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1976-1983 MASERATI Kyalami specifications


After De Tomaso’s takeover of Maserati, badge engineering was introduced. The De Tomaso Longchamp was slightly facelifted, fitted with the Indy V8 (initially in 4.1-litre form), and re-marketed as the Maserati Kyalami. Although this version of the Ghia-styled car looked better than the original, it was not appealing enough to bring in a significant number of new buyers. Perhaps it was the price – which had taken a significant hike over the Ford engined car it was based upon – but more likely, there was simply no market for it in the late 1970s.

Production

  • Production:
    187
  • Price at launch:
    £21,996
  • Price (excellent)
    £16,000
  • Price (good):
    £12,500
  • Price (average):
    £7,000
  • Price (project):
    £4,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.6secs
  • Top speed:
    147.0mph
  • Power:
    270.0bhp
  • Torque:
    289.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4580mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2565mm
  • Width:
    1849mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    1740kgs

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