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  Maserati Merak SS
1975 - 1983
Maserati Merak SS
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Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS Maserati Merak SS

Metric   Imperial
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 1000 
Type Conventional
Details V6
181 in3 
Max Power
220 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
200 lb/ft @4500rpm 
Power to Weight
154 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
140 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 74 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
143 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
7.6 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
3200 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
Tyres (F/R)
Fuel Capacity
18.7 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £30000 - £70000

Despite it's Giugiaro inspired supercar looks, the original 190 bhp Merak of 1972 was anything but a super performer. However, a change in ownership at Maserati from Citroen to De Tomaso was to change all that with the introduction of the SS in 1975.

The new model benefited from an increase in power to 200bhp with an accompanying modest rise in torque. Handling was improved by the introduction of wider wheels but stopping power remained a weak point due to the retention of the quirky Citroen hydraulic braking system. While performance was still not supercar hot, it at least made the Merak into a respectable performer.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
66% 64% 3% 4
Ranks 504 of 765 Ranks 540 of 765 Ranks 342 of 765 Ranks 368 of 765

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