Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa

2001→2002 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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years2001 – 2002
built atItaly
engineTwin Turbo V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignitionElectronic Ignition
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMagneti Marelli IAW 4CM Fuel Injection
displacement3217 cc / 196.3 in³
bore80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke80 mm / 3.15 in
power275.9 kw / 370 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output115.01 bhp per litre
bhp/weight228.4 bhp per tonne
torque491 nm / 362.1 ft lbs @ 7500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBBS 18 inch alloys
front tires245/40 ZR 18
rear tires285/35 ZR 18
front brakesVentilated Discs w/ABS, 4-Piston Calipers
f brake size32 x 330 mm / 1.3 x 13.0 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/ABS, 4-Piston Calipers
r brake size32 x 330 mm / 1.3 x 13.0 in
steeringSpeed Sensitive Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Bilstein Telescopic Shock Absorbers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Bilstein Telescopic Shock Absorbers
curb weight1620 kg / 3572 lbs
front track1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track1538 mm / 60.6 in
length4510 mm / 177.6 in
width1822 mm / 71.7 in
height1290 mm / 50.8 in
transmission4-Speed Automatic
tran clutchSingle Dry Plate
gear ratios2.39:1, 1.45:1, 1.00:1, 0.68:1
top speed~270.31 kph / 168 mph
0 – 100 kph~5.7 seconds
fuel capacity90 litres or 23.76 gal.

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