It looks like a toy, but it’s the actual car! 📷 @maserati

🏎️ Maserati Barchetta
📍 Italy
🛠️ V6 2.0 BiTurbo 24V 373NM 315HP
💨 4,8 seconds
🔝 300km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️⚡ (4,5/5)

What is it?

The Maserati Barchetta is a racing car developed specifically for the 1992 and 1993 GranTrofeo single-make competition, which marked the return of the Italian brand in the world of racing. This car was produced in 13 specimens of which only one, after being adequately modified, was approved for use on the road, as well as on the track. All other models were purchased for high prices but used only in competitions. The Barchetta participated in six Grands Prix in 1992 and ten in 1993.


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The Barchetta has a simple and captivating line designed by the “Synthesis Design” studio, which has designed other masterpieces, such as the Lotus Elise and the Alfa Romeo GTA. Measuring only 405 centimeters in length, this racing vehicle is relatively small.


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Inside everything present has the sole purpose of driving: it was decided to exclude unnecessary accessories to make the car as light as possible. For this reason, even the seats have very thin upholstery.


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The chassis is made of aluminum with a single central longitudinal member, while the bodywork is partly made of carbon fiber. The presence of such light materials allowed the Barchetta to weigh just 775 kilograms. The Barchetta equips the engine of the contemporary Ghibli boosted from 306 to 315HP and placed in a central position. It is therefore a two-liter V6 BiTurbo 24-valve combined with a six-speed ZF manual gearbox. The suspensions are derived from Formula 1.

Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️⚡ (4,5/5)