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  Maserati 450S Costin Zagato Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1957
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Frank Costin / Zagato / Fantuzzi
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 12, 2006
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium head
Displacement 4,478 cc / 273.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 93.8 mm (3.7 in) / 81.0 mm (3.2 in)
Compression 9.6:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 4 Weber 45 IDM Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 450 bhp / 336 KW @ 7,200 rpm
Torque 488 Nm / 360 ft lbs @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 100 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel tubular frame
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic Houdaille shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension DeDion axle, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, hydraulic Houdaille shock absorber, anti-roll bar
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox Colotti 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,270 kilo / 2,800 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,649 mm (104.3 in) / 1,333 mm (52.5 in) / 1,298 mm (51.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.35 bhp / kg

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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