The lightning-fast new start of the Maserati 8CTF

Maserati 8CTF del 1938

The Maserati 8CTF is the car of a rebirth: a daydream with open eyes geared towards the future, like a second chance after averting great danger.

In this case, the danger was the financial crisis that hit Maserati in the 1930s. In 1937, the company that Alfieri Maserati had founded in Bologna 23 years earlier was bought by Adolfo Orsi, who moved the headquarters to Modena and re-launched production. In the agreement, however, the three Maserati brothers – Bindo, Ernesto and Enzo – were granted positions as consultants.

Thus Ernesto felt free from the financial constraints that had discouraged his dreams of speed until then, and was able to conceive this gem with an eight-cylinder, 366 hp engine. A gem that won two consecutive editions of the Indianapolis 500 Mile race, in 1939 and 1940.

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December 16, 2016