With the introduction of the completely new 3200GT, in Paris 1998, Maserati returned to its roots by building a true Gran Turismo in the great tradition of the brand and concluded in this way the Biturbo era. It still had a twin-turbo engine, but everything else on this vehicle was completely new. The V8 from the Shamal and Quattroporte IV underwent a number of substantial modifications and now delivered 370hp. Choice was between a 6-speed manual transmission (ZF) or a 4-speed automatic gearbox (BTR). The design from Giugiaro was, just like his creations for Maserati in the past, a true masterpiece and this model was mainly responsible for Maserati’s sales revival which started in 1998. Its boomerang-shaped taillights were the first on a production car using led-technology. In 2001, a more sporty version was presented carrying the name “Assetto Corsa”.
|Data sheet||3200GT||3200GT automatic|
|Model code||Tipo AA 338B32||Tipo AA 338B32A|
|Body type||2-door, 4-seater coupé||2-door, 4-seater coupé|
|Production years||1998 - 2002||2000 - 2002|
|Chassis||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frame||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frame|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, twin-turbo||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, twin-turbo|
|Maximum power||370hp @ 6,250rpm||370hp @ 6,250rpm|