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).
Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa Image Gallery
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||2001 – 2002|
|engine||Twin Turbo V8|
|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||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|
|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|
|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.|
Story by Maserati S.p.A.