1936 Maserati 6CM

1936 Maserati 6CM

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

tagsMaserati 4CMMaserati V8RI
submitted byRichard Owen
engineSupercharged Inline-6
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement1493 cc / 91.1 in³
bore65 mm / 2.56 in
stroke75 mm / 2.95 in
power115.6 kw / 155.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output103.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum
driven wheelsFront Engine
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 40.6 x 10.2 cm / 16.0 x 4.0 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 10.2 cm / 17.0 x 4.0 in
steeringWorm Gear
curb weight650 kg / 1433 lbs
wheelbase2490 mm / 98.0 in
front track1200 mm / 47.2 in
rear track1200 mm / 47.2 in
length3720 mm / 146.5 in
width1480 mm / 58.3 in
height1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~209.2 kph / 130.0 mph