The Maserati Bora represented Maserati's attempt to join the brigade of mid-engine sports cars in the 1970's. It is a classic example of Italian design surrounding a powerful V8 engine.
The Maserati Bora was a two-seater coupe and was in production from 1971 to 1980, it had a top speed of 166mph.
Maserati struggled after being bought by De Tomaso in 1975, and the Bora was discontinued in 1980. The Bora had a twin, the Merak, which used the same bodyshell and a smaller Maserati V6 engine, also used in the Citroaen SM.
Photography by Tim Wallace.