Following the takeover of Maserati by De Tomaso, the next 'new' model was to be a reworked De Tomaso design, the Longchamps. This was a large, steel bodies two-door 2+2 coupe. Apart from the use of a Maserati quad-cam V8 the changes were mainly cosmetic such as a new grille and lights. Introduced in 1976 with the 4.2-litre engine, it later gained the 4.9-litre unit.
Success was not forthcoming and production stopped in 1983 after only 198 examples had been built (124 with the 4.2 engine and 74 with the 4.9 unit).
Engine 4136cc (88x85mm) quad-cam V8 with 260bhp @ 5,500rpm
4930cc (93.9x89mm) quad-cam V8 with 280bhp @ 5,600rpm
Suspension front : independent with double wishbones and coil springs plus anti-roll bar
rear : independent with double wishbones and coil springs plus anti-roll bar
wheelbase : 2600rpm
track (front/rear) : 1520mm/1520mm
Brakes ventilated discs all round Transmission 5 speed manual or 3 speed automatic Steering Rack and pinion with power assistance Kerb weight 1790kg
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