1978 Maserati Bora vs. 1998 Maserati Shamal

To start off, 1998 Maserati Shamal is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Maserati Bora. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Maserati Bora would be higher. At 4,899 cc (8 cylinders), 1978 Maserati Bora is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1978 Maserati Bora weights approximately 126 kg more than 1998 Maserati Shamal.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Maserati Bora 1998 Maserati Shamal
Make Maserati Maserati
Model Bora Shamal
Year Released 1978 1998
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 4899 cc 3217 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 322 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1446 kg 1320 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1100 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2520 mm


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