Maserati Indy

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Maserati Indy
Maserati Indy America 4700 1.jpg
Manufacturer Maserati
Production 1969-1975
Designer Giovanni Michelotti at Vignale
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door 4-seater Coupé
Layout FR layout
Engine 4.2 litre (from 1970 also 4.7 litre - from 1973 4.9 Litre) V8, Four twin choke 42 DCNF Weber carburettors
Transmission ZF 5-speed manual
3-speed Borg-Warner automatic (to order)
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (100 in)
Length 4,740 mm (187 in)
Width 1,760 mm (69 in)
Height 1,220 mm (48 in)
Curb weight 1,680 kg (3,700 lb)

Named to celebrate Maserati's two victories at the Indy 500, the Maserati Indy (Tipo 116) first appeared in 1968, at the Salone dell'automobile di Torino as a prototype by Carrozzeria Vignale that was to replace the ageing Mexico and Quattroporte.

The production model was launched by Maserati at the Geneva Motor Show the following March. In 1969, the Indy was offered only with a 4.2 Litre V8. For the 1970-1972 model years, the Indy started sporting a 4.7 Litre engine alongside the 4.2. In 1972, Maserati added the Ghibli SS's 4.9 Litre V8 to the range, albeit downrated to 320 bhp compared to the Ghibli's 335 bhp and from 1973–1974, both the 4.2 and 4.7 Litre engines were supplanted by the 4.9. 1,104 Indys were produced (440 4.2, 364 4.7 and 300 4.9).