Maserati - Maserati Bora
Maseratis Bora was the first mid engined sportscar for public sale, introduced in 1971. Whereas the Khamsin that was offered shortly afterwars was a traditionally Maserati front engined car, the Bora was shown as the companies more modern offering in line with sports cars such as the mid engined Muira. Maserati was now owned by Citroen and used a host of its hudraulic suspension and steering technology. Penned by Giugaro, the car was very practical in that it had decent luggage room and easy to get in and out of. The Bora capacity was the 4.7 litres but later had a stroked version of the 4.7 litre Maserati V8 bringing it to 4.9 litres, fitted into a steel moncoque chassis with all independent suspension (a Maserati first). After Maserati was taken over in 1975 by the Italian government and De Tomaso, the Bora was discontinued in 1978.
Maserati Bora tyre size waas originally 215/70VR15 . But we note that many people quote the smaller 205/70VR 5 size, possibly to fit on the front, but from what we can ascertain it was 215/70VR15 all around.