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  Maserati 250F
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1954 - 1956
Numbers built:26
Successor:Maserati 250F T2 'Lightweight'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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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 42 DCO3 Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 7,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 96 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel tubular 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 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 670 kilo / 1,477 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 0.36 bhp / kg
Top Speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1954 Argentine Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio in 2505)
1954 Belgian Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio in 2505)
1956 Monaco Grand Prix (Stirling Moss in 2522)
1956 Italian Grand Prix (Stirling Moss in 2525)

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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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