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All things 'Maserati'. News of forthcoming models, owner's cars, tips, 'Marque' reunions and the odd touch of humour! In fact anything of interest to the 'Maseratista'.

So if you have any news about Maseratis or have anything owners and enthusiasts should know, send details to

BR 01 Tourbillon
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

From Paul in the USA

"Hi Enrico.

Another cheap Maserati located in NoHo/Toluca Lake! A 1987 Maserati Biturbo Si - 5-speed with SPARE ENGINE!!! at only US $3,700 !!


From Angelo in the USA

"Ciao Enrico.

suppongo che sei italiano, giusto? (if you're not Italian, let me know and I'll write again in English)

Puoi tranquillamente pubblicare le foto della mia Biturbo, anche se non so per quanto ce l'avrò ancora, visto che sto cercando di venderla. Il link dell'annuncio è quello di MySpace.

Il tuo sito già lo conoscevo, e infatti ci ho trovato molte informazioni util sulle Maserati. Veramente un bel sito-- complimenti!!




"Ciao Enrico.

I'm guessing you're Italian, right? (if you're not Italian, let me know and I'll write again in English)

You may go ahead and publish the photos of my Biturbo, even if I don't know how much longer I will have it, as I'm tying to sell it. The link for further detials is at MySpace.

I knew your site, in fact I found a loto of useful information on Maseratis. Truly a nice site-- Congratulations!!




The Biturbi Si - "Il Tridente"

The Biturbi Si (U.S. market version)

Note the burnished trim and alloy wheel finish

Note the sidelight inset into the wrap-around bumper

The Biturbi Si badges on the boot/trunk lid

The Biturbi Si (U.S. market version)

Bonnet-mounted NACA vents from a '94-'98 Ghibli

Cracked rear light cluster, but easily replaced

Note the recessed door handle

Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel

Note the highlighted 55 mph limit!

Upholstery and trim in leather and Alcantara


The Biturbi Si (U.S. market version)

Briar-wood trim on the centre console

The Biturbi Si sports front seats

The Biturbi Si rear seats

Note the rounded-edged briar-wood trim on later models


The analogue clock by Lassale

Custom car cover - that's always a good sign!

2.5-litre V6 fuel injected engine.
From Roland in France

"Hello Henry,

Looking at ZF for the S5/17 for the 3500 GT, I found the S5/20 would match also, the gear lever is just in middle, not on left-hand side. It was used on the Mistral, the first Quattroporte and Indy (to be verified).

Also the S5/325 could be adapted. It was used on the Mexico.

I found this document at ZF , as you can see in the address it seems there is an "historiche" department. See

Unfortunately I didn't succeed to reach this department for other pages. I'll try again and again.

Best Regards,



The ZF S5-325 Gearbox historical document

From Mehmet in Turkey

"Ciao Enrico,

2008 Cenevre... Maserati world...




The Maserati Stand at the Salon de Genève 2009


The Maserati Stand at the Salon de Genève 2009


The Maserati Stand at the Salon de Genève 2009


The Maserati Stand at the Salon de Genève 2009


'Grace, Pace and Beauty' at the Salon de Genève 2009
From Newspress in the UK

Together with the new Quattroporte Sport GT S making its European première, this is Maserati’s second new model of the year marking the 70th anniversary of its first Indianapolis 500 win.

Modena, March 3rd, 2009 – True to Maserati’s commitment to introduce a new model at each international car show, the GranTurismo S Automatic premières at the Geneva Auto Show. The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 V8 engine which develops 440 hp (323kW) at 7000 rpm. The maximum torque is 490Nm at 4750 rpm.

The principal content is the combination of the automatic transmission with the most powerful wet sump Maserati V8 on the GranTurismo – until now offered as 4.2 l with automatic transmission and 4.7 l with an electro-actuated gearbox. Thanks to the combination of the 440 hp (323kW) produced by the powerful 4.7 l V8 engine and the smoothness of the ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox, the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic stresses the original granturismo concept while at the same time offering peak performance.

The Skyhook suspension system featuring continuously adjustable dampers provides great driving comfort. Passive safety is further enhanced thanks to the introduction on the GranTurismo range of a new generation of passenger air-bag with Low Risk Deployment functionality.

Consistently with the unmistakable design of all Maseratis, the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features some discreet yet marked stylistic changes which make it immediately recognisable: the new under-door mini-skirts featuring a prominent shape, which enhances the dynamism of its profile and the new 20” wheel rims (standard) with the brand new “Trident” design featuring spokes that distinctly reflect the Trident shape to create a mix of strength and elegance.

A further enriched equipment increases the on board pleasure for the driver and the passengers, thanks to the Bluetooth® Technology, offered as standard, and the iPod® interface, available upon request, which complete the Maserati Multi Media System.








Oh! And I almost forgot, the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic !

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK

Maserati GB and American Express Centurion are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series. Officially unveiled at Forbes House, in London’s Belgravia in front of an exclusive audience of American Express black card holders, the Pininfarina designed luxury saloon was received with great enthusiasm.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series is exclusively built to order: finished in stunning metallic Nero Carbonio (carbon black), it features a sumptuous Bianco Polare (polar white) Poltrona Frau® leather interior with embossed Centurion logo on the headrests, a bespoke numbered plaque, titanium coloured trim and 20” ball polished rims.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series is based on the latest evolution of Maserati’s iconic flagship saloon, combining distinctive Italian styling with prodigious performance and peerless driving dynamics. The styling is characterised by the radiator grille, a ‘modern’ classic of Maserati design, accompanied by a range of enhanced technological features, with their most eye-catching expression in the LED rear-light clusters.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.2 is powered by an impressive 400 hp 4.2 litre V8 engine, powering the car to a top speed of 167 mph and allowing it to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The fully automatic ZF gearbox ensures a smooth and responsive ride in all conditions.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7 represents the ultimate fusion of the luxury saloon with Maserati’s renowned sporting prowess. With a 4.7 litre, 430 hp engine under the bonnet, the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7 is propelled to an eye watering top speed of 174 mph with a blistering 0 to 62 mph time of just 5.4 seconds. The dual-cast brake discs, combined with the car’s near perfect weight distribution ensure that the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7 offers an unparalleled driving experience.

Prices will start from £88,315 for the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.2 and £94,185 for the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7.


Officially unveiled at Forbes House, in London’s Belgravia.

The new Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series

Impressive from any angle!

The latest evolution of Maserati’s iconic flagship saloon

Embossed Centurion logo on the headrests

Titanium coloured trim

Sumptuous Bianco Polare Poltrona Frau® leather interior

A bespoke numbered plaque

20-inch ball polished rims

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Maurizio in Japan

"Ciao Enrico,

Hope all is well with you. Recently I managed to make my way for a nice drive to Mt Fuji and here is a snap of my GranSport. Hope you like it!


Maurizio - Maserati Club of Japan Member."


Maurizio's Maserati GranSport at Mount Fuji
From Révai in Hungary

"Hi, Enrico!

For Greg I have an idea, how to found easier the change-part of the broken mirror: it is the same as used on Alfa Romeo's GTV and Spider MY 1995-2001.

I have a Quattroporte 'seicilindri' 2.8 CA 1996, and my father has an Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 TS 1995.

Best regards for the excellent homepage too!

Révai - Hungary, Budapest."


"Hey Enrico,

Take a look at the attached - looks like a match!

Please send my thanks to Révai in Budapest, and thanks for your help too.




The 1999 Alfa Romeo GTV

The 1999 Alfa Romeo Spider

The 1998 Maserati Quattroporte IV
From ABC s.n.c. in Italy

"Ciao Modellisti,

ABC s.n.c. di Brianza Andrea & Brianza Laura have announced a splendid new 1:43 scale model of the Maserati 5000 GT by Michelotti (#AM103*016*), kit or ready built.



MODEL ABC 239 - Maserati 5000 GT

#AM103*016* by Michelotti
From Enrico in the UK

That watch,

Don't you just love the design of the Bell & Ross BR 01 Tourbillon, at GB £80,000 it's a snip!!

From Yannick in France

"Hey Enrico,

Have you ever heard of a 225 Biturbos model because this is not my case (maybe a special model for the US market?)?

Please visit




The rare Biturbo 225 E
























Thanks to Maserati enthusiast Taso of, I am able to show you these excellent photos of his Maserati 225 E (#ZAMAL1101*FB312997*), that was recently sold on eBay for US $3,700.00. Described as a;

"1985 Maserati 225 E Biturbo Sports Coupe. This beautiful car has a 18-valve V6 2.5-litre twin turbocharged engine producing about 200 horsepower.

This particular Maserati, being an E model, has some upgrades from the factory; that are a lower and heavier duty suspension with re-valved struts, and different cams."

From José in Spain

"Hello Enrico:

I know your website for several years, when I bought my BITURBO and started looking for information on these cars.

The car is a '86 Biturbo (ZAM331B00*GB115363*). It is in very good condition both mechanically and bodywork, but inside needs some work.

I send you some pictures of my car.

Sorry if there is any misspelling and congratulations on your website.








From Michael in Italy


This is Michael from Bergamo in Italy, I've a Ghibli MY 94 (produced in 1995, VIN ZAM336B00*00361108*). This car seems to be a special version, in fact directly from the factory it had already installed:

- harder shock adsorbent (red colored) and blue shorter springs ( about 2cm less) - drilled brakes disc with a diameter of 305 mm front and 315 rear (same as the Ghibli Cup?)

- 20 mm front anti-roll bar and 17 mm rear anti-roll bar - straight-through exhaust system with no cats (Saudi Arabia version)

- 17" Speedline wheels with 215/45 (front) and 245/40 (rear) tyres

- special fuel tank cap (like the Ghibli Cup)

In these days I'm rebuilding the wheels (they had an air leak) and changing tyres, but I was told the data for the front and rear alignment are different from the standard MY94 model, unfortunately nobody has been able to tell if this is true and if yes, what the correct data for this car is (it looks a KS with Cup brakes).

Can you help please?

Also, do you know what improvements a free flow exhaust system gives (more power, torque, faster respose)?

Thank you,







Front wheel cross drilled brake discs

Rear wheel cross drilled brake discs

Front suspension shock absorber and spring

Rear suspension shock absorber and spring

Interior of Michael's Ghibli MY94

The 2-litre V6 engine

Right-hand bank of cylinders

Left-hand bank of cylinders

17-inch Speedline split-rimmed alloy wheels


Straight-through exhaust - front section

Straight-through exhaust - centre section

Straight-through exhaust - rear section

Details of gas filled shock absorber

VIN/Chassis plate
From Peter in the UK

"Dear Henry,

Thought you may like to see the performance figures for my re-mapped Maserati "Coupe Cambiocorsa".

In July 2007, my Coupe, a 2004 specification model, was re-mapped by the only specialist in the UK with the correct programme, sourced from Italy.

It was done over a half day on their full rolling road "DYNO RACE" dynamometer. The car was tied down on the rollers, with huge tubes from the exhaust pipes feeding to an outside dissipater on the roof of their premises, and was done in a controlled, soundproofed, sealed room environment.

The re-mapped details are listed below:

Engine Power: 459.5bhp at 5,960 RPM
Power at the wheels: 320.8bhp
Dissipated Power: 138.7bhp
Correct Power DIN: 459.2bhp [DIN 70020]
Torque: 439.5 lbs/ft at 4910 rpm
Atmospheric Pressure: 1002 mbar
External Temperature: 13.4°C
Final Ratio: 4.4 to 1
Tyre Size: 265/35-18
Total Ratio: 2.1
Tyre Diameter: 643mm
Test Gear: 4th speed
Acceleration Time 4.7 secs
Date of Test: 12/07/2007

During the day, a top speed test was run, in which the car achieved a speed of 191mph!

Thought this may interest your many readers!! Incidentally, the car also runs with fast road brake pads, to help the overall braking performance, which heat up better on public roads than full race pads would.










Peter's 459bhp engine


Peter's Maserati at the Silverstone Classic 2005

From an enthusiast in the USA:

"As far as the remap is concerned, 50-60hp sounds like a heck of a lot. I, and many US-based owners of modern Maseratis, have used a performance "piggyback chip" from Formula Dynamics, a well trusted tuner. And their Dynos indicate about 30 hp improvement at peak power.

The other thing is the fact that I did read on the US Maserati forum that the stock ECU is virtually unwritable, though it can be read (and different inputs to it provided by a separate chip, as per the Formula Dynamics' performance module). I find it a bit hard to believe the viability of a remap.



Thought I better make it quite clear that when we first set up my car on the Dyno, we checked out the standard performance of it first, and it showed 413.2bhp on the Dyno, instead of the 390bhp quoted in the car's standard literature, we even checked it twice before believing it!!

We then phoned Maserati UK to ask if this was unusual, their answer was NO, it is around the 390/410 average for that model Coupe, but it was one of the higher ones they had heard of, they said it must have had a good builder on the day the engine was built!

So, raising it to 459 was not such a stretch, as it was NOT from the original literature quoted 390bhp, but from the cars own 413.2bhp starting point, so it was only an increase of around 46bhp, which is around the average for tuned Coupes!

As for the US owners saying it is hard to do, we agree with that, as NO ONE else in the UK had the correct programme to enable them to do this conversion, it took me quite a while to find the correct people with the right programme!

It was a Maserati Programme from Italy that they used on my car, and I have never had a days problem since it was first done, in fact with the huge torque available now, my petrol consumption has gone down, and my car now averages over 21mpg, rather than the 17/19 it originally did, even with the extra pulling power!!



From Greg in New Zealand

"Hi Enrico,

I need a new passenger side mirror housing for my RHD 1998 Quattroporte Ottocilindri. Silver in colour would be ideal but I would be interested in any colour.

Attached are probably a few more shots than you really wanted...




Greg with his Maserati Quattroporte Ottocilindri











Greg's cracked passenger side mirror housing

Bit of Tank Tape - Good as new, well almost!

"Hi Greg,

Thank you. You can never have too many shots of a much underrated Quattroporte. Gandini's styling has never been fully appreciated.

All I know is that every owner I have corresponded with about this particular model, has raved about it. Performancewise, it's best described as a "Family Rocket!"

Best regards,


P.S. A word of advice to ALL Quattroporte Seicilindri and Quattroporte Ottocilindri owners; if you intend keepinng these cars, it might be worth buying yourselves an extra set of headlight and rear light clusters!!! Judging by what has happened to the Ghiblis, they won't be around for ever!!!"




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