Maserati Indy 4.7

Maserati Indy

1969 to 1975

Both the 4.2 and 4.7 models were later identified as “Indy America” in the company’s sales brochures, although this did not exclusively identify US-bound models. Fitted with the 4.7 litre engine, the Indy produced 290 hp, propelling it to speeds in excess of 160 mph. This model accounted for the majority of Indy sales, which totalled 1,104 units over seven years.

Standard equipment including a two-way adjustable steering column, anti-theft steering lock, leather upholstery, tinted electric windows, reclining seats, fog lamps, heated rear windscreen, head rests and a dashboard-mounted clock in front of the passenger. However, power steering was an optional extra, as were the automatic gearbox and the radio.


ModelIndy 4.7
Maserati internal codeTipo AM116/47
Production start1970
Number Produced364
Ignitionsingle-plug, coil and transistors (Bosch electronic ignition from 1970)
Lubricationsingle oil pump
Transmission5-speed + reverse synchronised ZF (3-speed automatic Borg-Warner to order), rear wheel drive, single plate dry clutch
Gear ratiosI=2.99; II=1.90; III=1.32; IV=1; V=0.89; R=2.50
Chassisself-supporting integral body/chassis construction
Front suspensiondouble wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionleaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakesventilated discs, servo-assisted, hydraulic, independent dual circuit
Steeringworm and sector (power assistance to order)
Cooling systemwater-cooled, centrifugal pump
Length186.61 inches (4,740 mm)
Width69.29 inches (1,760 mm)
Height48.21 inches (1,220 mm)
Wheelbase102.36 inches (2,600 mm)
Front track58.26 inches (1,480 mm)
Rear track56.46 inches (1,434 mm)
Dry weight3,642 lbs (1,580 kg)
Kerb weight3,704 lbs (1,680 kg)
Tyresfront/rear 205 VR 14
Wheelslight alloy, 7.50x14 inch
Top speed162 mph (260 kph)
Bodyworktwo-door coupé seating four
Fuel tanktwo tanks, total 21 Imperial gallons / 26.5 US gallons (100 litres)
Years of activity1969-1975
Engine90° V8
Bore and stroke93.9x85 mm
Total displacement4,719 cc
Displacements (unitary)589.9 cc
Compression ratio8.05.01
Maximum power290 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque43 Kgm (312 lbs/ft) at 3,800 rpm
Timing geartwo valves per cylinder, twin overhead chain-driven camshafts per cylinder bank
Fuel feednaturally aspirated, four Weber 42 DCNF carburettors
Fuel & lubricantN.O 98/100 RM