The Maserati Biturbo was never destined to go down in the history books. The car was peddled as the Maserati for every man and backed this up with pedestrian styling, approachable performance and usable rear seats. Compared to the mid-engine Merak it replaced, the Biturbo was entirely forgettable.
Unless you’re dying to have a Maserati badge on your car, buying a used Biturbo on the cheap isn’t such a great idea. The twin-turbocharged V6 engine was hardly reliable and didn’t offer much in the way of performance, while the styling was questionable at best. TIME magazine once said “everything that could leak, burn, snap or rupture,” on the Biturbo did.
But what if you ripped out the Biturbo’s anemic V6 and replaced it with an electric motor? This could theoretically solve the reliability issues, and considering a Biturbo can be found for relatively cheap, the car would make a unique and inexpensive candidate for a retrofitted electric motor install.
That’s exactly what one Biturbo owner in Orange County, CA did, and they’ve now put the zany creation up for sale in Craigslist in the region. They want $35,000 for the build, however, and that simply isn’t worth it for an old, boxy 2+2 with a lowly range of 120 miles.
Check out the listing at this link.