8CTF "Boyle Special"
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 !!!!
Only 3 copies were produced. It was at the hands of Wilbur Shaw that she would shine in 1939 and 1940 at the Indianapolis 500, in her burgundy dress and renamed "Boyle Special".
In 1941 she narrowly missed a third victory.