Maserati 5000 GT 2 + 2 celebrates its 60th anniversary

Maserati 5000 GT 2 + 2 celebrates its 60th anniversary

December 1, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Sixty years have passed since the Maserati introduced the 5000 GT at the Turin Motor Show, where the model became the star of the event.

Now the Italian automaker is celebrating the anniversary of this iconic model, reminding us why it is so special. To begin with, this edition is limited to only 34 units that left the Viale Ciro Menotti factory in Modena. The 5000 GT was built by special order of the Persian Shah Reza Pahlavi, who felt that the 3500 GT was not powerful enough. Upon hearing this request, Maserati Technical Director Giulio Alfieri realized that he would have to completely remake the car to meet the requirements of this client.

Originally called the AM103 project, it ultimately became a new car powered by a V8 450S engine, and its bore diameter increased engine capacity to almost 5.0 liters. Although almost all the leading Italian carriage manufacturers, such as Pininfarina, Bertone, Ghia, Vignale, Allemano and so on, have somehow contributed to the body of the novelty, however, the first body was built by Carrozzeria Touring.

With its 5000 GT, Maserati has proven it can create a prestigious car designed for VIP customers looking for exclusivity and performance. The 4.9-liter V8 engine initially produced 325 hp, and after 1960, power increased to 340 hp. Initially, a four-speed gearbox was used as a transmission, and since 1963, with five. With a weight of 1,500 kg, the Maserati 5000 GT can reach a top speed of approximately 270 km / h.