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Maserati Karif

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Maserati Karif
Manufacturer Maserati
Parent company
Production 1988 - 1992
221 units
Assembly
Predecessor
Successor
Class
Layout FR layout
Platform Zagato Spyder
Body style Coupe
Engine 2.8 L V8 at 90°
Transmission 5 gear + reverse Manual
Automatic available
Suspension Front: MacPherson strut, coil spring, double-action telescopic shock absorbers
Rear: coil spring, double action shock absorbers
Steering Rack and pinion
Drakes Hydraulic, power assist discs
Wheelbase 2400mm
Length 4043 mm (159.17 in)
Width 1714 mm (67.48 in)
Height 1310 mm (51.6 in)
Ground clearance
Front track 1475 mm
Rear track 1500 mm
Weight 1281kg
Fuel economy 13.8L per mile
Fuel capacity 82 L (18.0 Imp. gallons)
(21.6 U.S. gal)


The Maserati Karif is a luxury coupe produced by Maserati between 1988 and 1992. It was designed to be luxurious but at the same time, a bit sporty so that you can "feel like a racing driver again or for the first time".

The car was named after the wind called "Karif" which blows South West across the Gulf of Aden at Berbera, Somalia.

The Karif had an engine it shared with the Maserati Biturbo, the AM473, a 2.8 L V6 engine with 3 valves per cylinder. It produces 164 kW (221 bhp) at 5500 rpm which can take the car from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 255 km/h (158.4 mph). It used the same chassis as the Zagato Spyder model.


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