Jay Leno Drives Rare, Unrestored Maserati Khamsin [Video]
Powered by a 4.9-liter V8 engine with 320 hp, the Maserati Khamsin was designed by Marcello Gandini. You know, the guy who penned the Countach, Miura… average cars like that.
With only 430 built over a period of 6 years, it's pretty rare, which is why we relish the opportunity to see one that's never been restored. Only 155 were brought to the US, and all featured silly overrider bumpers at the front and back, which this Khamsin thankfully doesn't have any more.
The Khamsin featured on Jay Leno's Garage has never been rebuilt, so it has its original paint and interior. This car comes from the era when Citroen owned the Italian company, and so the Khamsin has hydraulic everything – seats, headlights, steering, clutch and brakes.