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2002 Maserati Trofeo

2002 Maserati Trofeo
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  • Maserati Trofeo
  • Year:
    2002-
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    6-manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    413@7000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    4500
  • Displacement:
    4244 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    177 mph
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  • body style:

The Trofeo was Maserati’s first race car in a very long time and the vehicle that helped the brand establish its one-make motorsport series.

After many years of struggle under De Tomaso ownership, Maserati was sold to Fiat in 1993, which made substantial investments in order to save the brand. Four years later, Fiat sold a 50-percent share in the company to Ferrari, which took full control of the brand in 1999. Under Ferrari, Maserati launched the Coupe in 2001, a model credited for bringing Maserati back into business. Less than two years after the Coupe hit dealerships Maserati created Trofeo Maserati, a one-make championship for racing versions of its production sports cars. Thus the Coupe-based Maserati Trofeo was born.

Introduced in 2002, just in time for the inaugural Trofeo Maserati season of 2003, the Trofeo received several modifications inside and out that made it suitable for track racing. However, the vehicle maintained the main characteristics of the road-going Coupe, including the body and even the stock engine.

The Trofeo was raced in the series until 2010, when Maserati released the GranTurismo MC, also based on a production car. The Coupe also spawned a Trofeo Light version, which was developed for use in the international racing series, including the Rolex Sports Car Series and FIA GT3 European Championship, but that’s another story for another time. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at the standard Trofeo race car.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2003 Maserati Trofeo.

 

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