450S Sebring 1957
The top of the range of S series barquettes is the 450 S, developed by G. Taddeucci for the engine and V. Colotti for the chassis and transmission, under the direction of Giulio Alfieri, in 1956.
The 4.5l in-line V8 produces 400 bhp at 7200 rpm and can reach 320 km/h!!
It entered into legend by winning its first race, the 12 Hours of Sebring, driven by Fangio and Behra and would accumulate 23 victories in total.
This model is a reproduction of the Behra/Fangio 450S winner of the 12h of Sebring 57.
Despite Maserati's withdrawal from competition in 1957, it ran as a private team until 1964.