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The Maserati Coupé and Spyder are grand tourers produced by Maserati from 2002 to 2007. They have now been replaced by the GranTurismo. The two nameplates refer to the four-seater coupé and two-seater roadster versions, respectively. Both models were based on the 3200 GT, which was sold in Europe, but not in the United States. The Coupé and Spyder are both commonly referred to as the 4200 GT, which is an evolution of the prior model name and a reference to the increase in engine displacement from 3.2 L to 4.2 L
The Spyder was first unveiled to the public at the 2001 Frankfurt Auto Show with the Coupé's debut following shortly thereafter at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show. Sales in the United States began in March 2002 for the Spyder and in May for the Coupé. The release of the Spyder heralded Maserati's return to the North American market after an 11 year hiatus. Almost as soon as it was introduced, the Spyder was selected by Forbes as the Best GT for 2001. The Coupé and Spyder were designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign, who also designed the Maserati Ghibli. The cars were built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, Italy.
Both models utilize the shared platform based Ferrari/Maserati 4244 cc engine which develops 390 hp at 7000 rpm with a peak torque of 333 foot-pounds force at 4500 rpm. The manual transmission is a six-speed that was available either as a GT (manual stick shift) or CC (Cambiocorsa) using paddle shifters. The GT version utilizes a foot operated clutch, whereas the Cambiocorsa (Italian, meaning "race change") is a electrohydraulic manual transmission that uses a Formula One-type gearbox with hydraulic operation and electronic management operated by F1-style paddles behind the steering wheel. The Maserati Coupé and Spyder both have a light alloy double wishbone suspension. The rear suspension is fitted with a toe-in regulator bar which enhances the precision of the drive train and provides balanced cornering. The front suspension layout incorporates “anti-dive” features to prevent nose-diving when braking. The suspension system is completed by front and rear anti-roll bars. Both vehicles are equipped with front and side driver and passenger airbags as well as seat belt pre-tensioners. The Coupé and Spyder came standard with an information center that combines audio and climate controls. An optional GPS navigation system and hands-free GSM phone were also available as options integrated into the info center.Additional optional equipment includes xenon headlights, upgraded audio system and CD changer, electrochromic rear view mirror, rear parking sensors, seat heaters, and cruise control, all of which this car has.
Finished in Grigio with Bordeaux and Nero Leather Interior, this stunning car has covered very few miles from new. The car is in as new condition, having been obviously well cared for during its short life. The car runs perfectly, and is fitted with the preferrable 6 Speed Manual Transmission, if you are a true driver. The Maserati Spyder is more of a refined touring car than the comparable Ferrari, and provides more creature comforts and less austentatious styling.
With a MSRP new of over $130,000, these cars are without question the best deal going in the used car marketplace today- where else can you get a gently used, stunningly gorgeous, Ferrari engined car, for the price of a Camry?