The result was a new 90 degree V6. A compact design that was not simply a Maserati V8 of the era with two cylinders cut off like it is commonly believed, but a bespoke design. A compromise Maserati had to accept to take advantage of existing investments in tooling. Originally a 2.7 liter design fueled by carburetors (more about those on a separate post), it evolved into a 3.0 liter fuel injected version in later years. Although it had a very short production run, a derivative of this beauty lived beyond the SM in the Maserati Merak. Another icon of the 1970's
- Machined from a single piece of Aluminum for maximum strength.
- A wet liner design.
- Block length: (12.2 in / 310 mm)
- Cross-flow hemispherical aluminum heads.
- Four main bearings.
- Bore x Stroke = 87 x 75mm.
- Displacement = 2670cc.
- 9.0:1 compression.
- Triple Weber downdraft 42 DCNF twin choke carburetors (Fuel injection in later versions)
- Developing 170bhpDIN (180bhp SAE) @ 6250rpm.
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Power Output Curve
The Parts (source)
The whole package ready to power the SM.
Sa Majeste putting that marvelous V6 to work.