Review: Maserati 4.2 V8 Spyder (2002 – 2007)


Rapid, luxury sports car with an uninterrupted view of the sky. Timing chain V8.

High running costs include hefty fuel consumption. Only two seats. Body structure could be stiffer.

Recently Added To This Review

3 August 2014

Needs timing belts replaced every 12,000 miles or every 3 years. Both the a/c condenser radiator and dryer are inaccessible, requiring a lot of dismantling to access, so failed a/c can be very expensive... Read more

12 January 2013

'Cambiocorsa' automated manual gave trouble on 40k mile 2004. Clutch replaced at cost of £3,000, but trouble continued. Need for new actuator diagnosed. Cost of that, plus set-up, by Maserati franchise... Read more

Maserati 4.2 V8 Spyder (2002 – 2007): At A Glance

Replaced 3200 Twin Turbo V6. Launched at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2001. Same Giorgetto Giugiaro body, but lost unique cureved rear light clusters.

Mas 4.2 Spyder Side 700

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Maserati 4.2 V8 Spyder (2002 – 2007): What's It Like Inside?

Length 4303 mm
Width 1822 mm
Height 1305 mm
Wheelbase 2440 mm

Full specifications

Standard equipment includes 18-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels, electronic traction control, a powerful Bosch 5.3 anti-lock braking system and a fully automatic powered hood in lightweight fabric, which folds into a separate compartment with no intrusion on boot space.

Inside, the Spyder has a full leather interior, air conditioning, remote central locking, powered seats with two memory settings on the driver's side, power lumbar seat adjustment and an electronic 'info centre' with a 5.8-inch colour display for climate, audio and trip computer controls. Still a bargain amongst Italian exotica. 

Child seats that fit a Maserati 4.2 V8 Spyder (2002 – 2007)

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Real MPG average for a Maserati 4.2 V8 Spyder (2002 – 2007)

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Average performance


Real MPG

13–16 mpg

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