1957 Maserati 250F T2 ‘V12′ — Images, Specifications and Information

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With victories in the first two Prix of the 1954 season in the of Juan Manuel Fangio, the all new 250F’s career got off to a great Unfortunately, the elegant Italian was then forced to play fiddle against the mighty W196 and subsequently the Lancia D50 with Fangio at the wheel. eight cylinder engined simply produced more than Maserati’s straight

The 250F’s straightforward design did it a popular choice with and while Fangio dominated 1 in the W196 and D50, Maserati around two dozen examples in years.

Maserati did not take the defeats down and gradually developed aspect of the 250F’s design. of this work focused on the of the body, reflecting an ever emphasis on reducing drag. the 1954 season an all-enveloping body was used on high tracks and for 1955 the definitive nose’ was introduced by in-house Medardo Fantuzzi.

Chief Giulio Alfieri also a considerable amount of time a fuel injection system for the straight six. Another was the off-set installation of the engine in the which allowed the prop-shaft to run the driver. This in turn the seat to be mounted considerably

Another two victories in 1956 that progress indeed was but with the return of Fangio to the ranks in 1957, more drastic improvements were An all-new multi-tubular space-frame was laid down. It followed the lines but was considerably lighter and than the much more original. The double wishbone and DeDion axle rear were carried over. the advent of the more efficient brakes, Alfieri stuck to

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These were, however, of a design with improved power and cooling characteristics. The version of the straight six engine was over but, surprisingly, it was not off-set in the new ‘Tipo 2′ or chassis.

In addition to the new lightweight chassis, also devised a new engine in Very much a clean-sheet this was a sophisticated V12 engine twin overhead camshafts. were driven by a series of from the front of the engine.

The 60º angle in combination with the layout left little between the banks, so Alfieri had to fit the carburettors between the camshafts. As was on Maserati engines of the day, a spark ignition system was The 24 plugs were fed by two massive driven by the gears at the front of the and 24 individual coils.

An engineering work of art, the 2.5 V12 produced 320 bhp at a startling 12,000 That was a whole 50 bhp more the straight six.

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