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

ModelSpyder Cambiocorsa
Maserati internal codeTipo M138 ADE
Production start2001
Number Produced
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 spokes); 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 dates2001-2007
First race
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
Fuel & lubricant
Engine weight405.7 lbs (184 Kg)
Weight distribution53%front / 47%rear