Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa

Maserati Spyder GT

2001 to 2007

The transaxle electro-activated unit came with four settings: ‘Sport’ for competition style gear changes and faster responses, “Auto” for a fully automatic driving experience or Ice which limited the engine throttle to ensure optimum safety in the most treacherous driving conditions, “Normal” to optimise the smoothness of the gear change and enhanced fuel economy. The Spyder Cambiocorsa also featured the optional Skyhook automatic damping suspension control system, with quicker reactions than any similar system existing at the time.
The folding roof received a glass window as of 2003 and a subtle restyle was introduced after July 2004, mainly concerning the front grille, which taller with four horizontal slats. In 2006 a special ‘Vintage’ trim level was added to the Spyder range. The package include eye-catching detailing such as the side air vents mounted on the front wings which evoked those Touring’s original 3500 GT coupé.

Technical specifications

Model Spyder Cambiocorsa
Maserati internal code Tipo M138 ADE
Production start 2001
Number Produced
Ignition Bosch ME 7.3.2 ignition and injection
Lubrication dry sump, pumps in single unit with cooling pumps
Transmission manual 6-speed + reverse, transaxle layout, rear-wheel drive, hydraulic dry twin-plate clutch
Reduction 0,044594907
Gear ratios
Chassis stress-bearing steel with tubular superstructure integrated in the front
Front suspension light 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 suspension light 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)
Brakes Brembo with 4-channel Bosch ABS and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)
Brakes front 13x1.3 inch cross-drilled ventilated disks
Brakes rear 12.2x1.1 inch cross-drilled ventilated disks
Steering servo-assisted rack and pinion
Cooling system water cooling
Length 169.4 inches (4,303 mm)
Width 71.7 inches (1,822 mm)
Height 51.4 inches (1,305 mm)
Wheelbase 96.1 inches (2,440 mm)
Front track 60.0 inches (1,525 mm)
Rear track 60.6 inches (1,538 mm)
Dry weight 3,594 lbs (1,630 Kg)
Kerb weight 3,814 lbs (1,730 Kg)
Tyres front 235/40 ZR 18 (8J)
Tyres rear 265/35 ZR 18 (9.5J)
Wheels light alloy (7 or 15 spokes); 8J-18 front, 9.5J-18 rear
Top speed 176 mph (285 km/h) at 7,550 rpm
Bodywork two-door, two-seater convertible with power roof
Fuel tank 19.3 Imperial gallons / 23.2 US gallons (88 litres)
0-62 mph 4.9 sec (0-100 kmh).
Standing kilometre 23.9 sec.
Production dates 2001-2007
First race
Engine 90° V8 with crankcase and cylinder heads in aluminium alloys
Bore and stroke 92 x 80 mm
Total displacement 4,244 cc
Displacements (unitary) 530.5 cc
Compression ratio 11.01.01
Maximum power 390 CV (287 kW) at 7,000 rpm (maximum engine speed 7,600 rpm)
Maximum torque 330 lbs/ft (451 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Timing gear four valves per cylinder, two chain-driven overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, continuous valve timing control system
Fuel feed Bosch ME 7.3.2 injection with electronic control, electronic drive-by-wire throttle control
Fuel & lubricant
Engine weight 405.7 lbs (184 Kg)
Weight distribution 53%front / 47%rear