The Maserati Bora (Tipo 117) is a mid-engined two-seat coupe manufactured by Maserati. It is powered by a V8 engine. Produced from 1971 to 1978, it has a top speed of 171 miles per hour (275 km/h). It is classified as a supercar and is considered by some to be the pinnacle of Maserati performance.
Shortly after Citroën took a controlling interest in Maserati in 1968, the concept of a mid-engined two-seat sports car was proposed. Lamborghini and De Tomaso already had the Miura and Mangusta whilst Ferrari were known to be developing their own mid-engined contender. Initially known as Tipo 117 and later the Bora, the Maserati project got underway in October 1968 and a prototype was on the road by mid-1969. Shown in its final form at the Geneva Salon in March 1971, deliveries began before the end of the year. Maserati struggled after being bought by De Tomaso in 1975, and the Bora was discontinued after the 1978 model year.