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Maserati Karif
Maserati
aka
Production 1988 - 1992
221 units
Class Grand Tourer
Body Style Coupe
Length 159.17 in
Width 67.48 in
Height 51.6 in
Wheelbase 94.48 in
Weight curb: 1281 kg
Transmission 5-speed and reverse Manual
Automatic (optional)
Engine 2.8 litre 90° V8
Power 221 hp @ 5500 rpm
Similar
Designer

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The Karif has a 2.8 litre V6 engine with 3 valves per cylinder. It produces 164 kW (221 bhp) at 5500 rpm which can take the car from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 255 km/h (158.4 mph).<ref name="supercars"/>

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