The Maserati BiTurbo was one of the first twin turbo engines produced for mass consumption and could put out a respectable 150 horsepower/liter, which was enough to blow the engine up after a few months. It was a case of Maserati engineers getting overly optimistic with the amount of boost that cheap Sicilian pig iron could withstand and the result was an engine block better suited for using as cement shoes. Today’s BiTurbo was converted to electric and then further restored by everyone’s favorite TV show car flippers – Mike Brewer and Edd China of Wheeler Dealers a few years ago. In fact, we featured this car in 2016 at the request of a Wheeler Dealers producer when it was offered for a big pile of money. Today it looks ready to shred some tires and maybe burn to the ground in an uncontrolled lipo fire – who knows what adventure awaits when you drive a Maserati. Just always remember to wear fireproof shoes that are good for walking. Find this 1985 Maserati BiTurbo offered for $18,000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist.
It is with some degree of sadness that we report that Edd China is leaving Wheeler Dealers — and if you listen to (or read) his video, you will find it is related to Velocity’s decision to replace Attaboy TV with an American studio in California — Edd’s words: Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at […]
Mention the name BiTurbo around a Maserati lover and listen carefully. If he (or a she…it could happen) rave about how great the car is, he probably owns one, but if he moan/groan about mechanical meltdowns, he probably sold it already. Yes, the twin turbo V6 under the hood wasn’t a paradigm of reliability…in fact […]
What do you get when you combine a UK based Wheeler Dealer, a California state Senator, and a Pirelli World Challenge race car driver? I have no idea. But, it is going to be an insane week on the Daily Turismo Radio show. First, we are going to record an interview with Senator Ted Gaines, […]
I’ve always enjoyed watching episodes of the show Wheeler Dealers, and have thought that buying one of their cars would be a great experience. Mike and Edd always seem to do a decent job fixing issues, and their profit is extremely slim, especially once you factor in the hundreds of hours of Edd’s time. As […]