The Maserati Tipo 117, later rechristened the Bora, was built from 1971 to 1978, going into production shortly after the firm was taken over by Citroen. Development work began in October 1968 and Maserati launched the Bora at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. It featured a rear-mid V8 engine with twin camshafts, four carburettors, rear-wheel drive and styling by Giugiaro for Italdesign. During its eight years in production, 524 Maserati Bora cars left the assembly line, but this model also provided the basis for the Maserati Merak, a very similar car but with a six cylinder engine.
Source: Maserati press