2012 Maserati Quattroporte S and Sport GT S (4.7 l, M139, MY13) received a Power Increase package along with the new GranTurismo Sport. Thanks to optimising the engine mapping, increasing the valve overlap above 5,500 rpm thanks to VVT system and optimal use of timing advance. All this resulted in increased performance in SPORT mode above 5,500 rpm (+10 PS and +20 Nm). New F136 YR and YT engine codes were assigned to this update. Production of M139 also ceased in 2012.
As You may know I’m very active on Wikipedia. One of the pages that I have created is a timeline template for TVR in 2013.
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New performance table on wikipedia, collecting all the important performance data on Kappa saloon, SW and Coupé.
Still couple of missing data that will be corrected soon.
The 8C Competizione (production) has a unique platform that shares several components with the Maserati Granturismo and MC Stradale.
The engine was dry sump (disputed – 2 owners manuals point to wet sump, also there is a regular oil dipstick same as on Maserati 4.7).
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There was a rumour that Giulietta (tipo 116) 1.3 engine was originally intended for GTA 1300 Junior.
Both those cars had oversquare engines with 67.5 mm stroke. GTA 1300 Junior engine was based on 1.6 Twin Cam modified with shorter stroke. Interstingly both 1.3 Twin Cam engines from Giulia Sprint era had 1,290 cc capacity (original from 74 mm bore and 75 mm stroke and GTA Junior from 78 mm bore and 67.5 mm stroke).
Giulietta 1.3, introduced in 1977, had 80 mm bore and 67.5 mm stroke to capacity of 1,357 cc. Centro Documentazione informed me that: “there aren’t any links between the two projects”. Still not only this Giulietta was the only model to have this unusual engine it still produced 95 PS and 120 Nm. It was produced over 2 series till 1983 with total of 50.890 examples made.
New tables, first one deduced from both sides based on the series-specific production data from the other, with still 1 example missing. Looks like first examples of FL MY ’80 were in fact made by the end of ’79. Updated on wikipedia. Also a fun fact: both cars were designed by Pininfarina, but apparently only coupé by Mr Brovarone.
From Lancia: A story of technological innovation in the car industry:
Gamma Coupé, Number produced: 7,089 units (from 1976 to 1984)
Gamma Berlina 2.0 830AB2
Gamma Berlina 2.5 830AB
Gamma Berlina 2.5 i.e. 830AB4
Gamma Coupé 2.0 830AC2
Gamma Coupé 2.5 830AC
Gamma Coupé 2.5 i.e 830AC4
2.5 i.e.: 830A4.000
is… 147kW (200CV)
9 documents provided by manufacturer regarding the CORRECT GTV/Spider V6 TB power, both Phase 1 and Phase 2. All state 147kW (200CV) not 148 not 149. It does not matter if You found a journalist or a register that provides other information. MANUFACTURER states 147kW. See brochures, owner’s manual, workshop manual, press kit.
Also on Wikipedia the entry, edited by me, states 147kW, so untill a hard evidence is provided this value will not be changed.
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