Maserati Bora

This page looks at the Maserati Bora,

This was Maserati’s response to the success of the success of the mid-engined Lamborghini Miura.

Maserati Bora, photo by Mr.choppers
Maserati Bora, photo by Mr.choppers

The Bora was built from 1971 to 1978 and it came in two engine sizes:

  • 4.7 litre V8 was made throughout the period with 289 cars produced.
  • 4.9 litre V8 was made from 1974 to 1978 and in total 275 cars were produced.

The good looking car was again designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign and it provided remarkably practical for a mid-engined supercar. It was first shown at Geneva in 1971.

The dimensions are:

  • Length 4,335 mm (170.7 in)
  • Width 1,768 mm (69.6 in)
  • Height 1,134 mm (44.6 in)
  • Wheelbase 2,600 mm (102.4 in)
  • Curb weight 1,830 kg (4,034 lb)

How Big Is A Mid-Engined Sports Car?

Motoring Videos

1971 Bora

A series of still photographs turned into a short video.

James May did a very complimentary film about the Bora on Top Gear. Unfortunately I can’t find a copy of it to present here but he argued that it was a 70s supercar that you could still use every day.

Scale Models Of The Maserati Bora

I’ve seen the following models offered for sale:

  • 1:43 Atlas
  • 1:43 Ixo
  • 1:43 Matchbox
  • 1:43 Minichamps

I can’t understand why there isn’t a 1:18 model of the Bora.

I’ve made it easy for you to check what models are available at what price from these websites:

eBay

Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Collectable Diecast – a specialist model retailer in America

Please check the search results carefully and change the criteria if necessary.

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