🏎️ Maserati 3500 GT
🛠️ 6-cylinder in-like 3.5 324NM 230HP
💶 No longer on sale
What is it?
The Maserati 3500 GT is a large Gran Turismo produced in the Coupe and Cabriolet variants from 1957 to 1964. It was the first Maserati destined to sell many units (“more than 2200” according to the declarations of the Modenese brand). It was also the first Maserati to adopt a high-displacement engine, more precisely a 3500cc, hence the name of the car.
The elegant and linear aesthetics made the 3500 GT a car that is still appreciated today. Its aesthetic characteristics typical of vintage Gran Turismo and its excellent build quality have made it one of the most beautiful Maseratis ever built in the common imagination. The dimensions are 4,78 x 1,76 meters.
As previously mentioned, the 3500 GT has an engine displacement homologous to its name. This 3.5 powered by 3 Weber carburetors has an output of 230HP and a torque of 324NM and is mated to a 4-speed ZF manual gearbox. All the brakes are drum brakes. Despite the large size, the dry weight is only 1420kg thanks to the use of aluminum to make part of the body. Overall, many components of the car derive from other brands, as Maserati could not afford the costs of homemade production.
In 1959, disc brakes on the front and limited-slip differential were offered as options, accessories that became standard the following year.
In 1961, the 3500 GTi debuted in both Coupe and Cabriolet versions. The GTi has a 5-speed ZF gearbox and a slightly upgraded 235HP engine thanks to the adoption of direct injection instead of Weber carburetors. At the end of their career, the 3500 GT and GTi were replaced by the Mistral.
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