Maserati - Maserati Khamsin
The wedge shaped Maserati Khamsin with its Kamm tail was the first car to be made by Maserati after the takeover of the factory by Citroen, which is why it features the power steering as was used on the Citroen SM project. The Khamsin was front engined in the Grand touring tradition, and although a kind of 2+2 there was no chance of anyone really fitting in the rear! Using the 4 litre V8 Maserati engine, in tradition with their past. And for those that wanted mid engined there were other Maserati models to choose from. Bodywork was by Bertone, and this was the first time Bertone had done work for the Maserati factory. A year after the prototype was shown the finalised version was exhibited in 1973, with availability in 1974. The Khamsin got some upgrades for 1977 but the fuel crisis wasn't helping cars like this, coupled to the Khamsin being forced to change it's rear end to conform to US legislation, which made a real dogs dinner of the rear end which may account for the bulk of sales being in Europe.
Tyre fitment for the Maserati Khamsin was originally 215/70VR15 , which Blockley produces.