8CTF "Elgin Pin Piston Spl"
In 1938, freed from economic constraints thanks to the acquisition of Maserati by Adolfo Orsi, Ernesto Maserati designed the 8CTF to meet new international racing regulations which limited the displacement of compressed engines to 3 litres.
The 8 cyl in line of 3000 cm3 and its strong compressor of 365Ch, posed on a sophisticated chassis of 6CM allows a V max of…290 km/h !!!!
After Boyle's success in 1939, former Grand Prix driver Lucy O'Reilly Schell entered her two recently acquired Maserati 8CTFs in the 1940 Indianapolis 500 with French drivers René Le Bègue and René Dreyfus. The duo brought the car home in 10th place, 8 laps down. After the race the cars were sold to Lou Moore, who renamed them Elgin Piston Pin Specials and raced in the 1941 Indianapolis 500.
Tipo 61 Hondo TX 61
In 1960, Maserati upgraded the Tipo 60 by adding a 3-liter 250 hp engine for 290 km / h and named it Tipo 61 “Birdcage”, mainly at the request of Stirling Moss, but also to better match the models. American standards.
The evolutions also concern the gearbox and the rear axle which are reinforced. The rest of the mechanics are preserved, and despite an increase in weight, the performances are very clearly superior to the Tipo 60.
17 examples were built and they accumulated 88 race victories, mainly in the Camoradi team in the USA but also twice in the 1000 km of the Nurburgring in 1960 and 61!
A6 1500GT Cabriolet
The miniature presented here is a reproduction of an A6 1500GT convertible bodied by Pininfarina in 1948, of which only two examples were produced.
One of these two elegant convertibles was intended for Eva Peron.
The engine remains unchanged compared to the A6 1500GT coupe: 6-cylinder in-line, 1 carburettor, 1488 cm3, 65 hp and 150 km/h maximum speed.
After the 3 copies of the 5000GT Touring, the other coachbuilders are trying to dress the most powerful GT of the time driven by the thundering V8 of the 450S.
Chassis #AM103/062 was bodied by Bertone to a design by young designer Giugiaro.
The slender line of the car, the "fastback" rear and the imposing but sober grille; everything illustrates power and speed!
This chassis will be equipped in 1964 with a 4.2 liter V8 engine from Quattroporte.
Sebring série 2
Presented at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show, the Sebring underwent a restyling in 1965 and definitively abandoned any 3500GT designation.
On the aesthetic side, the changes concern the rimmed headlights and horizontal taillights reminiscent of the all-new Quattroporte, the ventilation grilles and a few other details.
On the engine side, 3 powers are offered: 235, 245 and 255 hp which allow equivalent speeds of 235, 245 and 255 km/h.
this restyling keeps the charm of the taut lines of version 1
Merak 3000 SS
Once again, it is Giugiaro who dresses the new "small" sports car of Maserati derived from the Bora which is too greedy; it is La Merak, in 1972, still under the Citroën era.
It takes the silhouette of the Bora, but simplifies it and creates two flying buttresses at the rear: the glass fastback of the Bora has disappeared for a flat bonnet.
Engine side, it is the V6 developed for the Citroën SM which officiates and produces 170 to 220 HP for a V max up to 250 km / h
Many Citroën elements are integrated and the first versions will even have the steering wheel has a single branch ...
Biturbo Spyder 2l
In 1985, Maserati presented the Spider version of the Biturbo.
Zagato will design the project on a base shortened by 114 mm compared to the sedan.
By remaining very close to the original of Andreani, he refines the front and creates there, as Maseramo Al likes to write, a "weapon of mass seduction for Latin-lovers"
On the engine side, we find the 2l and 2.5l biturbos already in existence. The Spyder will even be powered in 2.8l and will have 3 restylings during its career.
In 2004, Maserati offered a sportier evolution of the 4200 coupe, which would take the name Gransport coupe, recalling the name given to the A6 spider Frua.
The line designed by Giugiaro is adorned with more pronounced side skirts, adopts specific 19-inch rims, a radiator grille and different spoilers. The interior receives a sportier treatment for the seats, pedals and steering wheel.
On the mechanical side, the 4.2l V8 is pushed to 401 hp, the gearbox ratios are changed as well as the suspension setting and mass balance are improved.
It's a formidable 4-seater GT with boundless energy!
In 2008, Maserati created a more muscular version of its new coupe: the Granturismo S.
On the aesthetic side, the magic line of Pininfarina is adorned with "black" lights, sports side skirts and a rear spoiler, fits 20-inch "Neptune" wheels and is fitted with an oval exhaust. All giving a more aggressive look to the design.
It is on the mechanical side that the changes are radical: the F430 V8's M139S engine of 4.7l for 440hp, F1 robotic gearbox in the rear position, 47/53 mass balance, firmer suspensions and sport exhaust with valves.
The more sporty and angry behavior of the beast was a great success upon its release.
It was in 2004 that Maserati returned to international competition with a car designed by Giugiaro and developed in collaboration with Dallara: the MC12
The monocoque chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum accommodates the V12 from the Ferrari Enzo, 6 liters for 630 hp at 7,500 rpm.
Ferrari, occupied by F1 gives way to Maserati to race in FIA GT.
50 examples of this wild beauty will be built and will win 22 races in this series and 3 in the 24h of Spa. It has won the FIA GT championship five years in a row: 2006/2007/2008/2009 and 2010.
Despite this predestination for racing, the stradale version is approved for road and everyday driving.
GT MC GT4
In 2010, the Trofeo formula returned with prepared Granturismo MCs and, in addition to European circuits (Brands Hatch, Monza, Zolder, Brno, etc.) offers races in the USA (Sonoma), China (Shanghai), the UAE (Abu Dabhi) and is henceforth called “Maserati Trofeo MC World Series”.
The principle remains the same and all the drivers are on an equal footing at the wheel of this racy racing car where only the suspension settings are authorized, the cars being prepared by Maserati.
The result is very competitive races where the talents of the drivers make the difference. There are celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and Ivan Capelli.
At the same time, some private teams are entering GT MCs in the GT4 and GT3 championship.
The MC20 is the first car of the new era of Maserati, premium brand of the new Stellantis group resulting from the merger of FCA and PSA…
This 2-seater coupe with rear mid-engine, a V6 Bi-Turbo entirely designed and manufactured by Maserati, placed on an Alu/Carbon chassis from Dallara, is a real Supercar: 630 hp at 7500 rpm, 2.9 sec from 0 to 100 km/h and 325 km/h top speed!
It keeps the distinctive signs of the cars with the trident, such as the very pure general line, the radiator grille, it also incorporates new technical elements for its aerodynamics and its efficiency.
A real aesthetic success, it is also a formidable car that will be available in spyder and racing car.
Citroën SM Espace
The Citroën SM is a grand touring sports car, developed by the French car manufacturer Citroën in March 1970. Despite various technical advances, it had a very short career which ended in 1975. It nevertheless remains one of the brand's legendary models. sought after by collectors especially for its Maserati V6 engine.