Maserati Merak SS Coupe (1984)
Coachwork by Italy Design Maserati followed-up its first mid-engined super car - the Bora - with the similar Merak. Launched in 1972, the latter was intended as competition for Ferrari's top-selling Dino 246 and used a stretched, 3-litre, 190bhp version of the four-cam V6 that had debuted in the Citroen SM. The French firm owned Maserati at the time, so the Merak made use of the SM's transmission, power-operated, all-disc braking and, more controversially, Citroen's quirky instrumentation, though this applied to left-hand drive cars only, right-hand drive examples using the more conventional fascia of the Bora. The unitary construction chassis, all- independent suspension and impeccable handling remained basically as the V8-engined Bora's, though the Merak offered the convenience of '+2'
seating in the rear and superior all-round vision thanks to its distinctive rear 'flying buttresses'.
|Registration no:||B800 RND|
|Chassis no:||AM122A 629|
|Engine no:||AM122A 629|