2004 Maserati Coupé Trofeo Light


2004 Maserati Coupé Trofeo Light

2004 Maserati Coupé Trofeo Light

The Maserati Trofeo Light is produced by the racing department at Modena, in collaboration with Italtecnica and is a development of the car used in the one-make series, which in turn is derived from the road-going Coupe Cambiocorsa. This version is considerably lighter (1150 Kg dry weight,) thanks in part to the use of composite materials for the bodywork, with substantial aerodynamic modifications. It has a front splitter and adjustable rear wing, while the wheel arches have been widened. The suspension has been completely revised with a new structure and tubular steel arms. The performance of the 4244 cc 90 degree V8 engine has been increased and now puts out 430 horsepower at 7000 rpm.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engine90 Degree V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedBosch ME7.3.2 Fuel Injection
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke80 mm / 3.15 in
compression11.1:1
power320.7 kw / 430 bhp @ 7000 rpm
bhp/weight373.91 bhp per tonne
torque460 nm / 339.3 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS
r brake sizemm / in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight1150 kg / 2535 lbs
wheelbase2660 mm / 104.7 in
front track1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track1538 mm / 60.6 in
length4526 mm / 178.2 in
width1822 mm / 71.7 in
height1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios:1
top speed~284.9 kph / 177 mph

Auction Sales History

2005 Maserati Trofeo Light Coupé – did not sell for €127,600 This 2005 example is finished in white with dual blue racing stripes and the stylised Maserati logo on the rear quarters. The Trofeo Light series was only produced in a quantity of 10; chassis number 04 was used by an Italian gentleman driver from 2005-2006 in the FIA GT3 European Championship and the 2005 Italian GT Championship. The car was race-prepped and serviced by Scuderia Giudici, which has the prestigious distinction of being the official racing team of Alfa Romeo using the 155 DTM and ITC models.

After its two seasons of racing, the Maserati was retired to a private car collection and has never been raced since. It is presented in pristine running condition and is accompanied by a great deal of literature, including starting and operation instructions and articles on the Trofeo and Trofeo Light. This car is also listed in the Maserati Registry. Although lightly used, the owner opted to commission a full repaint and additionally had the correct Maserati racing style seat restored. As presented it would make a wonderful addition to any collection of racing cars or could be serviced and put back on the track where the throaty roar of its exhaust side-pipes could be heard once more.

Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM

2005 Maserati 2300 GT Trofeo Light – sold for €170,930 Described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout, this is surely the ultimate trackday car and is certain to be a future collector’s item.

Auction Source: Coy’s 2010 Legende et Passion Auction

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