2001→2002 Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa

Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa

2001→2002 Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa‘ means race set-up in Italian and it is in this area that the main changes have been made for this iconic Maserati. The ‘handling package’ includes a lowered suspension set-up – some 15mm lower than the standard car with stiffer springs, a larger diameter anti-roll bar and a variable electronic suspension system which allows the driver to adjust to any of 14 individual settings.

The main feature of the Assetto Corsa package was the adoption of an intelligent electronic damping system allowing automatic adjustment of each individual gas damper depending on the level of vertical and lateral acceleration.

Processing data from a set of sensors, the suspension automatically adjusted up to 14 different settings. Traction control could be turned off.

The Assetto Corsa also adopted a larger front anti-roll bar, stiffer springs, a 15 mm lower ride height, Pirelli P-Zero Corsa soft compound tyres, racing brake pads, specific ventilation ducts, a new steering servo with faster response, ergonomic sport pedals, perforated Connolly leather interior, dark grey painted 15-spoke alloy wheels, an ‘Assetto Corsa’ script on the sill kick panels and red brake callipers.

The Assetto Corsa was developed from the 3200 GT Automatica. The special edition was limited to 250 units and was available in three colours (Grigio Touring, Grigio Alfieri and Rosso Mondiale).

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 2001 – 2002
built at Italy
production 250
engine Twin Turbo V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
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 275.9 kw / 370 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 115.01 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 228.4 bhp per tonne
torque 491 nm / 362.1 ft lbs @ 7500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type BBS 18 inch alloys
front tires 245/40 ZR 18
rear tires 285/35 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 32 x 330 mm / 1.3 x 13.0 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 1620 kg / 3572 lbs
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 1290 mm / 50.8 in
transmission 4-Speed Automatic
tran clutch Single Dry Plate
gear ratios 2.39:1, 1.45:1, 1.00:1, 0.68:1
top speed ~270.31 kph / 168 mph
0 – 100 kph ~5.7 seconds
fuel capacity 90 litres or 23.76 gal.

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