About Maserati Spyder
After 11 years away from the North American market, Maserati returned with a bang in 2001 with the Spyder and its twin, the Coupe. Both the Maserati Spyder and Coupe are grand tourers with 4.2L V8 engines and a choice of six-speed manual or electrohydraulic manual transmission, but the Spyder is the sportier model with its two-seater, soft-top convertible design. This is a different Spyder from the Maserati Biturbo Spyder, the convertible version of the first production car with a twin-turbocharged engine. The last of the Biturbo Spyders came out in 1994 and carried a V6 engine that generated 225 horsepower. Its sporty design echoes in the Spyder produced in the 2000s. Although both the Maserati Spyder and Coupe share the same engine, transmission, suspension, safety equipment, and interior design, the Spyder is a little heavier thanks to its retractable roof. Even so, it is the faster car. To experience firsthand why Forbes magazine called the Maserati Spyder the best GT of 2001, search for one among the wide selection of cars available from trusted sellers on eBay.