The Maserati Barchetta was a design never intended for road use, but instead, developed for a single-make championship that was held on various racetracks across Italy and Europe during 1993. The Barchetta had a single backbone chassis made from aluminum, expanding on a new technology that had been developed for the Chubasco prototype. The centrally mounted engine was a 2.0-liter, 24-valve V6 that developed 315 hp, while its wheel geometry was Formula 1-style and the body was made from composite and carbon fiber. With a total weight of only 1,700 pounds, performance was outstanding. A road-going version was considered but never developed, due to homologation challenges.
|Model code||Tipo THB CMM|
|Body type||Composite and carbon-fibre two-seater barchetta-style sports car|
|Design||Carlo Gaino (Synthesis Design)|
|Production years||1992 - 1993|
|Maserati era||De Tomaso|
|Chassis||Aluminium and composite honeycomb backbone chassis|
|Dry / kerb weight||775kg|
|Engine configuration||90° V6, 24 valves, double overhead camshaft, twin-turbo|
|Maximum power||315hp @ 7,250rpm|
|Top speed||Over 300km/h|
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