1957 maserati 450s




1957 maserati 450s

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  • La S è una autovettura da competizione costruita dalla Maserati dal al All'epoca fu la vettura sportiva più potente della sua categoria e durante le competizioni a cui prese parte non ebbe mai guasti al motore. Durante la stagione automobilistica del le gare a cui partecipò le vinse.

    Maserati S Costin-Zagato. This one-of Maserati Coupe was developed for Le Mans and it was the only Maserati S fitted with a.

    After Maserati decided to retire from racing all together, leaving the S as their last great sports racing car. Many of the 10 cars.

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    He would be the unlikely victor, but a little dip in the Mediterranean would make Le Mans Series Catalunya km. The Maserati designers worked simultaniously on two different engines, a new 3. These improvements help keep the vehicles stable at speeds.

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    Maserati S History, Pictures, Value, Auction Sales, Research and News

    Maserati's Tipo 54 S was conceived in by the company's chief engineer, Alberto Bellentanti. The tubular chassis was the work of Valerio Colotti. Toggle vehicle navigation Maserati S Menu. For half of the race there was no one who could keep up with the S. Then clutch began to fail and finally the transmission seized, ending the superb effort.

    The heir to their Kimberly-Clark fortune, Kimberly was an accomplished SCCA driver, and one of the first to bring professionalism into the sport via his support vehicles, crew uniforms and paddock facilities. After Kimberly sold it, this car was rarely raced and the chassis and engine got separated. In the s, Maserati historian Joel Finn owned the car, and was able to locate and reunite the original engine and the chassis.

    1957 maserati 450s

    This car was restored in and has returned to the racetrack after an absence of 49 years. The first race of the season was the Buenos Aires 1, km. Fangio and Moss drove the heavily modified chassis where they led much of the race, until clutch problems slowed them until the transmission failed and forced their retirement.

    At the 12 Hour Sebring event, Fangio and Behra co-drove the lone S, chassis , to overall victory by more than two laps. The Maserati S was produced from through with only ten examples being produced. The purpose of the S was to challenge the powerful competition such as Ferrari and Jaguar for the World Championship.

    1957 maserati 450s

    The S went beyond just a power engine; it featured a chassis that was lightweight, sturdy, and durable. Two engines were constructed, a 3. The six-cylinder was placed into the chassis first and prepared for the Mille Miglia. The result was disappointing. By the close of , the eight-cylinder engine was completed and anxiously installed into the front of the vehicle. With continued testing and development nearly horsepower was achieved, up from an initial The degree eight-cylinder engine with dual-overhead cams and 4-Weber 45 IDM carburetors was matted to a Colotti five-speed manual gearbox and powered the rear wheels.

    The brakes were further improved to handle the massive power being displaced. The inaugural race for the S in was at the Argentinean km race where it was piloted by Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio. The S immediately proved to be the top contender and easily lead the race for many laps.

    Unfortunately, due to a a clutch problem the transmission seized and the S was forced to retire from the race. In the hands of these capable drivers, the Maserati S easily captured its first victory. The S was the quickest vehicle on the track. Its shortcomings that would continue to plaque the S would prove to be its mechanical failures and poor luck. Maserati set its sights on the grueling 24 Hours of Lemans.

    1957 maserati 450s

    This endurance race features high speed straight stretches and favor vehicles fitted with aerodynamic bodies with reduce drag. These improvements help keep the vehicles stable at speeds. Maserati designed a special body for LeMans and fitted it to a S. Even with Sterling Moss at the wheel, the redesigned body suffered greatly from design flaws and had a slower top speed than the S fitted with a roadster body.

    Moss managed to navigate the S to second place before the vehicle began experiencing problems with the rear axle, ultimately forcing retirement from the race. With the Maserati S continuing to suffer from mechanical difficulties, the World Championship was still open to contention by other marques. A second victory was achieved by a S at the Swedish Grand Prix, although a sister S car also in the race was forced to retire from the race after suffering from transmission problems.

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