Following the tradition of naming its models after strong winds, Maserati revealed the Khamsin at the 1972 Turin Auto Salon, where its superb looks drew strong praise from all observers. After a two year gestation period, when Maserati was owned by Citroen, the new car entered production in 1974, where it met head on with its competition, Lamborghini’s Espada and the Aston Martin V8.
The design, as anyone would expect, was the work of Marcello Gandini, the genius who was chief of Bertone’s Designing Company. This specific car was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.
Built year: 1976
Engine type / cc: V8 / 4,930cc
Engine output: 320bhp / 5,500rpm
Top speed: 240 km/h
Number produced: 352