Maserati 450S Coupé 

  • built in Italy
  • 1957
  • 400 HP 4.5L
  • 199 mph
 
The first 450S engine was installed in 350S chassis 3501 and renumbered to 4501.
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This one-of Maserati Coupe was developed for Le Mans and it was the only 450S fitted with a Coupe body.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Maserati 450S Coupé

Top speed

450S Coupé
199 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph
Tuatara
n.d.

0-100mph

450S Coupé
11 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s
Tuatara
n.d.

Data points Key details of the Maserati 450S Coupé

Number built

450S Coupé
1 car
McLaren F1
65 cars
Tuatara
n.d.

Horsepower

450S Coupé
400 HP
Tuatara
1,350 HP
McLaren F1
627 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Maserati 450S Coupé

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The car was actually slower than the roadsters and the design caused engine overheating.
At Maserati, a new car was built up around engine number 4512 which is often the chassis number now attributed to this car.
1
Aug

1957 Maserati 450S

by FRANK MARKUS |
Car & Driver News
The sound of its 4.5-liter engine was delightful.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Maserati
Type of car Race car
Year 1957
Number built 1 car

design

Chief designer Frank Costin

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/ZF Differential
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 127
Rear wheels 406/? 140

road tests

Top speed 199 mph
0-100mph 11 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.52 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP @ 7,200 RPM
Maximum torque 360 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,477 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.69 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,608 lb
Width 61 in
Height 39.4 in
Length 171.3 in
Front track width 53.1 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in
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