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.