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 byRichard Owen
engineInline-6
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement2493 cc / 152.1 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke75 mm / 2.95 in
compression9.0:1
power171.5 kw / 230.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output92.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum
driven wheelsFront Engine
front tiresPirelli 5.5×16
rear tiresPirelli 6.0×16
front brakesHydraulic Drums
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesHydraulic Drums
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 40.6 x 12.7 cm / 16.0 x 5.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 12.7 cm / 16.0 x 5.0 in
steeringWorm & Sector
curb weight760 kg / 1676 lbs
wheelbase2310 mm / 90.9 in
front track1300 mm / 51.2 in
rear track1250 mm / 49.2 in
length4150 mm / 163.4 in
width1450 mm / 57.1 in
height980 mm / 38.6 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~259.1 kph / 161.0 mph