GTP Cool Wall: 1976-1983 Maserati Kyalami

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1976-1983 Maserati Kyalami


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Poll 1315: 1976-1983 Maserati Kyalami nominated by Snikle
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Body style: 2dr Coupe
Engine: 4.2L V8, 4.9L V8
Power: 261 hp (4.2), 276 hp (4.9)
Torque: 289 lb-ft
Weight: 1670 kg
Transmission: 5-speed ZF manual, 3-speed BorgWarner automatic
Drivetrain: FR
Country: Italy
Additional Information: Based on the DeTomaso Longchamp, but restyled by Pietro Frua to give it a distinct Maserati feel - Top speed of 149 mph - The Maserati has better performance than the automatic-only Longchamp it was based on - Only 200 units built
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I really like the looks of this car (Better than the Longchamp it's based on), so I'm going SZ, although I can understand how other people might not like the looks. I guess I just have a thing for forgotten Italian cars.
 

JohnBM01

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It seems Meh to me. Very nice looking car, but I am not known away by it in any sort of way. Meh-serati...
 

EngieDiesel

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Wikipedia paints a very interesting history to this car. It's a restyle of the Longchamp, which is a two-door derivative of the Deauville, which is a chassis sibling to the Quattroporte III. So in a roundabout way, it's a Maserati rebadge of... another Maserati.

Man, cars are weird.

I'll toss it a Cool, just because I like cars with strange histories to them.
 

TheCracker

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I think the single shot above makes it look a lot longer than it actually is. From other angles it appears much more compact.

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Its makes an interesting segue between what people expected a 70's Maserati to look like and how un-Maserati looking the Biturbo, and it's close relatives, appeared to most observers in the 80's (and probably still now). Cool.

meh as that front end reminds me of a lancia delta

'cause late 70's Giugiaro.
 
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An Italian coupe, yay! Better looking than a Longchamp, more yay! Not having an Italian engine lets things down though.
 

EngieDiesel

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An Italian coupe, yay! Better looking than a Longchamp, more yay! Not having an Italian engine lets things down though.
Actually, it does! Instead of the Ford V8 the Longchamp had, the Kyalami uses a quad-cam Maserati engine. It was the last car to use said engine, in fact.
 
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MisterWaffles

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I'm not sure if I think this car deserves the name of the race track, but I think the car itself is cool enough.