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 by||Richard Owen|
|valvetrain||DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||2991 cc / 182.5 in³|
|bore||69 mm / 2.72 in|
|stroke||100 mm / 3.94 in|
|power||164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|specific output||73.55 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Aluminum|
|driven wheels||Front Engine|
|front brakes||Hydraulic Drums|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|rear brakes||Hydraulic Drums|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 10.2 cm / 19 x 4 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 11.4 cm / 19 x 4.5 in|
|steering||Worm & Sector|
|curb weight||785 kg / 1730 lbs|
|wheelbase||2560 mm / 100.8 in|
|front track||1300 mm / 51.2 in|
|rear track||1300 mm / 51.2 in|
|length||3850 mm / 151.6 in|
|width||1570 mm / 61.8 in|
|height||1200 mm / 47.2 in|
|top speed||~218.9 kph / 136 mph|