The Maserati 8CM was a Grand Prix race auto created by Italian maker Maserati in Bologna somewhere around 1933 and 1935. The auto mounted a 8-chamber 2991 cm3 straight motor and 400 mm drum brakes. Most extreme force was around 220-240 hp at 5,500 rpm. The body had been gotten from that of the 4CM 1100, which ended up being too light and was liable to flex; the circumstance enhanced when driver Tazio Nuvolari solicited a reinforcing from the front part, and the weight lessened from 785 to 750 kg.
The auto appeared at the Tunis Grand Prix in 1933 and, in that year, won the Belgian Grand Prix and others, hustled by Nuvolari. In 1934-1935, be that as it may, it attempted to take the pace of the Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Auto Union, and was supplanted by the V8RI model.
Maserati rushed to roll out comparative improvements to the configuration for the 1934 autos. In spite of the fact that the extra cross-individuals expanded the weight, the additional unbending nature more than compensated for those additional pounds. The 1934 8CM at first said something admirably over the new least weight of 750 kg set for that season, however a strict eating regimen conveyed the racer down to the base set without scraping the paint down to the exposed metal. It turned out to be deficient to tackle the Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Auto Union groups, yet the auto’s accessibility settled on it a famous decision for privateer racers. A further stripped down undercarriage was built in 1935 for an effective pace record rundown the Autostrada.
|Location||Front, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||cast-iron block and head|
|Displacement||2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||69.0 mm (2.7 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)|
|Valvetrain||2 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||Weber 55AS1 Carburettor|
|Power||280 bhp / 209 KW @ 5,800 rpm|
|BHP/Liter||94 bhp / liter|
|Chassis||aluminium body on sheet-metal frame chassis|
|Front suspension||rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers|
|Rear suspension||live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers|
|Gearbox||4 speed Manual|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||750 kilo / 1,654 lbs|
|Length / Width / Height||3,850 mm (151.6 in) / 1,570 mm (61.8 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2,570 mm (101.2 in) / 1,330 mm (52.4 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)|
|Power to weight||0.37 bhp / kg|
|Top Speed||270 km/h (168 mph)|
Maserati 8CM 1933 Design Interior Exterior Car