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1975 Maserati Merak [Tipo 122]

1975 Maserati Merak [Tipo 122] in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2015 IMDB Ep. 7.04

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: IT

1975 Maserati Merak [Tipo 122]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

antp BE

2006-05-19 21:04

Used in the "£10,000 supercar" challenge

stronghold EN

2006-07-19 16:04

I laughed my head-off when Clarkson found out this was Not an SS ..but a standard merak ...which as it turned out ..had been poorly repaired (..as it performed so badly on the Castle Comb race track...they took the three cars they had brought ..to a rolling road ..to test the BHP.
The Dino (Ferrari)308 GT4 ..which was originally sold with 255bhp ...was now rated at 194.!
the lamborghini Urraco ...started life with 220bhp...and was now down to 117.! (..lost 103bhp over the years.!)
and the merak ... with 190bhp when new ...was now giving a figure of 80bhp.!! (what a joke ... that's the same as the cheapest new Ford focus 1.4..!) ...No wonder the Stig's lap with a Diesel Astra was faster than all the old italian supercars as tested on that day.!

Silverstone UK

2006-07-19 16:05

...and the engine exploded!

stronghold EN

2006-07-19 16:09

Yep... their overall verdict - don't buy second-hand supercars!

-- Last edit: 2011-06-27 00:00:15 (G-MANN)

junkman UK

2006-07-19 16:25

stronghold wrote and the merak ... with 190bhp when new ...was now giving a figure of 80bhp.!!



For Clarkson even that is vastly overpowered.

J-2 ES

2006-07-21 03:05

The plate describes itself... "JOKe" :D

Skid US

2008-07-01 02:16

I wonder if it was the same as with the Mustang GT500, where they only tested the rear wheel horsepower and then concluded that it wasn't making the correct amount, despite the fact that all bhp ratings are measured at the crank.

Murf32 CA

2008-09-19 22:47

Despite buying this car, I felt bad for Jezza. I kept thinking of how hard the owner must've been laughing when he watched the show, thinking how much of a pilluk Jeremy must've felt. Researched the car, and it seemed pretty good, I bet he'd (Jeremy) would've done better if the Merak he bought was in much better tip.

G-MANN UK

2011-06-27 00:02

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The vehicle details for JOK 229N are:

Date of Liability 01 06 2006
Date of First Registration 05 06 1975
Year of Manufacture 1975
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2965CC
Fuel Type Petrol
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2015-11-21 21:35

Not an SS version.

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