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 by Richard Owen
engine Supercharged Inline-8
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
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~218.9 kph / 136 mph