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  Maserati 8CM
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1933 - 1935
Numbers built:19
Successor:Maserati 6C 34
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 10, 2017
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 69.0 mm (2.7 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Compression 6.4:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Weber 55AS1 Carburettor
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 280 bhp / 209 KW @ 5,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 94 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes (fr/r) cable operated drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 785 kilo / 1,731 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,850 mm (151.6 in) / 1,570 mm (61.8 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,570 mm (101.2 in) / 1,330 mm (52.4 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Fuel tank 195 Litre (51.5 Gallon US / 42.9 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 4 x 19 / 4.5 x 19
Tyres (fr/r) 5.5 - 19 / 6.00 - 19

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.36 bhp / kg
Top Speed 270 km/h (168 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1933 Belgian Grand Prix (Tazio Nuvolari in 3005)

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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