Maserati Quattroporte II

The Maserati Quattroporte II was built in 1973-1975 and was the result of collaboration with Citroën. The spacious design of the Maserati Quattroporte II limousine came by Marcello Gandini. Transmission and hydraulic suspensions were taken over by Citroën SM. The five-speed manual gearbox was located in relation to the compact V6 engine in an upstream position and the drive was, to the surprise of many, a front wheel drive. The Maserati Quattroporte II was designed as a competing model to the Fiat 130, the Jaguar XJ 6, the BMW 2800 and the Mercedes 280, the weight of 1.6 tonnes and its dimensions (the wheelbase was 3.07 meters) proved fo, r but the 190 - hp engine as excessive. In the spring of 1975, a 3.2-liter with 200 hp version was announced at the Geneva Motor Show, should be at their maximum speed 200-210 km / hr. Bertone already prepared the series production of the Maserati Quattroporte II before 3.2, as Citroën 1975, the collaboration with Maserati broke. Until then, six prototypes of the Maserati Quattroporte II were produced 3.2, while seven more were assembled in the wake of the components are still available before. Currently, five of the thirteen Maserati Quattroporte II 3.2 are owned by famous collector. Discover at this website at the huge selection of offerings including rare vintage and historical models from the USA or Italy.