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Maserati 8C
Aka Maserati 8C 2000/2300/3000
Manufacturer Maserati
Parent company
Production 1932, 2 units
Assembly
Predecessor
Successor
Class Race car
Platform FR
Body style
Engine 3 L Straight-8
136 kW at 5600 rpm (185 bhp)
Transmission 4 speed manual transmission
Suspension
Steering
Brakes Hydraulic
Wheelbase
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
Front track
Rear track
Weight 850 kg (1874 lb)
Fuel economy
Fuel capacity
Luggage capacity
Related
Similar
Designer Alfieri Maserati


The Maserati 8C was a Grand Prix race car for Maserati between 1932 and 1933. The 8C was being designed by Alfieri Maserati in the early 1930's however he died before its completion. Development of the engine continued and the car was constructed for racing in 1932. The car won the 1933 French Grand Prix and Sir Henry Birkin achieved third place driving it in the Tripoli Grand Prix, however it was not very successful in other races. The car featured some of the world's earliest hydraulic brakes.

In 2000 an original Maserati 8C 2300 sold at an auction for US$1.65 million and a 1932 Maserati 8C 3000 for $1.08 million.


Also See

Maserati 8CM


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