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Maserati – Khamsin


Vehicle Overview

Maserati and Bertone made a great comeback together at the Turin Motor Show in 1972, when they unveiled the front engined Khamsin 500 GT coupé 2+2 of following line. The potent V8 4930 cc engine (bore and stroke 93.9×89 mm, 320 hp at 5800 rpm) and its notable bulk had to be moved back compared to the front end to enable the stylist to shape a boot with sloping line. The overall wedge shape flowed along the sides but the recal of trhe terminal area and the overstarted presence of air outlets on the pillars acted as disturbing elements, in a design that was, for others reason, original and fairly clean. In addition, the rear end appeared tormrnted and not so hamronious with the rest of the car, almost seeming attributable to a hand other than the once that defined the overhall project. The Khamsin was built on a 2555 mm wheelbase and was 4400 mm long, 1800 mm wide and only 1140 mm high. With a weight of around 1700 kg , the new Maserati could reach a top speed of 280 km/h.

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    Marcello Gandini

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