Saturday, June 03, 2006

Maserati Indy

The 'Indy' name is in celebration of Maserati victories at the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940. This US market version was called the Indy America, and has a 4.7l V8 and 5-speed. 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and a top speed over 155mph.

Just over 1100 Indys were produced from 1969 to 1975. Initially it had a 4.2l engine. Later versions had a 4.7l and then 4.9l engine. The 4.9l model can be distinguished by an extra bonnet grille in front of the wipers. Surprisingly, the rear suspension uses a live axle and leaf springs.

The Indy is a proper 4 seater. There looked to be plenty of leg room in the back seat, plus room for luggage.


1 comment:

Ian said...

Actually the 4.9 engine was offered earlier. I have a '71 4.9 "America". The earlier cars do not have the 3rd grille in the hood.