1971 / 1978
After the triumph of the Ghibli, Maserati turned once again to Giorgetto Giugiaro and his brand new Italdesign studio to design the new model, whose name recalls a strong breeze well known to the east of the Adriatic coast. Pietro Frua also proposed a full-scale model. Not only was Giugiaro’s design more modern, it was also perfectly aligned with the other models in the range. The body was manufactured by Officine Padane in Modena. The 5-speed ZF gearbox was mounted on an auxiliary chassis with rear suspension. Given that Maserati was part of Citroën at the time, the Bora inherited some parts from the French manufacturer: the brakes, retractable lights, driver’s seat and pedal adjustment were hydraulic. Its 310 bhp (300 bhp for the US market because of emissions restrictions) enabled it to reach a top speed of 260 km/h.