With its stare inducing look and a powerful, responsive drivetrain that prompted Car and Driver to note ""Give this car the spurs and it's exhilarating,"" this 2006 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa would be a great acquisition for a true performance enthusiast who also appreciates unabridged luxury, as this car has both in abundance.
Clad in very sharp blue metallic paint, this Maserati is an eminently watchable example of Italian automotive styling. It's undeniably exotic, yet very refined and its performance-centric heritage is obvious at first glance - just take a look at the sharp, aerodynamic angle of the front windshield and the curved taper of the nose. It may have first set rubber to asphalt more than 12 years ago, but it still looks thoroughly current with its inspired design. The years appear to have been kind, as well - its magnetic paint being in very good form and offering a strong shine from all angles. That signature front grille and the side vents just behind the front wheels look just as they did when this car rolled off the showroom floor and all badging is on point.
The tan leather interior scores high marks for both luxury and ergonomics, with high-backed heated power bucket seats in front that are deeply bolstered for support during spirited cornering - offering all the opulence you'd expect from a Maserati. The blue carpeting lining the floor still looks fresh and offers a great contrast to the tan surfaces of the seating and dash area. While the Cambiocorsa's true appeal obviously doesn't center on its ability to handle passengers in back, it's certainly a feature that can come in handy and it's not there for novelty sake - the rear bench seat even sports a pair of bucket seat-like supports and offers a fold down armrest. The curved, two-tone dash area is still in great shape, with an assortment of distinctive blue gauges in the cluster and a fresh-looking dash pad on top. Look a little closer and you'll see that the speedometer goes all the way to 200mph - a subtle hint that this is no ordinary ride. Additional comfort and convenience features include power locks and windows, cruise control, air conditioning that's running strong and an AM/FM/CD stereo that teams with a trunk mounted multi-disc changer. Airbags placed on both the driver and passenger side are a welcome safety addition.
With Maserati's reputation for building in exhilarating performance, you'd rightfully expect some serious punch under the hood and you certainly won't be disappointed. The electronically fuel injected 4.2 liter V8 occupying the engine may be compact, but it's plenty powerful, topping out at a full 390 horsepower to propel this Cambiocorsa to easy sub 5 second 0-60 times. The look of the engine is absolutely world-class as well - a texture coated beige intake manifold sits in place of the more commonly encountered badged plastic casing. The F1 transmission sitting behind the powerplant allows you to bypass the automatic transmission when you so choose to get more ""hands on"" via a pair of paddle shifters mounted on the column. As Car and Driver noted of the engine, ""it's ferocious and unexpectedly torquey"" and in addition, it sends a great bass note out of its dual exhaust. The power steering has a nice, live feel and is very responsive, while the power disc brakes at all four corners feature generously proportioned calipers and bring things to a stop very quickly when called upon. This magnetic Italian icon rolls on a set of 19"" stock Maserati wheels wearing Ventus V12 Evo2 tires.
This 2006 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa is a coveted Italian performance machine with style in abundance. Call today!