In contrast to the silly video about the SM that The Grand Tour released on Dec. 19 (and mentioned in Citroenvie), Tyrrell’s Classic Workshop posted a video on Dec. 26 of the very same SM featured on The Grand Tour. This time however, Iain Tyrrell discusses the SM’s development and takes a road test where he eloquently conveys the brilliant engineering, styling and remarkable ride that only the SM delivers to one fortunate enough to be behind the wheel.
There is just one inaccuracy this time. Iain mentions that the Maserati V6 engine in the SM was ‘chopped down’ version of their V8 at the time. Actually, the SM V6 engine was designed from scratch by Maserati’s Giulio Alfieri but capable of being assembled on existing V8 tooling. Because of this, the engine sported an unusual 90° angle between cylinder banks. Aside from the engine statement, the video is a good overview of the SM that you can watch here: