1954 Maserati 250S


Maserati 250 S

1954 Maserati 250S

The Maserati 250F was a racing car made by Maserati used in 2.5 litre Formula One racing between January 1954 and November 1960. The 250F principally used the SSG 220 hp (@ 7400 rpm) 2.5-litre Maserati A6 straight-six, ribbed 13.4″ drum brakes, wishbone independent front suspension and a De Dion tube axle. Gioacchino Colombo, Vittorio Bellentani and Alberto Massimino built the 250F and the tubular work was by Valerio Colotti. Twenty-six examples were made.

The most famous Maserati 250F victory came at the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1957 German Grand Prix. With the victory, Fangio claimed his fifth Formula One title and his performance is often regarded as the greatest drive in Formula One history.

The 250F principally used the SSG 220 bhp (@ 7400 rpm) 2.5-litre Maserati A6 straight-six engine, ribbed 13.4″ drum brakes, wishbone independent front suspension and a De Dion tube axle. It was built by Gioacchino Colombo, Vittorio Bellentani and Alberto Massimino; the tubular work was by Valerio Colotti.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Inline-6
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2493 cc / 152.1 in³
bore 84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke 75 mm / 2.95 in
compression 9.0:1
power 171.5 kw / 230.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 92.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum
driven wheels Front Engine
front tires Pirelli 5.5×16
rear tires Pirelli 6.0×16
front brakes Hydraulic Drums
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Hydraulic Drums
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 40.6 x 12.7 cm / 16.0 x 5.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 12.7 cm / 16.0 x 5.0 in
steering Worm & Sector
curb weight 760 kg / 1676 lbs
wheelbase 2310 mm / 90.9 in
front track 1300 mm / 51.2 in
rear track 1250 mm / 49.2 in
length 4150 mm / 163.4 in
width 1450 mm / 57.1 in
height 980 mm / 38.6 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~259.1 kph / 161.0 mph