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  Maserati 8CTF
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1938
Numbers built:3 + 1 engine
Successor:Maserati 8CLT
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 26, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 69.0 mm (2.7 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Memini MA12 Carburettors
Aspiration Twin Roots-Type Superchargers
Power 365 bhp / 272 KW @ 6,300 rpm
BHP/Liter 122 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium body
Chassis steel box-section frame
Front suspension double wishbones, torsion bar springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, trailing links, quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 780 kilo / 1,720 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,100 mm (161.4 in) / 1,520 mm (59.8 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,720 mm (107.1 in) / 1,340 mm (52.8 in) / 1,360 mm (53.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.47 bhp / kg
Top Speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1939 Indy 500 (Wilbur Shaw in 3032)
1940 Indy 500 (Wilbur Shaw in 3032)
1946 Pike's Peak Hillclimb (Louis Unser in 3031)
1947 Pike's Peak Hillclimb (Louis Unser in 3031)

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
  • Classic & Sports Car (July, 2000)
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