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2006 Maserati GranSport Spyder

2006 Maserati GranSport Spyder

2006 Maserati GranSport Spyder

The Maserati GranSport Spyder is unveiled for the first time at 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. The great success of the GranSport coupe due to the thrilling drive and excellent performance, spurred Maserati into offering its clients a sportier model. This version maintains the aggression and temperament of the original and combines it with the pleasures to be gained from open air driving. The sporty design of the new GranSport Spyder is emphasized, as in the coupe, from the front bumper. A pronounced spoiler hugs the bottom and the side under-door skirting harmonizes the look of the car. This is completed by the 19” wheels inspired by the race cars that compete in the Trofeo Maserati. The interior is a blend of carbon, leather and BrighTex fabric and lend the cabin the feel of a racing car. Powering this particular model is a V8 that puts out 400 bhp.

The exhaust system gives off a full, deep sound.

The Maserati GranSport Spyder will be on sale from March 2006.

Story by Maserati S.p.A., edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
fuel feed DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Varible Phase Timing
displacement 4244 cc / 259.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 79.8 mm / 3.14 in
compression 11.1:1
power 295 kw / 395.6 bhp @ 7000 rpm
torque 451 nm / 332.6 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7600
body / frame Unit Steel Monocoque w/Front & Rear Steel Subframes
driven wheels RWD w/Limited-Slip Differential
front tires 235/35 ZR19
rear tires 265/30 ZR19
front brakes Brembro Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakes Brembro Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 310 mm / x 12.2 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 20.3 cm / 19 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
f suspension Double Wishbones wVariable Gas Dampers, Coil Springs
r suspension Double Wishbones wVariable Gas Dampers, Coil Springs
wheelbase 2660 mm / 104.7 in
front track 1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track 1538 mm / 60.6 in
length 4523 mm / 178.1 in
width 1822 mm / 71.7 in
transmission Paddle Operated Cambiocorsa 6-Speed Transaxle w/Electro-Hydraulic Operation
gear ratios 3.286:1, 2.158:1, 1.609:1, 1.269:1, 1.034:1, 0.816:1, :1
top speed ~290 kph / 180.2 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.8 seconds