In 2002, Maserati launched the Maserati Spyder, based on the 3200 GT, which is not sold in the United States. Both models have a 4.2 L normally aspirated engine that produces 390 hp (291 kW). The maximum speed is 177 mph (285 km / h), while the 0-60 time is 4.9 seconds. The Maserati Spyder V8 engine was designed by the Ferrari, but built by Maserati. Has variable valve timing only in the inlet side, while a highly developed version of this engine was used in the F430 variable valve timing in both sides of inlet and outlet.
The Maserati Spyder was first unveiled to the public at the 2001 Frankfurt Auto Show. He made his American debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2002 after its launch, the Maserati Spyder became the first Maserati sold in the United States since 1990.; Coupe was released shortly after. They are also the first Maserati to have a normally aspirated V8. Maserati has been producing twin turbo engines for 20 years before the publication of the 2002 Coupe and Spyder.
Both sports cars are available in two transmissions: GT, which is the traditional manual or Cambiocorsa, wherein upshift and downshift paddles are mounted on the steering wheel; This is to simulate the Formula One driving. The Maserati Spyder is designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign. Spyder 96.1-in. 8.6 wheelbase is shorter than the coupe inches. The Maserati Spyder seats two and four seat coupe.
Both models include an optional computer controlled automatic damping called “Skyhook” high-performance Brembo brakes and the information center that combines audio and climate controls is difficult to use system. A navigation system and global positioning speakerphone are available as options. Both came standard with 15-spoke alloy wheels 18 inches in 2002, but after 2003 most had five radios optional sport tires. Maserati offers a range of exterior colors and ten colors, leather interior; Five colors are also available for the Spyder hood. Maserati owners can even order custom Maserati luggage, made ??to match the interiors of their cars.