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Performance Review: Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 - [2003]

Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 - [2003] image

Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 - [2003]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2003 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 4244 cc (258.9 ci) 32 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 177 mph (284.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.90 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 11.30 secs
  • Power: 390 bhp (290 kW) @ 7000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1720 kgs (3791 lbs)
  • Torque: 333 lb-ft (451.4 Nm) @ 4500 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.37 secs @ 102.3 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 226.7 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 193.6 lb-ft
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Maserati 4200 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2003. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2004 Westfield Sport 2000S and the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR FQ 400.This particular Maserati 4200 has a 4244cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

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Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

The 4200 shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 and the 2023 Ferrari SF 90 XX Spider 4.0 V8 Turbo. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the 4200's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1720 kgs (3791 lbs) this makes the Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 in the same weight category as the 2022 Mercedes AMG One 1.6 V6 Turbo Hybrid or the give or take 50kg.

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 6.2 V8 Petrol Hybrid C8 - [2024] image

The Maserati 4200 shares the same bhp with the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 6.2 V8 Petrol Hybrid C8 (369 bhp)

In terms of power the 4244cc 32V V8 engine produces 390 bhp (290 kW) @ 7000 rpm similar to the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 6.2 V8 Petrol Hybrid C8 (369 bhp) or the 2022 Lotus Emira First Edition 3.5 V6 Supercharged Auto (395 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V8 throws out 333 lb-ft (451.4 Nm) @ 4500 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2023 Porsche Boxster Spyder RS 4.0 982 (332 lb-ft) or the 2023 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 3.0 V6 Turbo (310 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Maserati 4200 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 997 - [2008] image

The 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 997 (251.6 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Maserati 4200.

The Maserati 4200 has a Power to weight ratio of 226.7 bhp per ton and 193.6 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2003 4200 competing with the 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 997 (251.6 bhp per ton) or the 2004 Audi A6 RS6 Avant Plus 4.2L V8 Twin Turbo (251.5 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Maserati 4200 generating around 193.6 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1997 Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM (218.4 lb-ft per ton) or the 1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STI V4 - Classic JDM (218.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.90 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.1 secs, this made the Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 as fast as the 2023 Toyota Corolla GR Morizo Edition 1.6 Turbo (4.90 secs) the 2022 Mini Cooper Countryman John Cooper Works 2.0 Turbo (4.90 secs) the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (4.90 secs) the or the 2020 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Touring (4.90 secs). This Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 is also faster than the 2023 Toyota Corolla GR Circuit Edition 1.6 Turbo (5.00 secs) the 2022 Toyota Corolla GR 1.6 Turbo (5.00 secs) the 2022 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 Turbo FL5 (5.00 secs) the and the 2020 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP (5.00 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the 4200 and the 2006 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

When talking about the performance of the Maserati 4200 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.37 secs @ 102.3 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2006 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro (13.32 secs), the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo GSR (13.32 secs), and the 2009 Volkswagen-VW Scirocco R 2.0 Turbo (13.33 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2003 version of the Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 has a maximum speed of 177mph.

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Top Speed of the 2003 4200 equals the 2023 BMW 3 Series M3 CS 3.0 Twin Turbo G80 (188 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2003 Maserati 4200 GT 4.2 V8 then how about the 2023 BMW 3 Series M3 CS 3.0 Twin Turbo G80 (188 mph), the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (188 mph), or the 2017 Mercedes GT AMG Roadster (188 mph).

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