Maserati Mistral Spyder 4.0


1966 to 1970

Wire wheels came as standard, but from 1967 light alloy wheels similar to those on the Ghibli became available.

Maximum speed was around 250 kph (156 mph). Italian actors Alberto Sordi and Ugo Tognazzi figured amongst Mistral Spyder owners. Overall, 125 Mistral Spyders were assembled between 1964 and 1970, 20 of them were right hand drive models. In 1968 the Mistral Spyder became the most modern car ever to win the Best in Show award at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance.

Technical specifications

ModelMistral Spyder 4.0
Maserati internal codeTipo AM109.SA1
Production start1966
Number Produced37
Ignitiontwin-plug, coil ignition
Lubricationforced with delivery pump
Transmission5-speed + reverse synchronised, single dry plate clutch with flexible coupling and hydraulic drive
Reduction1:3.54 (3.77 on request, 3.31 with automatic gearbox)
Gear ratiosI=3.0; II=1.705; III=1.24; IV=1; V=0.85; R=3.17
Chassistubular steel or aluminium ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspensiondouble wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspensioncantilever leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakesdiscs, servo-assisted, hydraulic, independent dual circuit
Steeringworm and sector
Cooling systemwater-cooled, centrifugal pump
Length177.16 inches (4,500 mm)
Width65.75 inches (1,675 mm)
Height51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase94.49 inches (2,400 mm)
Front track54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track53.5 inches (1,360 mm)
Dry weight3,152 lbs (1,430 Kg)
Tyresfront/rear 205 VR x 15 Cinturato HS Pirelli
Wheelswire wheels, 600x16
Top speed155 mph (255 kmh)
Bodyworktwo-door, 2-seater convertible
Fuel tanktwo tanks, total 15.5 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
0-62 mph6.2 sec (0 to 100 kph)
Production dates1966-1970
EngineStraight 6
Bore and stroke88x110 mm
Total displacement4014.21 cc
Displacements (unitary)669.035 cc
Compression ratio8.08.01
Maximum power265 bhp at 5,200 rpm
Maximum torque39 Kgm at 3,500 rpm
Timing geartwo valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feedLucas indirect fuel injection
Fuel & lubricantN.O 98/100 RM