With the introduction of the Maserati Spyder, at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 2001, again a new area started for Maserati, this time an area of close technical collaboration with group partner Ferrari. Whilst the exterior of the new Spyder still bore a strong resemblance to the 3200GT model, under the skin this car was completely new. Under the bonnet, the twin-turbo unit has been dropped in favour of a completely new, normally-aspirated 4.2L V8 with a dry sump lubrication system. Also the transmission was totally new. The gearbox was moved to the rear end of the car where it forms a single unit with the differential (transaxle). The Spyder has a shortened wheelbase with respect to the Coupé and is strictly a two-seater only. The soft-top opens and closes fully automatically. This model initiated the return of the Maserati brand to the United States.
|Data sheet||Spyder GT||Spyder Cambiocorsa|
|Body type||2-door, 2-seater convertible with power roof||2-door, 2-seater convertible with power roof|
|Production years||2001 - 2007||2001 - 2007|
|Numbers produced||3,889 (all)||3,889 (all)|
|Chassis||Stress-bearing steel with front and rear sub-frame||Stress-bearing steel with front and rear sub-frame|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, dry sump||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, dry sump|
|Maximum power||390hp @ 7,000rpm||390hp @ 7,000rpm|