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  Maserati Merak SS
1975 - 1983
Maserati Merak SS
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 1000 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V6
Capacity
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 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
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  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
3200 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
18.7 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £30000 - £70000
 
Profile

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.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
66% 64% 3% 4
Ranks 499 of 756 Ranks 534 of 756 Ranks 339 of 756 Ranks 365 of 756

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