Maserati Kubang GT Wagon

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For the 2011 concept, see the Maserati Kubang.
Maserati Kubang GT Wagon
Overview
ManufacturerMaserati
Production2003 (Concept car)
AssemblyItaly
DesignerGiorgetto Giugiaro ItalDesign
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutF4 layout
PlatformAudi A8[1]
RelatedMaserati Kubang, Maserati Levante
Powertrain
Engine3.2 L AM 585 V8 (twin-turbocharged petrol)[1]
Transmission6-speed Electrohydraulic manual transmission[2]
Dimensions
Length4,984 mm (196.2 in)
Width1,942 mm (76.5 in)
Height1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Chronology
SuccessorMaserati Kubang

The Maserati Kubang GT Wagon is a 2003 concept car unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.[2] Designed by ItalDesign Giugiaro, it was presented under the Maserati brand which was then owned by Ferrari. In accordance with Maserati's naming tradition, the Kubang is named after a Javanese wind.[3]

Development[edit]

The Kubang GT was developed using the floorplan of the Audi A8, and Maserati hoped for it to be produced in collaboration with Audi.[1] It was designed to use the 90° V8 engine from the Maserati 3200 GT, producing 368 horsepower at 6250 rpm. Due to the agreement with Audi never being sealed, the Kubang GT was never developed past the concept stage. In 2011, Maserati built the Kubang concept as an evolution of the GT Wagon.

Features[edit]

Alongside sporty characteristics such as a 48/52% weight distribution and a low center of gravity[3], the GT Wagon featured a modular interior design. The interior accommodated 5 occupants (2 front seats + a rear bench seat), or 4 occupants in the “Executive” configuration. The interior could also be fitted with a third row of seats.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cancellieri, Gianni (2015). Maserati All the Cars. Giorgio Nada Editore. pp. 270–271. ISBN 8879116096.
  2. ^ a b "2003 Maserati Kubang GT Wagon - Images, Specifications and Information". Ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. ^ a b c "The Maserati Kubang concept car is a versatile yet effective car". Italdesign. Retrieved 2018-10-17.