Maserati Merak – a sports car with a centrally located engine, manufactured by Maserati in the years 1974-1982. The name of the car comes from distant from the Earth about 79 years light stars – Merak lying in the constellation Ursa Major. Introduced in 1974, the vehicle has gained the term la Borin or small Bory, because basically it was a modest variation model of the Maserati Bora. Bora shared body, but offered two additional (system 2 +2) punched after the application of a smaller motor has a reduced profile and a rear portion, excluding the so-called. greenhouse (glass which allows to admire the engine). Centrally located 3.0 L V6 engine developing 190hp was the development of the design of the Citroën SM. With Citroën SM also shared dashboard and hydraulic brakes (in 1977 replaced by a more conventional solution).
In 1976 he presented a stronger variation of the SS with a capacity of 220hp and about 152kg less weight, reaching a speed of 245km/h In 1977, while the version presented in 2000, equipped with a 2.0-liter V6 engine with 170hp. Merak was relatively popular car. Production was completed in 1982, with approximately 1,800 units.