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  Maserati 4CLT
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1947 - 1950
Numbers built:29
Predecessor:Maserati 4CL
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 15, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,491 cc / 91 cu in
Bore / Stroke 78.0 mm (3.1 in) / 78.0 mm (3.1 in)
Compression 6.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Weber 50 DCO Carburettor
Aspiration Twin Roots-Type Superchargers
Power 260 bhp / 194 KW @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 174 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular frame with tubular cross members
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, Houdaille hydraulic dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension live axle, coil springs, Houdaille dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering worm gear
Brakes (fr/r) hydraulic drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 630 kilo / 1,389 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,850 mm (151.6 in) / 1,400 mm (55.1 in) / 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,500 mm (98.4 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Fuel tank 190 Litre (50.2 Gallon US / 41.8 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 3.25 x 17 / 4 x 16
Tyres (fr/r) 5 x 17 / 6 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.41 bhp / kg
Top Speed 270 km/h (168 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1948 British Grand Prix (Luigi Villoresi)
1949 British Grand Prix (Emmanuel de Graffenried)

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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