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  Maserati 250F T2 'Lightweight'
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1957
Numbers built:3 Lightweight cars for 1957
Designed by:Giulio Alfieri and Medardo Fantuzzi for Maserati
Predecessor:Maserati 250F
Successor:Maserati 250F T3 'Piccolo'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 05, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,494 cc / 152.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 75.0 mm (3 in)
Compression 12.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber 45 DCO3 Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 270 bhp / 201 KW @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 108 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel tubular space frame
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs, Houdaille hydraulic dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension DeDion axle, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering worm gear
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 630 kilo / 1,389 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,050 mm (159.4 in) / 1,980 mm (78 in) / 950 mm (37.4 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,280 mm (89.8 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.43 bhp / kg
Top Speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1957 Argentine Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio in 2529)
1957 Monaco Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio in 2528)
1957 French Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio in 2529)
1957 German Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio in 2529)

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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