#TBT: Has the Maserati Biturbo finally become a cult favorite?

Robert
By Robert Bowen
May 23, 2024 | Maserati, maserati biturbo | Posted in Buyer's Guides | From the April 2006 issue | Never miss an article

[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the April 2006 issue of Grassroots Motorsports.]

Italian cars seem to fall into two distinct categories, with fun but quirky Fiats and Alfa Romeos inhabiting one group and all-out exotics such as Lamborghinis and Ferraris comprising the other. In the competitive 1980s, though, at least one Italian carmaker attempted to straddle the line between mass …

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Comments
Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
6/6/19 10:00 a.m.

With the $2000 Challenge coming up, is anyone brave enough to prep one in time for October?

Vigo
Vigo MegaDork
6/6/19 10:15 a.m.

A lot of things have been said about the Biturbo here, but I don't recall if THIS has been said:

The worst part of a Biturbo is actually the interior. 

There, i said it! 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/6/19 10:21 a.m.

In reply to Vigo :

Heathen!  You need that plush interior so you can enjoy making all the vroom vroom noises. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
6/6/19 10:21 a.m.
Vigo said:

A lot of things have been said about the Biturbo here, but I don't recall if THIS has been said:

The worst part of a Biturbo is actually the interior. 

There, i said it! 

But it looks so comfy!

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/6/19 10:24 a.m.

Funny. I had never considered pronounced Bee-turbo. I have always said/read as Buy-turbo. 

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
6/6/19 10:44 a.m.
John Welsh said:

Funny. I had never considered pronounced Bee-turbo. I have always said/read as Buy-turbo. 

If pronouncing it buy-turbo is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
6/6/19 1:19 p.m.

I can thank this very article back in `06 for correcting my pronunciation to 'bee'. 

LanEvo
LanEvo GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/6/19 3:52 p.m.

^^^ if you want to be anal about it, a true Italian would pronounce the word turbo differently as well. In the USA, we say it like “terbow.” In Italy its more like “tour-boh.” 

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
6/6/19 3:59 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Vigo :

Heathen!  You need that plush interior so you can enjoy making all the vroom vroom noises while its sitting, broken in your driveway

You forgot a part. I completed it for you.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/6/19 4:36 p.m.

In reply to irish44j :

That was just a given. 

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