|Body style||no-door 2-seater mid-engined supercar|
|Engine||90º 1996cc mid-engined V6, 4-ohc, 24-valve, electronic fuel injection, twin water-cooled IHI turbochargers|
|Power||316 bhp at 7200 rpm and 275-lb ft at 4250 rpm|
|Transmission||ZF 6-speed transaxle, Rear wheel drive|
|Aka||Barchetta Corsa (racing)|
Barchetta Stradale (road)
Fifteen units of the racing model were produced at de Tomaso factory in Modena, plus two prototypes (one racing-corsa, one street-stradale). It featured a mid-engine V6 AM501 Maserati biturbo engine 1996cc (red intake manifold for the Corsa) an evolution of the AM490 (black intake manifold used for the Stradale), a central frame holding an integral fuel tank and a very light glass fiber/carbon fiber spyder body, accelerating the car to about 180mph. The development of a road version was stopped at a late stage. Today some racing cars hold a road title in Europe, after minor modifications to allow road compatibility.
The racing series Grantrofeo Barchetta was held 1992 and 1993. It has featured sixteen races total, most of them in Italy.
The central-frame concept was survived on the De Tomaso Guarà, but the frame was around 13 in longer because it was engined by a longer V8.
This was thought as a way to inject much needed excitement and enthusiasm for the carmake whose reputation had been badly ruined by years of producing unreliable products, eventually culminating in Maserati's withdrawal from the North American market.
It is also true that the amount of delicate maintenance necessary to take care of these high output small engine was not compatible with the auto repair industry in several territories.
This model has become a collector item valued at several time its introduction price.
|1950-1969||A6 | 3500 | 5000 GT | Mistral | Quattroporte I | Sebring | Mexico | Ghibli I|
|1970-1979||Khamsin | Bora | Indy | Merak | Quattroporte II | Quattroporte III | Kyalami|
|1980-1999||Biturbo | Spyder I | Quattroporte III Royale | Shamal | 220 | 228 | 420 | 430 |Karif | Barchetta | Ghibli II | Quattroporte IV | 3200 GT|
|2000-present||Coupé-Cabrio | Coupe | Spyder II | Gran Sport | Quattroporte V | MC12 | Gran Turismo|
|Racing Vehicles||26M · 8C · V8RI · 8CM · 8CLT · 8CTF · 8CL · 6CM · 4CL/4CLT · A6GCM · 150S · Tipo 63 · Tipo 65 · 250F · 200S · 250S · 300S · 350S · 450S · Tipo 61 "Birdcage" · Tipo 151 · Tipo 154 · MC12 GT1 · Trofeo|
|Concept Cars||Boomerang · Birdcage 75th|
|Fiat Group brands||Abarth | Alfa Romeo | Autobianchi | Ferrari | Fiat | Lancia | Innocenti | Maserati|
|Maserati S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1993, road car timeline, 1950s–present|
|Ownership||Orsi family||Citroën||De Tomaso||Fiat S.p.A.|
|Luxury||Quattroporte||QP II||QP III||QP IV||QP V|
|GT||A6||3500 GT||Sebring||228||Ghibli II|
|5000 GT||Ghibli||Khamsin||Shamal||3200 GT||Coupé||GT|