Mumbai’s streets became the unexpected runway for India’s singular Maserati 3200 GT, dazzling in its stylish red. This rare gem of Italian engineering, a symbol of luxury and speed, was recently spotted cruising the bustling avenues of Mumbai, leaving onlookers in awe.
The Maserati 3200 GT, a grand tourer that has etched its name in the annals of automotive history, was produced by the legendary Italian car manufacturer Maserati from 1998 to 2002. Designed by the renowned Italdesign, under the visionary Giorgetto Giugiaro, this luxury coupé not only replaced the Shamal as Maserati’s flagship grand tourer but also continued the legacy of design excellence with interiors crafted to perfection by Enrico Fumia.
With a production run that saw 4,795 units grace the roads, the 3200 GT was unveiled in a spectacle of automotive grandeur in July 1998. The car’s introduction to the public and press was orchestrated by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, alongside Maserati racing legend Sir Stirling Moss and Giugiaro himself. Its debut at the 1998 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris was a momentous occasion, marking the beginning of a new chapter for Maserati.
Named the 3200 GT after a naming rights encounter with Volkswagen over the “Mistral” moniker, this masterpiece was powered by a formidable twin-turbocharged 3.2-litre V8 engine. Boasting 365 horsepower and achieving an astonishing 114 horsepower per litre, the 3200 GT’s performance is as impressive as its aesthetics. With a torque of 491 Nm, a top speed of 280 kmph, and an acceleration from 0-100 kmph in just 5.2 seconds, it’s no wonder this car has captured the hearts of automotive enthusiasts.
Though primarily sold in Europe, the Maserati 3200 GT in Mumbai stands as a testament to the timeless appeal and international allure of Maserati’s engineering marvels. As the city’s residents caught a glimpse of this red beauty, the Maserati 3200 GT reaffirmed its status not just as a car, but as a moving piece of art and engineering prowess, leaving an indelible mark on the streets of Mumbai and the hearts of those who witnessed its elegance.