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Maserati Ghibli SS

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4930 cm3 / 300.8 cu in / 300.8 cu in, 249.8 kW / 335.0 hp / 335.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 480.0 N·m / 354.0 lb·ft / 354.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaseratiIssued from1972
ModelGhibli SSIssued until
SerieGhibliNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMaseratiCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerGhiaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4684 mm / 184.4 in / 184.4 inTotal (curb) weight1350 kg / 2976 lb / 2976 lb
Width1791 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1161 mm / 45.7 in / 45.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance175 mm / 6.9 in / 6.9 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.0 sq ft / 19.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMaseratiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.9 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supply4 We 40 DCNL 5 carbsEngine displacement4930 cm3 / 300.8 cu in / 300.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity616.25 cm3/cylinder / 37.606 cu in/cylinder / 37.606 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power249.8 kW / 335.0 hp / 335.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque480.0 N·m / 354.0 lb·ft / 354.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.7 kW/l / 1.113 bhp/cu in / 1.113 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sPower-to-weight ratio248.2 kW/ton / 188.0 bhp/ton / 188.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time16.40 s / 16.40 s / 16.40 s (top 102 km/h / 63 mph / 63 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.9Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontPirelli 205 VR 15Tyres rearPirelli 205 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Maserati Ghibli SS

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