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  Maserati 4CL
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1939 - 1946
Numbers built:16
Successor:Maserati 4CLT
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 13, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 1,491 cc / 91 cu in
Bore / Stroke 78.0 mm (3.1 in) / 78.0 mm (3.1 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Weber 45 DCO Carburettor
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 220 bhp / 164 KW @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 148 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium body
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension double wishbones, torsion bars, Houdaille friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, Houdaille friction dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 630 kilo / 1,389 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,830 mm (150.8 in) / 1,480 mm (58.3 in) / 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,500 mm (98.4 in) / N/A / N/A
Fuel tank 100 Litre (26.4 Gallon US / 22 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels 3.5 x 17
Tyres 5 x 17

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.35 bhp / kg
Top Speed 250 km/h (155 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1940 Targa Florio (Luigi Villoresi)

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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