1998→2001 Maserati 3200 GT

Maserati 3200 GT

1998→2001 Maserati 3200 GT

The elegant Maserati four seater coupé was styled by Italdesign, whose founder, Giorgetto Giugiaro, had already penned the classic Ghibli, Bora, Merak, Quattroporte III and several one-off Maseratis. The car made its public debut at the October 1998 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris.

The 3200 GT’s 104.8 inch wheelbase was just a centimetre longer than that of the Quattroporte IV, which explains its class-leading cabin space.

The 3200 GT shared the saloon’s twin-turbo 3.2 litre V8, revised and tuned to produce 370 hp (271 kW) at 6,250 rpm and mated to a six-speed gearbox. Mixed flow turbines allowed response times that were 20% quicker compared to conventional turbo set-ups. To guarantee the highest manufacturing standards, the assembly line at the historic Modena factory was completely modernised.

Maserati 3200GT

Performance was on par with expectations, highlighted by a 280 km/h top speed (174 mph) and a 0 to 100 kph time of just over 5.1 sec. The sleek body returned a 0.34 Cd. Besides its pace, the 3200 GT’s opulent interior added to its appeal, and the introduction of the extensive Officine Alfieri Maserati personalisation program meant that every car could be made to order, above and beyond the 14 standard colours available.

In June 1999, Group President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo could already celebrate the 1000th 3200 GT to roll off the production line. The following year a coast-to-coast promotional trip was organised in Canada with two 3200 GTs, each covering 10,000 miles.

There was also a limited edition, run-out version of the GTA with a special handling package. It was called the 3200 GT Assetto Corsa. Limited to 250 units, it was available in three colours: Grigio Touring, Grigio Alfieri and Rosso Mondiale.

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Maserati 3200 GT In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1998 – 2001
built at Italy
production 4795
price $ $ 87,800
engine 90° V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Magneti Marelli IAW 4CM Fuel Injection
displacement 3217 cc / 196.3 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke 80 mm / 3.15 in
compression 8.0:1
power 271 kw / 363.4 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 112.96 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 228.99 bhp per tonne
torque 491.0 nm / 362.1 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 235/40 ZR 18
rear tires 265/35ZR18
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/ABS, 4-Piston Calipers
f brake size 32 x 330 mm / 1.3 x 13.0 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/ABS, 4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 28 x 310 mm / 1.1 x 12.2 in
steering Speed Sensitive Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Bilstein Telescopic Shock Absorbers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Bilstein Telescopic Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1587 kg / 3499 lbs
wheelbase 2660 mm / 104.7 in
front track 1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track 1538 mm / 60.6 in
length 4510 mm / 177.6 in
width 1822 mm / 71.7 in
height 1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 4.227:1, 2.506:1, 1.669:1, 1.226:1, 0.828:1
top speed ~280.0 kph / 174.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds
fuel capacity 90 litres or 23.76 gal.