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  Maserati 8CLT
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1950
Numbers built:2 (3036 & 3037)
Predecessor:Maserati 8CTF
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 20, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,982 cc / 182 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
Fuel feed Weber 52 DCO Carburettor
Aspiration Twin Roots-Type Superchargers
Power 430 bhp / 321 KW @ 6,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 144 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel tubular frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, quarter elliptic leaf springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 800 kilo / 1,764 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,720 mm (107.1 in) / 1,390 mm (54.7 in) / 1,355 mm (53.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.54 bhp / kg
Top Speed 320 km/h (199 mph)

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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