The 3200 GT was announced in July 1998 and was presented to the press in September by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, in the presence of veteran Maserati racing driver Sir Stirling Moss and Giorgetto Giugiaro. The car made its public debut at the October 1998 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris.
The 3200 GT was powered by the twin-turbocharged, 32-valve, dual overhead cam 3.2-litre V8 engine featured in the Quattroporte Evoluzione, rated at 370 PS (272 kW; 365 hp) against the Quattroporte’s 335 PS (246 kW; 330 hp) and achieved 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) per litre. The manual transmission model was produced until 2001.
The tail-lights consisted of LEDs arranged in the shape of a boomerang. The outer layer of the ‘boomerang’ provided the brake light, with the inner layer providing the directional indicator. This was the world’s first car with LED taillights. Deliveries started in March 1999. In total 2,689 manual GT models were produced.
In 1999, an automatic transmission equipped model of the 3200 GT became available, either referred to as 3200 GT Automatica or 3200 GTA. Introduced at the March 1999 Geneva Motor Show, it was equipped with a 4-speed conventional torque converter automatic transmission.
Engine output remained unchanged, though the engine was set up specifically for the automatic transmission; according to Maserati, the weight increase over the manual gearbox was limited to 30 kg (66 lb), for a 1,620 kg (3,571 lb) total kerb weight. In Italy the Automatica commanded a 7 million Lire premium over the 3200 GT’s 149.5 million Lire list price. This model was produced until 2002. In June 1999 the 1,000th 3200 GT left the factory. In total 2,106 GTA cars were produced.
Two Units Available:
1 unit – Manual
1 unit – Automatic