Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Maserati 450 S

Maserati 450S (built 1956–8) is a racing car made by Maserati of Italy, and used in FIA's endurance World Sportscar Championship racing. A total of nine were made. Between 1956 and 1962, the 450S had 119 appearances, 31 of these being victories.
Maserati used the chassis as a test mule for its new 5.7-liter V8 of 5,657cc. The cylinders are inclined at 90 degrees to each other. The naturally aspirated engine churns out 520 horsepower.
A 1956 Maserati 450S Prototype, famously driven and crashed by Stirling Moss, was set to be auctioned in Monaco in 2010. Estimated between £3.3 million and £4.5 million it failed to change hands.