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.
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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Richard Hammond takes to the road in a Maserati 3200 GT and gives us his opinion on this luxurious Italian supercar.
Maserati 3200 GT In Detail
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1998 – 2001|
|price $||$ 87,800|
|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|
|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|
|front tires||235/40 ZR 18|
|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|
|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.|