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Bora

The Bora was a milestone in Maserati’s history: It was the first Maserati road car with a central mounted engine - engineer Guilio Alfieri gained much experience with the central engined Birdcage Tipo 63-65 race cars - and it was the first car developed under full Citroën ownership. The engine was the well-known V8, first in 4.7L and later also in 4.9L configuration, while its beautiful fastback body was another masterpiece from Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Bora was equipped with Citroën’s complex hydraulic system, which was used for the brakes, the opening of the headlights, the adjustment of the driver’s seat and the pedals. Sales of the Bora suffered from the oil-crisis in the mid-seventies, while racing plans were thwarted due to homologation difficulties.

Data sheet Bora 4.7 Bora 4.9
Model code Tipo AM117 Tipo AM117/49
Body type 2-door, 2-seater mid-engine coupé 2-door, 2-seater mid-engine coupé
Design Giugiaro Giugiaro
Production years 1971 - 1978 1971 - 1978
Maserati era Citroën Citroën
Numbers produced 314 250
Chassis Monocoque body/chassis Monocoque body/chassis
Dry / kerb weight 1,610kg 1,830kg
Engine configuration 90° V8, double overhead camshaft 90° V8, double overhead camshaft
Displacement 4,719cc 4,930cc
Maximum power 310hp @ 5,200rpm 330hp @ 5,500rpm
Top speed 270km/h 285km/h
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