Random Snap>> Maserati Shamal On Gt4s

Here is another interesting car I spotted on my recent visit to the Daikoku PA. The Maserati Shamal is a pretty rare sight in any country, so seeing one fitted with what look like bronze Nismo LM GT4s (built by Rays Engineering) instantly got my attention. Stance wise it was pretty spot on, it could have maybe sat a little lower but the offset was just right. Made the whole car stand out even more. This is another one that get my thumbs up!

-Dino Dalle Carbonare

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1

Those are the weirdest rear fenders I have seen in a long time.

2

That looks awesome.

3

This car looks so awesome. Just love it.

4

That's a Maserati Shamal. Looks agressive!

5

one of the finest italian youngtimer. the problem is only the trustworthy of them.

6

Easiest way to spot one is the "Shamal" plate on the rear pillar.

7

my dads mate picked up a old run down one on these about ten years ago and never got round to fixing it up and that photo second one av eva seen in my life.

8

dave: those fenders are inspired by bertone... think countach wheel arches

9

It is not a Ghibli, the rear fenders of a Ghibli are not as wide as these. Like Arnoud and Bryan stated, its a Shamal. You could have read this yourself while it says so between the front and rear window... A Ghibli might be pretty rare, the Shamal is even more exclusive. I love the design of both cars. What a shame that Maserati's from that period are technically crappy cars, way to much horsepower on the front wheels with a bi-turbo system that kicks in like crazy. A friend of mine had a Ghibli, he totalled it because he placed his foot on the gas pedal while entering a roundabout, the car decided to go over instead of around it!

10

Well spotted, my bad, but they are very similar looking cars;)

12

awesome looking car. i know of one pretty local to me in the UK - funnily enough its in a Japanese import dealer. last time i was there it was hidden at the back behind some evos and an R34.

13

Gimme those wheels.

14

The Shamal has the Gandini signature rear fenders, and is as all Maseratis rwd - the V8 twin turbo´s torque is killing the differential if abused, the rest is quit reliable if well look after.

I have had 3 Ghibli´s a 3200gt and a 430 all with no problems what so ever, treat them right and it´s fine.



A nice alternative to boring German cars.

15

The lip in the front and the seats are also not original, the original seats are are weird an cool as the car itself.

16

I LOVE the look of the FIAT-era Maseratis, especially the Shamal, thank you x10000 for finding this Dino! more Daikoku PA! hahaha

17

Fantastic looking car! And the wheel combo?!?! :-)

18

This is the era when Maserati's were garbage.

19

This car looks amazing!!! One of my track buddies races a prepped Shamal, and he loves it. Dino, you Daikoku PA pics are amazing, we need a feature please!!

20

Love that car. Any luck on a desktop on the first foto. pLEASE

21

See now this thing deserves the Speedhunters attention. Doesn't matter what model it is, a Maserati is always quite awsome.

22

really cool!!!!!!!!!!!

23

really cool!!!!!!!!!!!

24

reminds me of an older version of a fiat Coupe

25

looks odd as hell

26

A tastefully modified Maserati parked on the Daikoku... this post is awesome.



Please, post more pictures about this car heaven. :)

27

the amount of facial expresions i went thru looking at this is astounding

28

Lol i saw one of these exact cars in Perth yesterday on the way home from work. Sounded awesome as he FLEW past me!

29

Awesome looking car! Those must be the weirdest stock fenders I've seen in a long while!

30

it kinda looks like a r32 gtr in the second pic

31

True undergourd slammer no excuse that is a look!!!!

32

the wheels may look like nismo lmgt4 by rays, but to be precise they are actually more like ralliart evolution r-01 by rays or mazdaspeed ms-01s

33

like most older italian machinery they need proper looking after and they are fine

34

There are several Shamals in Japan, many of which have been modified for track use:



A few vids of Shamals on the track here:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6GCw6BRHiw



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnic155wzog



Here two Shamals vs a Maserati MC12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PBeKZrOz0

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