The Maserati 300S was a hustling auto delivered by Maserati of Italy between 1955–1958, which contended in the FIA’s World Sportscar Championship. Twenty eight illustrations were created. Likewise the skeleton felt the impacts of the same helpful politcs which was utilized with the single-seater: some trademark measures, the appropriation of weights, the De Dion tube, the back rigging box, were taken once more. It needed to substain a higher weight so it was framed by a trellis work with eliptic and roundabout tubes. The main undercarriage were worked at Maserati, yet the other were request at Gilco. Taking after the ordinances of the sportcars, the body was builted by Fantuzzi, somewhat gigantic however extremely wonderful. The huge front admission was decorated with the conventional trident; the drive-seat was ensured with a little breakwind which connected itself in a perfect world with the weaved head-rest, not generally present. the sides of the auto had an opening framed with a few lamellas, so as to offer outlet to the hot quality of the motor room.
The left side, in particoular, was secured by two exshaust channels which finishe near the back wheel. The tremendous back, contained a goliath fuel-tank with 150 liters, the more diminutive oil-tank with 20 liters, and the acquisition wheel. There was even the portal, little, to satisfy regulation needs.
The body, in view of the experience and new ideal outline theories, had a particular helpful and elaborate headway which started from the n°3063 on account of Bordoni in the midst of walk 1956: the nose was widen an extensive measure. In 1957 the entire body was modified and it was on a very basic level the same to the 200 Si. The catastrophe of the 1956 at Sebring obliged Fantuzzi to open to affirmations on the nose to offer refreshement to the front brakes, constrained to substain monstuous temperatures. In the back part starting now in 1955 for the Sicily race, to deal with the same issues, were opened two little affirmations on the bended gatekeepers.
From tne n°3057 were gotten the carburettors by Weber: thy were the 45 DCO3, then one and just exshaust pipe, and Alfieri tryed yet with no result to exhibit the enjection system. Afer the 1957 Mille MIglia, were every now and again used the brakes of the 450S. In the midst of all it life, the 300S had 4 gears with an exception: 5 gears which were presented in the n°3080.
The 300S was a basic auto in Maserati’s encounters: for quite a while was its best auto, in 1956 it was to a great degree near win the title, and accommodated the plant fantastic business and amusements accomplishment. In 1957 with the origination of the 450S, its success got lower, yet at any rate it had furthermore various qualities to show, and in a couple of occasions it made up 450S’s inadequacy.
Tragically, in Europe from 1957, as a consequence of the awful disaster of Guidizzolo in the midst of the Mille Miglia, started a hysteric campaign against the amusement auto races, so italian automobiles, emigrated to USA, where these races were still in a rising stage. Among these, there were moreover the last 300S, builted with futile materials to face the judicious chrisis existing separated from everything else. Potentially this reasons can clear up why the numbers 3082 and 3083, don’t exist in the files of the assembling plant regardless of the way that their existence is in every way displayed by their survival at private authority.
|Location||Front, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||light alloy block and head|
|Displacement||2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 90.0 mm (3.5 in)|
|Valvetrain||2 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||3 Weber 42 DCO3 Carburettors|
|Power||260 bhp / 194 KW @ 6,000 rpm|
|BHP/Liter||87 bhp / liter|
|Chassis||small-diameter, steel tubular frame|
|Front suspension||double wishbones, coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||DeDion axle, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, hydraulic Houdaille shock absorbers|
|Brakes (fr/r)||hydraulic drums|
|Gearbox||ZF 4 speed Manual|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||780 kilo / 1,720 lbs|
|Length / Width / Height||4,150 mm (163.4 in) / 1,450 mm (57.1 in) / 980 mm (38.6 in)|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2,310 mm (90.9 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)|
|Fuel tank||170 Litre (44.9 Gallon US / 37.4 Gallon Imperial)|
|Wheels||5 x 16|
|Tyres (fr/r)||6 x 16 / 6.5 x 16|
|Power to weight||0.33 bhp / kg|
|Top Speed||290 km/h (180 mph)|
Maserati 300S 1956 Design Interior Exterior Car