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Maserati Indy (1969 - 1974)

Last updated 26 March 2013

Striking styling, seating for four (friends), excellent performance from that wonderful V8
For the ultimate thrills, you're better off with a two-seat Ghibli


The Maserati Indy was based on a shortened version of the Quattroporte’s chassis, but with a wider track. It looked like a proper supercar, and yet the Vignale-styled Indy had room for four, and a reasonably-sized luggage compartment. Compared with the Mexico it replaced, the Indy was a huge success, not least because of the way it looked, went, and sounded.

The 2+2 coupé also saw a change in Maserati construction technique, as the chassis and body were now welded (instead of bolted) together, described as a unitary body. None of that mattered on the road where, in 4.7-litre form, the Indy could exceed 160mph in the right conditions, making it one of the world’s fastest four-seater cars. As for the name, it was called the Indy to celebrate Maserati's victory in the Indianapolis 500.