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Maserati Merak SS

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Maserati Merak SS

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2965 cm3 / 180.9 cu in / 180.9 cu in, 155.1 kW / 208.0 hp / 208.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 255.0 N·m / 188.1 lb·ft / 188.1 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaseratiIssued from1974
ModelMerak SSIssued until
SerieMerakNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMaseratiCountryIT

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4343 mm / 171.0 in / 171.0 inTotal (curb) weight1400 kg / 3086 lb / 3086 lb
Width1784 mm / 70.2 in / 70.2 inDry weight
Height1149 mm / 45.2 in / 45.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2604 mm / 102.5 in / 102.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1454 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.74 m2 / 18.8 sq ft / 18.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMaseratiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore91.6 mm / 3.61 in / 3.61 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply3 We carbsEngine displacement2965 cm3 / 180.9 cu in / 180.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity494.17 cm3/cylinder / 30.156 cu in/cylinder / 30.156 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power155.1 kW / 208.0 hp / 208.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque255.0 N·m / 188.1 lb·ft / 188.1 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)62.0 kW / 83.2 hp / 83.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.150 bhp/cu in / 1.150 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.0 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.37

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio148.6 kW/ton / 112.6 bhp/ton / 112.6 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 time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Maserati Merak SS

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