maserati biturbo

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(Spotted in portland on highway 26 east) When Alessandro de Tomaso acquired Maserati in 1976, he had ambitious plans for the marque. His plan was to combine the prestige of the Maserati brand with a sports car that would be more affordable than the earlier high-priced models that had traditionally made up the Maserati range. In fact, Maserati ceased making supercars like the ones developed under Citro├źn ownership altogether, like the Bora and Khamsin. The Biturbo was initially a strong seller and brought Italian prestige to a wide audience, with sales of about 40,000 units. Sales figures fell in subsequent years, until de Tomaso sold the company to Fiat. Biturbo is number 28 in the BBC book of “Crap Cars” and is Time Magazine’s worst car of 1984. (from wikipedia)

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One Response to “maserati biturbo”

  1. Alex Says:

    Hey, that’s me driving! This is a fun car. Definitely not a track car but very nice on Skyline or Germantown road with the top down. The early 80s cars had a lot of problems which is too bad because the cars improved in the late 80s and then stopped being sold in the US. Oh well. Now it’s an oddity, and I wonder if I have the only 1987 Spyder in Portland.

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