Engine: 4244cc DOHC V8
Fuel injected/390 bhp
Paddle-Shift 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Odometer: 16,735 miles
Ferrari Inspired Mechanicals
Well Maintained-Turn Key Ready
The Model –Maserati’s history is filled with a number of amazing Spyders from its past including the 3500, Mistral and beautifully designed Ghibli. When released in the fall of 2001, style #3200 from Giugiaro was simply called the spyder. It had a newly design V8 that had more displacement and weighed less than the 3.2 Liter Turbocharged units, which provided more torque and horsepower than ever before. While a 6-speed manual transmission was standard, the Cambiocorsa 6-speed Electro-hydraulic unit did a lot of thinking for the driver with settings for Sport, Automatic, Normal and when needed in low-grip situation, “Ice”. Also included was an impressive listing of features such as memory seats, integrated entertainment and navigation systems with a 5.8 inch display screen and climate control. Riding on 18 inch alloy wheels 0-60 mph could be achieved in under five seconds with a top speed of 175 MPH.
The Car – During our test drive of this outstanding example of Italian engineering, we were impressed by the lightning-quick acceleration and total command of the road this Spyder delivered. The original fit and finish is presented with the same degree of perfection as when it was delivered new, and the plus leather seats seemed to cradle one so that full concentration could be focused on the road ahead. Shifting with the paddle units took a few moments to get used to, but the ease of this system made that task as effortless as tuning in a favorite radio station on the center unit. All of the gauges appeared to function as they should, and with the top up, which showed only a minimum of wear, the air-conditioning helped to keep things cool in the passenger compartment. Including with this car are the original books, tool-roll, jack and other factory related amenities. A fun car with lots of excitement ahead, do not pass up this Maserati Spyder.