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Maserati Biturbo (1981 - 1994)

Last updated 27 March 2013

A very affordable Maserati
All but the best are bangers, repair costs are the same as the older supercars


The 1981 Maserati Biturbo was solid proof that Alejandro DeTomaso wanted to take Maserati in a new - downward -- direction. Since 1976, the company had been developing a new small car that - it hoped - would combine Maserati's prestige with a realistic price tag to go fighting the BMW 3-Series.

At the heart of the new car was a new three valves per cylinder quad-cam 2-litre V6, which developed 180bhp thanks to its pair of turbos. The interior was plush – and its centrepiece clock was impressive and slightly chintzy. It was an interesting new direction for Maserati, although big sales were never forthcoming. The four-door 425, introduced in 1983, added appeal, and subsequently, it was this car that underpinned all future models until the arrival of the 3200GT.