at Silverstone 2000
Part III
Mark Knopfler's 1957 Maserati 300S.    
The 300S cockpit and the ventilated front drum brakes.
The 2993cc 6-cyl in line engine developes 245-bhp at 6200-rpm.   
Even the fuel tank is a work of art - the same cannot be said of the photographs!    
How nice it must be to just sit and enjoy this car!
Technical specification - Tipo 300S

Body type Sports car
Production years From 1954 to 1958
Engine Front engined 6 cylinder in line
Bore and stroke 84 mm / 75 mm
Engine capacity 2494 c.c.
Compression ratio 8,75:1
Maximum power 270 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Distribution Twin overhead camshaft, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed Normally aspirated with three
Weber 42 DC03 / 45 DCO3 carburettors
Ignition Twin plugs per cylinder with two magnetos
Lubrification Forced with delivery and return pumps
Transmission Rear wheel drive
Clutch Dry multiplates
Gearbox 4 speed and reverse
Chassis Multi tubular with two 40mm side members
Front suspension:- Independent wheels, coil-springs
and telescopic shock-absorbers
Rear suspension:- De Dion axle, transverse leaf-springs
and hydraulic shock-absorbers
Brakes Hydraulically operated drum brakes on all four wheels
Wheelbase 2310 mm (from 1957 - 2225 mm)
Wheel tracks Front 1300 mm    Rear 1250 mm
Tyres Front:- 6,00 x 16    Rear:- 6,50 x 16
Dry weight 750 kg (from 1957 - 630 kg)
Maximum speed 265 km/h
Models constructed 31


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