Maserati Spyder 90th Anniversary


As a further way of honouring the landmark, a special limited-edition model of the Spyder was introduced, with production limited to just 90 units. It was officially presented in September 2004 at the Paris motor show, in the same month as the celebrations were taking place.

The more sporty look of the GranSport Spyder was anticipated by the adoption of new front and rear bumpers, together with more pronounced sill covers. This version of the Spyder also featured lightweight carbon-fibre rear roll-hoop fairings inlayed with attractive blue polyester strands embedded into the weave. Finished exclusively in the specific Blu Anniversary livery, the Spyder 90th Anniversary sported exclusive design features including distinctive oval Trident logos on the front wings, paying homage to the 250F driven by Fangio in the 1957 Formula 1 World Championship. Headlight cluster mountings were in contrasting grey, emphasising the profile of the bonnet and chrome door handles, ball-polished 19" rim wheels (with titanium coloured brake callipers), and the classic red-striped Trident adorning the front grille completed the exterior look.

Blue carbon fibre was also present in the car’s cockpit, enhancing the upper and lower sections of the centre console and matching the blue and cream two-tone leather lining the seats, dashboard and door panels. The 90th Anniversary model featured a grouped centre console with blue-starter button and high-performance stereo system in place of the Maserati Info Centre LCD display screen. A commemorative plaque on the lower console indicated each car’s serial number.

To coincide with the celebrations, watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet created a remarkable limited edition timepiece: the Dual Time Millenary Maserati.

Technical specifications

ModelSpyder 90th Anniversary
Maserati internal codeTipo M138ADE
Production start2004
Number Produced90
IgnitionBosch ME 7.3.2 ignition and injection
Lubricationdry sump, pumps in single unit with cooling pumps
Transmissionmanual 6-speed + reverse, transaxle layout, rear-wheel drive, hydraulic dry twin-plate clutch
Gear ratios
Chassisstress-bearing steel with tubular superstructure integrated in the front
Front suspensionlight alloy double wishbones, shock absorbers and coil springs, anti-dive features and anti-roll bar (Skyhook system for continuous automatic damping adjustment on request)
Rear suspensionlight alloy double wishbones with additional strut for roll control, shock absorbers and coil springs, anti-roll and toe-in regulator bars (Skyhook system for continuous automatic damping adjustment on request)
BrakesBrembo with 4-channel Bosch ABS and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)
Brakes front13x1.3 inch cross-drilled ventilated disks
Brakes rear12.2x1.1 inch cross-drilled ventilated disks
Steeringservo-assisted rack and pinion
Cooling systemwater cooling
Length169.4 inches (4,303 mm)
Width71.7 inches (1,822 mm)
Height51.4 inches (1,305 mm)
Wheelbase96.1 inches (2,440 mm)
Front track60.0 inches (1,525 mm)
Rear track60.6 inches (1,538 mm)
Dry weight3,594 lbs (1,630 kg)
Kerb weight3,814 lbs (1,730 kg)
Tyres front235/40 ZR 18 (8J)
Tyres rear265/35 ZR 18 (9.5J)
Wheelslight alloy (7 or 15 spoke); 8J-18 front, 9.5J-18 rear
Top speed176 mph (285 km/h) at 7,550 rpm
Bodyworktwo-door, two-seater convertible with power roof
Fuel tank19.3 Imperial gallons / 23.2 US gallons (88 litres)
0-62 mph4.9 sec (0-100 kmh).
Standing kilometre23.9 sec.
Production dates2004-2005
Engine90° V8 with crankcase and cylinder heads in aluminium alloys
Bore and stroke92 x 80 mm
Total displacement4,244 cc
Displacements (unitary)530.5 cc
Compression ratio11.01.01
Maximum power390 CV (287 kW) at 7,000 rpm (maximum engine speed 7,600 rpm)
Maximum torque330 lbs/ft (451 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Timing gearfour valves per cylinder, two chain-driven overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, continuous valve timing control system
Fuel feedBosch ME 7.3.2 injection with electronic control, electronic drive-by-wire throttle control
Engine weight405.7 lbs (184 Kg)
Weight distribution53%front / 47%rear