Racing - 1991 to 1992


The Racing was revealed to the press in December 1990 and was introduced on the market already by March of the following year. It was essentially a variant of the 2.24v. with a higher power output, and was meant as an intermediate model underneath the more aggressive Shamal. The Trident's engineers had sought to obtain plenty of torque already from lower revs (37,3 kgm at 3500 rpm), and coupled the engine to a new Getrag gearbox. Suspensions were also upgraded with the adoption of the electronically controlled active system and 4-position damping settings.

Despite the Racing moniker, Maserati elected to retain a very refined rather than Spartan interior. The usual mix of wood and leather trim formed the standard spec, as did the fitting of climate control. In just two years of existence, 230 cars were assembled and are now among the most sought after models of the Biturbo line.

Technical data

0-60 mph0-100 km/h in 5,9 sec.
Bodyworkthree-box two-door coupé seating five, Silent Travel sound-proofing system
Bore and stroke82x63 mm
Brakesdiscs all round (ventilated front discs with floating calipers), ATE dual circuit, servo-assisted, additional drum brake on rear wheels for emergency and parking
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Chassismonocoque steel construction
Compression ratio7.6:1
Cooling systemwater-cooled, centrifugal pump
Displacements (unitary)
Dry weight2,916 lbs (1,323 kg)
Engine90° V6
Engine weight
First race
Front Tyres205/45 ZR 16
Front suspensionMacPherson struts, dual-rate telescopic dampers, coil springs, anti-roll bar, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Front track57.40 in. (1,458 mm)
Fuel & lubricant
Fuel feedinjection, two IHI water-cooled turbos, two air-to-air intercoolers
Fuel tank17.58 Imp. gal. (80 litres)
Gear ratiosI=3,51 II=1,94 III=1,35 IV=1,00 V=0,809 R=3,71
Height51.38 in. (1,305 mm)
Ignitionelectronic ignition and injection
Kerb weight
Length165.15 in (4,195 mm)
Lubricationfull-flow filter lubrication
Maximum power283 bhp at 6,250 rpm
Maximum torque38.1 kgm (276 lbs/ft) at 4,250 rpm
One mile0-1000m in 25,6 sec.
Production dates1991-1992
Production start1991
Quarter mile
Rear Tyres225/45 ZR 16
Rear suspensionsemi-trailing rear arms mounted on a rear subframe, coil springs, dual-rate pressurised telescopic dampers, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Rear track57.24 in. (1,454 mm)
Steeringhydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Timing gearfour valves per cylinder (two intake, two exhaust), twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank
Top speed159 mph (256 km/h)
Total displacement1,996 cc
TransmissionGetrag 5-speed + reverse, rear-wheel drive
Weight distribution
Wheelbase98.97 in. (2,514 mm)
Wheelsalloy, 7" J x 16"
Width67.48 in. (1,714 mm)