Mexico 1966

Following the 5000GT and the Quattroporte, the Mexico became the third Maserati road car powered by a “civilized” version of the V8 engine from the 450S race car. It shared its general construction with the original Quattroporte, using a slightly shortened chassis. Although a two-door coupe, the Mexico was a true four-seater sporting elegant and refined coachwork by Vignale. Contrary to other Maserati four-seat coupes, it was not named after a racetrack. The name Mexico was chosen because the 5000GT that served as its prototype was once owned by Mexican president Adolfo López Mateos, and it returned to Mexico after having appeared at the 1965 Turin Motor Show. It was truly fitting, but also pure coincidence, that John Surtees would close the 1966 Formula 1 season with a convincing win in the Mexican Grand Prix at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati T81. Launched in 1966 at the Paris Motor Show, the Mexico was offered with the same engine variants as the Quattroporte, with either 4.2-liter or 4.7-liter displacement. 

Data sheet Mexico 4.2 Mexico 4.7
Model code Tipo AM112 Tipo AM112
Body type 2-door, 4-seater fastback 2-door, 4-seater fastback
Design Vignale Vignale
Production years 1966 - 1972 1966 - 1972
Maserati era Orsi family Orsi family
Numbers produced 300 182
Chassis Steel monocoque with front subframe Steel monocoque with front subframe
Dry weight 1,830kg 1,830kg
Engine configuration 90° V8, double overhead camshaft 90° V8, double overhead camshaft
Displacement 4,136cc 4,719cc
Maximum power 260hp @ 5,000rpm 290hp @ 5,200rpm
Top speed 240km/h 255km/h

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