...A compelling combination of performance and luxury
...Electronic rear-parking sensors are available. Under the Hood The Spyder's 4.2-liter V-8 develops 390 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 333 pounds-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. An electronically actuated six-speed-manual Cambiocorsa gearbox with four modes — Normal, Sport, Automatic and Low Grip — is offered. It can operate in fully automatic mode, or the driver can manipulate paddles behind the steering wheel to change gears. A conventional six-speed manual is also available. Safety Standard safety features include side-impact airbags, electronic brake-force distribution and traction control...
...The rear window is plastic, however. There's no shortage of quality on the inside. Italy is known for its fine leather products and sense of style, and the Spyder's cockpit is proof of this with its high-grade hides and attention to detail. The leather upholstery comes in 10 colors (the top comes in five different shades). A dip in the center of the dash echoes the signature Maserati grille, and the various controls are much easier to use compared with past Masers. Standard equipment includes power seats with driver memory, front and side airbags, and a trip computer. Also standard is the...
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...although most buyers of the new Maserati convertible and coupe are expected to opt for the Cambiocorsa unit. Ferrari has a similar transmission, and it's very popular. Larger Coupe Coming The four-seat coupe looks much like the Spyder because both were designed by Italy's famous Italdesign outfit. But the coupe is 8.7 inches longer and has a 104.7-inch wheelbase, compared to 96.1 inches for the Spyder. The coupe can seat four adults. Both models have so much power and comfort equipment that they weigh about 3,800 pounds. Superb Handling But the weight wasn't really felt much in my Spyder...
...Electronic rear-parking sensors are available. Under the Hood The Spyder's 4.2-liter V-8 develops 390 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. An electronically actuated six-speed-manual Cambiocorsa gearbox with four modes Normal, Sport, Automatic and Low Grip is offered. It can operate in fully automatic mode, or the driver can manipulate paddles behind the steering wheel to change gears. A conventional six-speed manual is also available. Safety Standard features include side-impact airbags, electronic brake-force distribution and traction control. All-disc antilock brakes were developed with the Brembo...
...A new Skyhook automatic-suspension-control system, claimed to be a first, was developed with Mannesmann-Sachs. Sensors constantly monitor the movement of the wheels and body, and a computer adapts damping according to driving and road-surface conditions. Interior Maserati promises ?lavish equipment levels for life on-board? the Spyder GT. Ten shades of leather upholstery are available in the handcrafted interior. Each seat has an integral head restraint, and power seats include driver memory. An information center in the console holds a 5.8-inch color display for the music system, trip...
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