Karif

1988 Maserati Karif - Biturbo - exterior of the classic car model
1989 Maserati Karif - Biturbo - interior of the classic car model

The Maserati Karif, presented at the Geneva Motor Show of 1988, was designed with sporting intent. It was powered by a 2.8-liter, twin-turbo engine, and its design was based on the shortened chassis of the Biturbo Spyder. The Karif’s 114 mm shorter wheelbase and greater torsional rigidity, thanks to the reinforced sills from the Spyder’s floorpan, lent further improvements to its performance and handling. The rear seats from the Biturbo were deleted, in favor of additional luggage space behind the front seats, making the Karif ideal for grand touring for two over long distances. The Karif gained a reputation for being a driver’s car, and only 221 examples found their way into the hands of true enthusiasts.

Data sheet Karif Karif cat.
Model code Tipo AM339Tipo AM339
Body type 2-door, 2+2 three-box coupé 2-door, 2+2 three-box coupé
DesignPierangelo AndreaniPierangelo Andreani
Production years1988 - 19911988 - 1991
Maserati eraDe TomasoDe Tomaso
Numbers produced221 (Karif&Karif cat.)221 (Karif&Karif cat.)
Chassis Monocoque steel constructionMonocoque steel construction
Dry weight1,281kg1,281kg
Engine configuration90° V6, three valves per cylinder (two intake, one exhaust), single overhead camshaft, twin-turbo90° V6, three valves per cylinder (two intake, one exhaust), single overhead camshaft, twin-turbo
Displacement2,790cc2,790cc
Maximum power 285hp @ 6,000rpm 225hp @ 5,500rpm
Top speed Over 255km/h 230km/h
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