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2002 Maserati Coupe V8 Exotic Car


The Maserati Coupe has elegant styling with a Ferrari-derived V8 — and it comes from a time when Maserati still made exciting, exotic cars. Today I’m reviewing this Maserati Coupe, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’ll also get behind the wheel and review the driving experience.

source.image: Doug DeMuro

The Maserati Coupé and Spyder (Tipo M138) are a series of grand tourers produced by Italian automaker Maserati from 2001 to 2007. The two nameplates refer to the four-seater coupé and two-seater convertible models, respectively.

The design of both models was based on the preceding 3200 GT, which was not sold in the US. Due to the confusing nature of the names “Maserati Coupé” and “Maserati Spyder” (which could refer to any coupé or convertible Maserati has made) the Coupé and Spyder are both commonly referred to as the 4200 GT, which is an evolution of the prior model name and a reference to the increase in engine displacement from 3.2 L to 4.2 L.


The Maserati Coupé and Spyder utilise the same vehicle systems – engine, transmission, suspension, and interior driver and front passenger controls and safety equipment. Their performance specifications are almost identical, with some reviewers claiming that the Coupé has better performance due to its lesser weight and more rigid body structure,  while others measured faster performance from the Spyder.