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Performance Review: Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo - [1991]

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Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo - [1991]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1991 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 1996 cc (121.8 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V6
  • Aspiration: Twin Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 190 mph (305.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.6 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.8 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 306 bhp (228 kW) @ 6250 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 860 kgs (1895 lbs)
  • Torque: 290 lb-ft (393.1 Nm) @ 4500 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 11.67 secs @ 117.3 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 355.8 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 337.2 lb-ft
Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo - [1991] image

Maserati Barchetta Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1991. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1991 Jaguar XJ R-15 6.0 V12 and the 1992 Bugatti EB110 SuperSport.This particular Maserati Barchetta has a 1996cc Twin Turbo Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a V formation.

Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo - [2014] image

Alternative Petrol V6's includes the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo

The Barchetta shares its Petrol V6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo and the 2015 Radical RXC Turbo 500 3.5 V6. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Barchetta'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 860 kgs (1895 lbs) this makes the Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo in the same weight category as the 2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer or the give or take 50kg.

KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo - [2021] image

The Maserati Barchetta shares the same bhp with the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp)

In terms of power the 1996cc 24V V6 engine produces 306 bhp (228 kW) @ 6250 rpm similar to the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp) or the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (306 bhp).

The Twin Turbo V6 throws out 290 lb-ft (393.1 Nm) @ 4500 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (295 lb-ft) or the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (311 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

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

Lexus LFA Nurburgring - [2011] image

The 2011 Lexus LFA Nurburgring (380.4 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Maserati Barchetta.

The Maserati Barchetta has a Power to weight ratio of 355.8 bhp per ton and 337.2 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1991 Barchetta competing with the 2011 Lexus LFA Nurburgring (380.4 bhp per ton) or the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 6.3L V12 (379.8 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 Barchetta generating around 337.2 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 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (361.1 lb-ft per ton) or the 2000 Ultima GTR 5.7 (360.8 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.6 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.8 secs, this made the Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo as fast as the 2021 BMW 2 Series M240i 3.0 Cabrio Turbo F23 (4.6 secs) the 2020 Audi A3 S3 Saloon (4.6 secs) the 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD (4.6 secs) the or the 2018 Audi A3 S3 Saloon (4.6 secs). This Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo is also faster than the 2020 KIA Stinger GT 3.3 V6 Turbo AWD (4.7 secs) the 2020 KIA Stinger GT2 3.3 V6 Turbo (4.7 secs) the 2020 KIA Stinger GT 3.3 V6 Turbo (4.7 secs) the and the 2019 Audi A4 S4 TDI 3.0 V6 (4.7 secs).

Subaru Impreza WRX STI 320R - Saloon - [2011] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Barchetta and the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 320R - Saloon

When talking about the performance of the Maserati Barchetta on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 11.67 secs @ 117.3 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 320R - Saloon (11.61 secs), the 2005 Aston-Martin Vantage V8 (11.64 secs), and the 2012 Porsche Boxster S 3.4L (11.64 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1991 version of the Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo has a maximum speed of 190mph.

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Top Speed of the 1991 Barchetta equals the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO 5.2 V10 RWD Spyder (201 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1991 Maserati Barchetta Stradale 2.0 V6 Biturbo then how about the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO 5.2 V10 RWD Spyder (201 mph), the 2020 Audi R8 5.2 V10 (201 mph), or the 2019 Audi R8 5.2 V10 RWD (201 mph).

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