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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1961
Numbers built:7
Designed by:Giulio Alfieri
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 14, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Tipo 58 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,989 cc / 182.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 70.4 mm (2.8 in) / 64.0 mm (2.5 in)
Compression 10.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 6 Weber 35DCV Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 320 bhp / 239 kW @ 8,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 107 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium body
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, Koni telescopic dampers, anti-roll-bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 730 kilo / 1,609 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,200 mm (86.6 in) / 1,225 mm (48.2 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.44 bhp / kg
Top Speed 321 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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