconds
fuel capacity 80 litres or 21.12 gal.