1985 Maserati 420 S


1985 Maserati 420 S

Introduced contemporaneously with the Maserati 420, the Maserati guys also release a sportier 420 S saw its power output raised by 25 HP to reach an already impressive 210 HP. This increase was due in great part to the use of a twin air-to-air intercooler, the presence of which was given away by two NACA ducts on the bonnet.

In practice, the model was very similar to the Biturbo S, only with four doors and the implied longer wheelbase. Hence the body followed the same treatment with a two-tone paint scheme (silver or red over grey lower-body) and blacked-out chrome trim. The interior was trimmed by hand in red leather, deployed on the central part of the seats, centre console, dashboard and armrests.

254 cars were built before the model was upgraded with the Weber electronic injection system, thus becoming the 420 Si.

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1985 Maserati 420 S In Detail

tags Maserati Biturbo
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed single twin-choke carburettor
displacement 1995 cc / 121.8 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in
compression 7.8:1
power 156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 105.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 174.56 bhp per tonne
torque 253.5 nm / 187 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/60 VR 14
rear tires 205/60 VR 14
front brakes Discs
front wheels F 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 6.5 cm / 14 x 2.6 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1203 kg / 2650 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1442 mm / 56.8 in
rear track 11453 mm / 450.9 in
length 4400 mm / 173.2 in
width 1730 mm / 68.1 in
height 1360 mm / 53.5 in
transmission Getrag 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~220 kph / 136.7 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.4 seconds
fuel capacity 82 litres or 21.65 gal.