1933 Maserati 8CM


1933 Maserati 8CM

1933 Maserati 8CM

The Maserati 8CM was a Grand Prix race car produced by Maserati between 1933 and 1935. Maserati had designed two new engines (four cylinder and V8).

With advanced new engines added to a conventional steel ladder frame which was suspended all-round by solid axles and semi-elliptic leaf springs, the cars were strong performers. The four cylinder was fine, but the V8 caused flexing problems.

Maserati fixed the rigidity issues and and the modifications made a night and day difference. Tazio Nuvolari went from back of the grid to race winner with the changes in place.

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1933 Maserati 8CM In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineSupercharged Inline-8
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement2991 cc / 182.5 in³
bore69 mm / 2.72 in
stroke100 mm / 3.94 in
power164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output73.55 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum
driven wheelsFront Engine
front brakesHydraulic Drums
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesHydraulic Drums
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 10.2 cm / 19 x 4 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 11.4 cm / 19 x 4.5 in
steeringWorm & Sector
curb weight785 kg / 1730 lbs
wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track1300 mm / 51.2 in
rear track1300 mm / 51.2 in
length3850 mm / 151.6 in
width1570 mm / 61.8 in
height1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~218.9 kph / 136 mph