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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1988 – 1992
built atItaly
engine90° V6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignitionElectronic Ignition
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement1996 cc / 121.8 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke63 mm / 2.48 in
compression7.6:1
power182.7 kw / 245.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output122.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight197.58 bhp per tonne
torque296.92 nm / 219.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front tires205/50R15
rear tires205/50R15
front brakesVentilated Discs
rear brakesVentilated Discs
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
r suspensionSemi-Trailing Arms w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1240 kg / 2734 lbs
wheelbase2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track1454 mm / 57.2 in
length4190 mm / 165.0 in
width1714 mm / 67.5 in
height1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmissionGetrag 5-Speed Manual
final drive3.77:1
top speed~230 kph / 142.9 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.8 seconds