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  Maserati 8C 3000
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1932
Numbers built:Two and two engines
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 25, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 69.0 mm (2.7 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Compression 5.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Weber 55AS Carburettor
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 220 bhp / 164 KW @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 74 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body over steel ladder frame
Suspension (fr/r) live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes cable operated drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 850 kilo / 1,874 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,850 mm (151.6 in) / 1,570 mm (61.8 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,570 mm (101.2 in) / 1,330 mm (52.4 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.26 bhp / kg
Top Speed 240 km/h (149 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1933 French Grand Prix (Giuseppe Campari in 3001)

Auctions
Past sales

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Maserati, the Grand Prix and Sports cars, model by model 1926-2003, by Maurizio Tabucchi
  • Maserati, a complete history from 1926 to present, by Luigi Orsi and Franco Zagari
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