Maserati Karif (1988 – 1992) Review

Maserati Karif (1988 – 1992) At A Glance


+Fast and fun to drive

-Truncated look does it no favours

The Maserati Karif was introduced to take the Biturbo further upmarket, offering higher performance and excellent handling from what was essentially a theme based on the Biturbo. The Karif used the Spyder's shortened platform, which did the styling no favours whatsoever.

But it was fast - and for Maserati, that was all that mattered. I was powered by a 2.8-litre quad-cam V6 with three-valves per cylinder and a maximum power output of 285bhp. 0-60mph time was 4.8 seconds and the maximum speed was a distinnctly un-Biturbo-like 158mph. Forgotten now by all but a few enthusiasts.