Discover More
VIEW ALL
HYBRID
Grecale
Ghibli
Levante
Quattroporte
MC20
MC20 Cielo
Fuoriserie
Special Series
History
Values
Stories of Audacity
Experiences
Partners
Legacy
Fuoriserie
Store
Maserati Connect
Maserati Heritage
Financial Services
Certified pre-owned
Service and Assistance
Customization
Maserati Club
Maserati Driving Experience
Factory Tour
Ermenegildo Zegna
Shell
Sonus Faber
Tidal
Maintenance
Extended Warranty
Pick-up & Delivery and Courtesy Car
Roadside Assistance
Customer Care
Guides and Documentation
Genuine Accessories
Complete Wheels
Genuine Parts

Khamsin

KHAMSIN_2880x1920
Load More
View Less
no results
Description
Named for a hot North African desert gale that blows in Egypt and Libya, the 2+2 Khamsin was a stunning design shown at the 1972 Turin Auto Show. It was the last work with Giulio Alfieri as head of Maserati’s engineering department, and it was also the marque’s first series-production car to be designed by Bertone, under the masterful pen of Marcello Gandini. The result was a streamlined, wedge-shaped design with elegant proportions. The V8 drivetrain and chassis were derived from the Ghibli, but with a new independent rear suspension. The variable steering assistance was a legacy of Citroën, as were other high-pressure hydraulic applications, such as the clutch, pop-up headlights and driver seat adjustment, as well as the brake system. The Khamsin’s traditional Gran Turismo configuration—a large front-engine sports car with rear-wheel drive—marked the end of an era that would only return in the late 1990s with the 3200GT. A mere 435 examples were produced between 1974 and 1982.
SPECIFICATION
Production Years
1974 - 1982
Displacement
4,930
cc
Top Speed
270
KM/H
Model code
Tipo AM120
Body Type
2-door, 2+2 coupé
Design
Gandini (Bertone)
Number Produced
430
Chassis
Self-supporting monocoque with rear subframe
Dry weight
1,635kg
Engine configuration
90° V8, double overhead camshaft
Maximum Power
320hp @ 5,500rpm
SEE MORE SPECIFICATION SEE LESS SPECIFICATION

Tell us about your stories

Please make sure all fields are filled out correctly.
*
*
*
*
*

*

*

By clicking on “Submit” you acknowledge and accept that your story could be utilized by Maserati on its website and other publications, if deemed appropriate. None of your personal data, except for your First name, will be published.

Submit