1940 Maserati 8CL


1940 Maserati 8CL

1940 Maserati 8CL

After the war, Maserati raced both the Maserati 8CL and Maserati 4CL.

Following on the success of Wilbur Shaw’s win in his Maserati Tipo 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500 in May 1939, the Maserati factory was confident it could repeat this victory in 1940 with its new model monoposto (single seater), the Tipo 8CL. This new racing car was a more powerful.

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submitted by Richard Owen
engine Supercharged Inline-8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3981 cc / 242.9 in³
bore 78 mm / 3.07 in
stroke 78 mm / 3.07 in
compression 6.5:1
power 309.5 kw / 415.0 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 104.25 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 48.3 x 8.3 cm / 19.0 x 3.3 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 10.2 cm / 19.0 x 4.0 in
steering Worm & Sector
curb weight 780 kg / 1720 lbs
wheelbase 2790 mm / 109.8 in
front track 1350 mm / 53.1 in
rear track 1380 mm / 54.3 in
length 3830 mm / 150.8 in
width 1480 mm / 58.3 in
height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~286.5 kph / 178.0 mph