1948 Maserati 4CLT/48 Gallery
Chassis and engine changes made to the experimental Maserati 4CLs eventually coalesced into the 4CLT, the appended T denoting its tubular chassis.
The improvements in torsional rigidity that the tubular construction brought were required to counteract the increases in torque and power resulting from the twin-supercharger upgrade of the elderly inline-4 engine.
Power was up to approximately 260 bhp (194 kW), from the 4CL’s 220.
Other changes included the use of roller bearings for the crankshaft, forged (rather than cast) rear suspension components, and the chassis was designed to run with hydraulic dampers from the outset.
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