The Greatest Supercars Of The 1970s
The seventies was a sharper era after the radical experimentation of the sixties. Shapes were becoming more angular and harder-edged, while many supercar manufacturers were trying new things to win over their adoring fans.
Read on for our selection of the greatest supercars of the 1970s.
The smaller of the two Maseratis on this list, the Bora was a mid-engined, two-seat coupe (a formula that Italian manufacturers are quite good at, as it turns out). Boras came fitted with either a 4.7-litre or a 4.9-litre V8 engine, with the latter producing 320hp at 6000rpm, enough to take the Bora up to 171mph.
The Giugario-penned body took on some of the avant-garde styling cues of 1960s Miuras and sharpened them for the 70s, a decade synonymous with wedge-shaped supercars, as this list will attest. Along with the futuristic looks came technological improvements to make the Bora easier to live with day-to-day, including a pivoting steering wheel to ease entry and exit, and a hydraulic pedal box to allow the driver to find the position that suited them the best.
Today, a well-kept Bora at auction will fetch price tags high enough to rival that of modern mid-engined Italian supercars, with a stunning black 1973 4.9 taking €179,000.