Originally designed to compete with the Lamborghini Miura, the Maserati Bora was produced from 1971 to 1980, when it retired with all honors. It is perhaps the most complete Maserati ever built, representing everything that great Italian cars should be.
Powered by a 4.7, then a 4.9 liter V8 engine producing up to 320 horsepower, it could reach the incredible speed of 160 mph, or 280 km/h, and reach 60 mph in as little as 6.5 seconds. As a true testament to the quality and refinement of this car, is is reported that driver and passenger could maintain a normal conversation at speeds up to 240 km/h, because of the great noise insulation and aerodynamic design.
At the time, Maserati was owned by the French company Citroen, which enthusiastically lent their expertise for the suspension, brakes and razor sharp steering, making the Maserati not only eyeball-squishingly fast, but also incredibly agile and fun to drive.