Gallery: Three of the best Maseratis in 100 years
Maserati have gone ahead and set up a pretty great little website in preparation of their 100th birthday. It features a host of their favourite cars selected from their road and racecar history. Obviously it’s the latter that we’re most interested in, and here’s our three absolute favourites. Enjoy.
One of the most beautiful cars ever built, the Maserati Tipo 61 was nicknamed “Birdcage” for it’s tubular construction. You can read more about it here.
Victor at 18 Grand Prix events in total, the 260hp, tubular constructed 4CLT won a staggering GPs in it’s debut year of 1948 alone. Weighing just 630kg in total, the 4CLT was capable of reaching 270km/h.
Our personal favourite here at Motorsport Retro, the 250F rose to fame in the mid 1950s and would continue to win races on behalf of the marque for an impressive seven years. By the time it was eventually superceeded, the 250F had taken a staggering 55 victories for the Maserati team. Best remembered by many for Juan Manuel Fangio’s incredible efforts at the 1957 German Grand Prix during which he broke the lap record no less than 10 times – The 250F is our all time best Maserati.