1971 – 1978
The Bora was a milestone in Maserati’s history as it was the first Maserati road car with a central mounted engine. It was named after a very strong and cold wind that blows from the northeast onto the Adriatic region: most common during the winter, it can reach the speed of more than 100 km per hour. Equally strong, this mid-engined sports coupé was truly meant to inherit the position of the Ghibli as the Trident’s top-of-the-range car in terms of performance. The engine was the well-known 8-cylinder, first in 4.7-litre and later also in 4.9-litre configuration, that put out 310 hp, like a real racing car. Its beautiful fastback body was another masterpiece from Giorgetto Giugiaro and his new Italdesign organisation.