Maserati Sebring 4.0

1966 to 1969

With 265 hp the level of performance was impressive, as attested by the 255 kph top speed (158 mph).

Stylistically, the modifications included a restyled front end with a chrome plate housing the double headlights, a new bonnet intake and side vents now located higher up on the front wings. The new tail lights were reminiscent of those on the Quattroporte, creating a strong rear-end resemblance. Internally the car was also revised and air conditioning was now available. A combined total of 245 second series Sebring were assembled and inl 1969 the last four examples rolled of the assembly line, production having understandably decreased following the launch of the Ghibli two years earlier.

Amongst the original 593 Sebring owners (including both series) was a young Italian tenor named Luciano Pavarotti and the Austrian crystal glass tycoon Adrian Swarovski.

Technical specifications

Model Sebring 4.0
Maserati internal code AM101/10
Production start 1966
Number Produced 245 (combined 2nd series production)
Ignition twin-plug, coil ignition
Lubrication single oil pump forced lubrication, total draining
Transmission 5-speed + reverse synchronised
Chassis tubular steel ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension longitudinal leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakes servo-assisted discs, hydraulic dual circuit
Steering worm and sector
Cooling system water-cooled, centrifugal pump
Length 175.98 inches (4,470 mm)
Width 65.55 inches (1,665 mm)
Height 51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase 100.39 inches (2,550 mm)
Front track 54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track 54.3 inches (1,380 mm)
Dry weight 3,351 lbs (1,520 Kg)
Tyres front/rear 205x15 Pirelli
Wheels wire wheels, 6.50x15
Top speed 155 mph (245 kmh)
Bodywork two-door, 2+2 berlinetta
Fuel tank 16 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
Production dates 1966-1969
Engine straight 6
Bore and stroke 88 x 110 mm
Total displacement 4,014 cc
Compression ratio 8.08.01
Maximum power 255 bhp at 5,200 rpm
Timing gear two valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feed free induction with Lucas indirect fuel injection