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Maserati Coupe
  • Maserati Coupe
  • Year:
    2002- 2007
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    6 Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    390 @ 7000
  • MPG(Cty):
    13
  • MPG(Hwy):
    18
  • Torque @ RPM:
    333 @ 4500
  • Energy:
    Gas Engine / Electronic Fuel Injected
  • Displacement:
    4244 cc
  • 0-60 time:
    4.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    177 mph
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The grand tourer that brought Maserati back into business

Although it has created exciting sports cars for the road ever since it gave up racing in the 1950s, Maserati struggled to survive on many occassions. The 1973 oil crisis nearly killed Citroen, which had purchased Maserati in 1968, while the early 1990s saw the Chubasco mid-engined sports car cancelled due to financial issues and the introduction of front-engined, six-cylinder cars, a rather awkward layout for the brand. Things did go well under Fiat ownership either, but it finally took a turn for the better in 1997, when the majority stake was sold to Ferrari, Maserati’s long-time arch-rival. Under Ferrari ownership, Maserati developed the Coupe, which replaced the 3200 GT, forged in the De Tomaso era, for the 2002 model year.

Credited for bringing Maserati back into business, the front-engined grand tourer was build between 2001 and 2007 in both Coupe and Spyder guises. It also spawned a more aerodynamic and powerful model called the GranSport, as well as a Trofeo race car. The latter used many stock parts and marked the beginning of the Trofeo Maserati, a one-make series that’s been running continuously since 2003. The Coupe was replaced in 2007 by the GranTurismo, a grand tourer that’s still being produced at the company’s factory in Modena.

Although it may not have the cachet of the original Ghibli, the Quattroporte, or the Bora, the Coupe was a crucial car for Maserati, helping relaunch the brand as one of the most important luxury, high-performance automakers. And that’s exactly why we decided to have a closer look at this mid-2000s grand tourer.

Continue reading to learn more about the Maserati Coupe.

 

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2002 - 2007 Maserati Coupe

2002 - 2007 Maserati Coupe

The grand tourer that brought Maserati back into business

Although it has created exciting sports cars for the road ever since it gave up racing in the 1950s, Maserati struggled to survive on many occassions. The 1973 oil crisis nearly killed Citroen, which had purchased Maserati in 1968, while the early 1990s saw the Chubasco mid-engined sports car cancelled due to financial issues and the introduction of front-engined, six-cylinder cars, a rather awkward layout for the brand. Things did go well under Fiat ownership either, but it finally took a turn for the better in 1997, when the majority stake was sold to Ferrari, Maserati’s long-time arch-rival. Under Ferrari ownership, Maserati developed the Coupe, which replaced the 3200 GT, forged in the De Tomaso era, for the 2002 model year.

Credited for bringing Maserati back into business, the front-engined grand tourer was build between 2001 and 2007 in both Coupe and Spyder guises. It also spawned a more aerodynamic and powerful model called the GranSport, as well as a Trofeo race car. The latter used many stock parts and marked the beginning of the Trofeo Maserati, a one-make series that’s been running continuously since 2003. The Coupe was replaced in 2007 by the GranTurismo, a grand tourer that’s still being produced at the company’s factory in Modena.

Although it may not have the cachet of the original Ghibli, the Quattroporte, or the Bora, the Coupe was a crucial car for Maserati, helping relaunch the brand as one of the most important luxury, high-performance automakers. And that’s exactly why we decided to have a closer look at this mid-2000s grand tourer.

Continue reading to learn more about the Maserati Coupe.

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2007 Maserati 4200 Evo "Dynamic Trident" by G&S Exclusive

2007 Maserati 4200 Evo "Dynamic Trident" by G&S Exclusive

In 2001, Maserati replaced the 3200 GT with the 4200 GT/Coupe, which it then produced for six years. It’s been 11 years since the last Coupe rolled off the production line, and now is when German tuner, G&S Exclusive, has decided to grace us with a tuning package for it. Better late than never, we guess.

Surprisingly, G&S Exclusive decided to make the old 4200 GT model look like an even older model, or more specifically, the 3200 GT. The changes needed for the transformation included new rear lights, a new boot lid, a new rear fender with a powerful diffuser, and new side skirts that suitably connect the front and rear spoilers.

On right and left sides of the rear spoiler, the tuner put in polished 85 millimeter double-ended exhaust pipes from the Capristo exhaust system (EDS & MSD) with valve control back pressure control and remote control functionality. The car sits on a new set of 20" light alloy wheels combined with a KW Variant 3 sports suspension system with compression and rebound adjustment functionality.

The revised Maserati 4200 GT/Coupe was then painted in a "Lamborghini Gallardo Orange" 3-coat glaze paint with matte black parts serving as bold statements to the bright color scheme. For the interior, the tuner is offering a very cool black paint finish with different carbon fiber elements.

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Maserati Coupe to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Maserati Coupe to debut at Geneva Motor Show

At Geneva Motor Show, Maserati will unveil the new GT that will go on sale in early 2008 at an estimated price of $110.000. The initial model will be a classic coupe but featuring the same rear seats from the 612 Scaglietti. Later, in 2009, a Spyder version it is also expected that will be a coupe-cabriolet with folding hardtop and only two seats.
The GT’s engine is based on the Ferrari’s 4.2-liter V-8, the same used in Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The engine range will include a 4.3 liter (...)

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2008 Maserati GT

2008 Maserati GT

At the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Maserati will unveil a replacement for the current Maserati Coupe/Spider. The GT will go on sale in early 2008 at an estimated price of $110.000. Maserati is considering the new GT a competitor for the Porsche’s latest 911 models and Mercedes SL.

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Two models from maserati

Two models from maserati

Maserati is ready to reveal his new coupe.
There will be a 4-seater Coupé and a 2-seater Spyder, using the shortened floorpan of the Quattroporte.
The body design will be similar to that of the Quattroporte, and the introduction of the new model is scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, but it might be show in close period of time.

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2005 Maserati Coupe

2005 Maserati Coupe

For 2005 the high-performance, 4-seat Coupe joins the Maserati lineup alongside the 2-seat Spyder, which marked the Italian automaker’s return to the U.S. for the 2002 model year. Fiat took over ownership of Maserati in 1993, and in 1997 Fiat handed over total ownership and management of Maserati to Ferrari. The Maserati factory received a complete renovation, and in 1998 the company introduced the 3200 GT on which the Coupe is based.

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