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

Model Mistral Spyder 4.0
Maserati internal code Tipo AM109.SA1
Production start 1966
Number Produced 37
Ignition twin-plug, coil ignition
Lubrication forced with delivery pump
Transmission 5-speed + reverse synchronised, single dry plate clutch with flexible coupling and hydraulic drive
Reduction 1:3.54 (3.77 on request, 3.31 with automatic gearbox)
Gear ratios I=3.0; II=1.705; III=1.24; IV=1; V=0.85; R=3.17
Chassis tubular steel or aluminium ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension cantilever leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakes discs, servo-assisted, hydraulic, independent dual circuit
Steering worm and sector
Cooling system water-cooled, centrifugal pump
Length 177.16 inches (4,500 mm)
Width 65.75 inches (1,675 mm)
Height 51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase 94.49 inches (2,400 mm)
Front track 54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track 53.5 inches (1,360 mm)
Dry weight 3,152 lbs (1,430 Kg)
Tyres front/rear 205 VR x 15 Cinturato HS Pirelli
Wheels wire wheels, 600x16
Top speed 155 mph (255 kmh)
Bodywork two-door, 2-seater convertible
Fuel tank two tanks, total 15.5 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
0-62 mph 6.2 sec (0 to 100 kph)
Production dates 1966-1970
Engine Straight 6
Bore and stroke 88x110 mm
Total displacement 4014.21 cc
Displacements (unitary) 669.035 cc
Compression ratio 8.08.01
Maximum power 265 bhp at 5,200 rpm
Maximum torque 39 Kgm at 3,500 rpm
Timing gear two valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feed Lucas indirect fuel injection
Fuel & lubricant N.O 98/100 RM