Maserati 300S 

  • $14k built in Italy
  • 1955-1959
  • 245 HP 3.0L
  • 180 mph
Remarkably the privately owned 300S of Bill Spear finished third overall, setting a good precedent for the upcoming model.
Moss still preffered the more reliable and tractable 300S, but the 450 was a better overall contender.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Maserati 300S


Maserati 300S
5 s
McLaren P1
2.7 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Maserati 300S
180 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Maserati 300S


Maserati 300S

Number built

Maserati 300S
26 cars
McLaren P1
375 cars
300 cars

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Maserati 300S
Replacing the A6GCS series, Maserati had engineer Vittorio Ballantrani prepare a new car to stay on pace with competition from the similarly powered Ferrari Monza, Jaguar D-Type and Mercedes-Benz SLR.
For 1957, Maserati had prepared its potent 450S with it's powerful 400 bhp V8 engine.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Maserati
Price $13,750
Type of car Race car
Year 1955-1959
Highest auction price 1955 Maserati 300 S Sports Racing Car, $1.925M, January 2006
Number built 26 cars


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 127
Rear wheels 406/? 127

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,720 lb
Width 57.1 in
Height 38.6 in
Length 163.4 in
Front track width 51.2 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in

road tests

Top speed 180 mph
0-60mph 5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.02 lb/hp
Maximum hp 245 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,992 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.54 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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