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1936 Maserati 6CM

Maserati built the Maserati 6CM race car for the Voiturette racing series. It is a single-seater car produced from 1936 to 1940.

The car is based on the Maserati 4CM frame, with front suspension from the Maserati V8RI.  On 276 CMs were built and it had a successful racing career. Originally it was built for privateers who wanted to go racing, pretty typical for the times.

Power came from an inline 6 with two overhead valves per cylinder and a Roots-type supercharger and a Weber carburetor, good for 155hp at 6,200rpm (output by 1939 was increased to 175 bhp).

The 6CM was a successful car in the racing world. It held victories in Europe, which was a powerhouse at the time for grand prix-style racing. Maserati also won with the 6CM at Modena in three separate races in the late 1930s.

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Maserati 6CM In Detail

tags Maserati 4CMMaserati V8RI
submitted by Richard Owen
engine Supercharged Inline-6
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 1493 cc / 91.1 in³
bore 65 mm / 2.56 in
stroke 75 mm / 2.95 in
compression 6.0:1
power 115.6 kw / 155.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 103.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum
driven wheels Front Engine
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 40.6 x 10.2 cm / 16.0 x 4.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 10.2 cm / 17.0 x 4.0 in
steering Worm Gear
curb weight 650 kg / 1433 lbs
wheelbase 2490 mm / 98.0 in
front track 1200 mm / 47.2 in
rear track 1200 mm / 47.2 in
length 3720 mm / 146.5 in
width 1480 mm / 58.3 in
height 1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~209.2 kph / 130.0 mph