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 mph 0-100 km/h in 5,9 sec.
Bodywork three-box two-door coupé seating five, Silent Travel sound-proofing system
Bore and stroke 82x63 mm
Brakes discs 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
Chassis monocoque steel construction
Compression ratio 7.6:1
Cooling system water-cooled, centrifugal pump
Displacements (unitary)
Dry weight 2,916 lbs (1,323 kg)
Engine 90° V6
Engine weight
First race
Front Tyres 205/45 ZR 16
Front suspension MacPherson struts, dual-rate telescopic dampers, coil springs, anti-roll bar, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Front track 57.40 in. (1,458 mm)
Fuel & lubricant
Fuel feed injection, two IHI water-cooled turbos, two air-to-air intercoolers
Fuel tank 17.58 Imp. gal. (80 litres)
Gear ratios I=3,51 II=1,94 III=1,35 IV=1,00 V=0,809 R=3,71
Height 51.38 in. (1,305 mm)
Ignition electronic ignition and injection
Kerb weight
Length 165.15 in (4,195 mm)
Lubrication full-flow filter lubrication
Maximum power 283 bhp at 6,250 rpm
Maximum torque 38.1 kgm (276 lbs/ft) at 4,250 rpm
Model Racing
One mile 0-1000m in 25,6 sec.
Production dates 1991-1992
Production start 1991
Quarter mile
Rear Tyres 225/45 ZR 16
Rear suspension semi-trailing rear arms mounted on a rear subframe, coil springs, dual-rate pressurised telescopic dampers, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Rear track 57.24 in. (1,454 mm)
Steering hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Timing gear four valves per cylinder (two intake, two exhaust), twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank
Top speed 159 mph (256 km/h)
Total displacement 1,996 cc
Transmission Getrag 5-speed + reverse, rear-wheel drive
Weight distribution
Wheelbase 98.97 in. (2,514 mm)
Wheels alloy, 7" J x 16"
Width 67.48 in. (1,714 mm)