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1988→1992 Maserati 2.24v

1988→1992 Maserati 2.24v

Maserati 2.24v

The 2.24v was the logical development of the V6 engine incorporating twin overhead camshafts and 4-valve heads.

A long toothed belt drove the exhaust cams, with short secondary chains driving the inlet cams. The engine, known internally as the V6-4AC-24, was launched at the Turin Motor Show in April 1988, while the car followed in December at Maserati’s press meeting traditionally organised by Alejandro De Tomaso in Modena.

Compared to the standard Biturbos, the 2.24v featured restyled front and rear aprons, extended sills, a large tail spoiler and a two-tone paint scheme, along the lines of the Biturbo S.

The car later came with an optional active damping system by Koni, and was subject to a restyling in 1991 with a new nose and headlights recalling the Shamal

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1988 – 1992
built at Italy
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1996 cc / 121.8 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in
compression 7.6:1
power 182.7 kw / 245.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 122.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 197.58 bhp per tonne
torque 296.92 nm / 219.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/50R15
rear tires 205/50R15
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
r suspension Semi-Trailing Arms w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1240 kg / 2734 lbs
wheelbase 2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track 1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track 1454 mm / 57.2 in
length 4190 mm / 165.0 in
width 1714 mm / 67.5 in
height 1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmission Getrag 5-Speed Manual
final drive 3.77:1
top speed ~230 kph / 142.9 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.8 seconds