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  • This model had no water-cooled turbos or MABC boost control. Note that the original Biturbo Coupe had a rectangular plastic instrument pod and a digital clock.

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    Image 16 of Photo Courtesy: Jeff Koch Maserati clocks tend to get stolen · Image 17 of Maserati Biturbo from Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car. October .

    Maserati biturbo clock

    Maserati biturbo clock

    Of course this was the same guy that told me we should drop Ferrari when they wanted us to stock 5 30GT4 cars! I actually went and drove one, just to see what they were like. Archived from the original on 30 June The Maserati Racing Tipo was a more potent variant of the 2. The lowered, electronic KONI shock absorbers allowed to adjust damping on four settings, allowing for comfort or road handling at the flick of a switch.

    Maserati biturbo clock

    Maserati biturbo clock

    Maserati biturbo clock

    Maserati biturbo clock

    Maserati biturbo clock

    The Car that Saved Maserati

    The Maserati BiTurbo just may have saved Maserati from extinction. In the late s, Alejandro de Tomaso came to America to find out what kind of car Americans want. He had been building the Pantera since continuing even after when Ford ceased importing it to the U. I mentioned the BMW to the Italian car builder and told him what a great car it was in its time. He left and not long after I heard about the Maserati Bi-turbo.

    De Tomaso had bought Maserati from Citroen in That marriage—Citroen and Maserati—had been a disaster; de Tomaso was only glad to pick up the pieces when the French decamped. It is said that he bought it for the price of one Maserati mag wheel, using government money, since the Italian government wanted to see workers continuing to be employed. By , de Tomaso had running prototypes of his new small car. Export versions came initially with a 2. Because of a huge tax on cars over two liters, a two-liter high-performance version was also offered.

    Maserati biturbo clock

    The engine was a little jewel—aluminum block, aluminum heads, a degree single cam per bank descended from the Maserati Merak two liter engine, which some say goes back to a Formula 1 engine designed by Giulio Alfieri, the legendary engine designer.

    Fuel injection was fitted in raising power to hp. In the 2. Even in its first form the car was fast, doing 0 to 60 mph in under 7 seconds. Its top speed was limited only by its tall shape to around mph. Although they had adequate parts and service, the car had more than a few problems. Before these became widely known they brought out a Spyder version with coachwork by Carrozzeria Zagato, which had a beautiful interior, with lots of wood veneer stretching from one end of the dash to the other and a Cartier clock by far the most reliable mechanical device on the car.

    Maserati biturbo clock

    I remember one owner of my acquaintance, Filipo Pola, who was at first enthusiastic about his Spyder, but it seems like every time he went out in the car it broke down.

    Finally Pola, furious at the unreliable fuel pump, called de Tomaso in person and told him to spend a couple more bucks and buy a fuel pump that worked. De Tomaso was, as per his style, resistant to outside suggestions.

    Add clutches and timing-belt tensioners to the long list of bits that needed redesign early on. Road and Track tried to mollify the critics, saying in The Bi-Turbo could be a blast to drive but it was unpredictable.

    Maserati biturbo clock

    The Bi-Turbo problems so soured Maserati sales that the company departed from the U. Roughly 40, Bi-Turbos were sold worldwide. Some were even prepared for races, in venues like the British Touring Car Championship, but they were unsuccessful and received no factory help.

    Always happiest creating new models, de Tomaso was a sort of Wizard of Oz behind the curtain creating dazzling products. He was not so interested in the tedious refinement of products once they were out in the field.

    Mike discovers A 1985 Maserati Bi-Turbo



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