The need to increase power output in response to the general trend in the Italian market of demanding
higher-performing cars, partly as a result of the country's improving economic conditions, led Maserati to
convert the A6GCS two-litre engine to fully exploit the potential of the A6’s chassis.
The increase in displacement compared to the previous A6 model was achieved through precision
engineering work on the bore and stroke of the straight 6. The upgraded engine, with displacement of
1,954.3 cc, achieved a power output of 90 to 100 horsepower depending on the final setup, enabling a top
speed of 180 km/h, a clear manifesto of Maserati cars’ quality sports spirit.
The 1950 Turin Motor Show provided the backdrop for the impressive launch of the A6G 2000, which
Maserati presented in two versions: a 4-seater, 2-door sedan by Pininfarina, and a convertible designed by
Sixteen of these cars were assembled in 1950 and 1951: nine with bodywork by Pininfarina, and five
convertibles and a coupé by Pietro Frua. Alfredo Vignale produced just one car, a two-tone A6G 2000
coupé, with his signature sporty stylistic features.
Rear-wheel drive, a gearbox with four speeds plus reverse and a dry-mounted single disc clutch completed
the characteristics of the new A6G 2000, together with the independent wheel front suspensions and rear
suspensions comprising rigid axle with leaf springs. Hydraulically operated drum brakes on all four wheels
and solid steel or spoked wheels completed the carefully chosen blend of craftsmanship and technological
innovation, which made this car, built for the few, an icon on the motoring scene of the time.
Uniqueness, sportiness and Italian construction are all central to Maserati’s DNA and are still visible today
in the new models that will characterise the coming years, with state-of-the-art technological solutions.
Innovative by nature, Maserati plans its future by keeping faith with its past.