The Alfa Romeo 158's arrival on the scene rendered the 6CM, until this point Maserati's greatest weapon in the vital «pony car» (?) category, obsolete. Ernesto Maserati's new engine was incredibly innovative: the need for big rpms and reduced piston linear velocity, meant that he had to design a «square» engine, i.e. one with identical bore and stroke measurements. Another prestige feature of the new engine was its four valves per cylinder, a very much sought-after solution at the time. The model proved a resounding success and was continually developed until it went out of production in 1947. The most striking of the «special» versions of the 4CL was the aerodynamically bodied model that Gigi Villoresi drove in the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix, setting the best time in qualifying of 213 Km/h.


Длина, мм 3830
Ширина, мм 1480
Высота, мм 1100
База, мм 2500
Объем топливного бака, л 100
Снаряженная масса, кг 630
Трансмиссия 4 ступ.
Тип двигателя 4-цилиндровый
Рабочий объем, см3 1490
Максимальная мощность, л.с. (об/мин) 220 (8000)
Максимальная скорость, км/ч 235-250