Maserati, 1970, Indy America 4700

Maserati “Indy America 4700”, Vignale, 1970.

Driven by Wilbur Shaw, the Maserati 8 CTF won the 1939 Indianapolis 500 and Maserati was the first European (and Italian) car company to win it after Peugeot in 1914. The little Bolognese firm succeeded in what Fiat, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, and Bugatti failed to.

The same car, driven again by Wilbur Shaw, won the 1940 edition too and entered the automobile legend as the first car that won the most important American race twice in a row.

To remember these triumphs, Maserati called “Indy” its new 4200 cc car introduced at the 1968 Turin Motor Show. The Indy was the obvious evolution of the Mexico, a fastback coupé with enough room for four people.

During the production years, the most important modifications concerned the engine; in 1970 it was enlarged to 4.700 cc and the car got the name Indy America; from 1973 on, only the 4.9 liter version (the same unit already fitted to the Ghibli SS) remained available.

The Indy was a good commercial success and kept being produced under the new Citroen administration that later took over the Modenese company.




Marque: Maserati
Model: Indy
Cylinder number / Capacity: 8 a V/4719 cc
Power: 290 bhp at 5200 rpm
Speed: 260 kph
Weight: 1550 kg
Length: 474 cm
Width: 176 cm
Height: 122 cm
Year: 1970
Numbers Built: 1.104
Marque: Vignale
Type: Coupé 2 doors 4 seats
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