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Encyclopedia > Maserati Tipo 61
Maserati Tipo 61
Maserati "Birdcage"
Also called: Birdcage
Manufacturer: Maserati
Production: 1959-1961
Body style: no-door, single seater racecar
Platform: FR
Engine: 2890.3 cc inline-four cylinder, Normally aspirated with two Weber 48 DC03 carburettors
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Wheelbase: 2200 mm
Curb weight: 600 kg
Related: Maserati Birdcage 75th
Designer: Giulio Alfieri

The Maserati Type 61 is among one of the most iconic racing cars in history. The car was produced between 1959 and 1961 by Maserati for racing in Le Mans. Famed for its intricate tubular latticework chassis, hence the nickname "Birdcage". Despite being faster round the track than other cars, the Birdcage was unreliable and often retired from races due to problems with the gearbox. Automakers or automobile manufacturers are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Present Maserati logo Maserati is a famous Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established in 1914 in Bologna. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Internal combustion engine. ... The cubic meter (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... A naturally-aspirated engine (NA - aspiration meaning breathing) refers to an internal combustion engine (normally petrol or diesel powered) that is neither turbocharged nor supercharged. ... The carburetor (or carburettor, carb for short) is a device which mixes air and fuel for an internal_combustion engine. ... Manual gearbox Gearbox redirects here. ... This is an article about manual transmission in general; for guidance on how to drive with a manual transmission, see Manual transmission driving technique. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... MM or Mm or mm can mean or be an abbreviation for: Geography: Metro Manila Myanmar (MM) Military: Machinists Mate, a rating in the United States Navy Military Medal, a British and Commonwealth decoration Meckauer Mafia, militant east coast gang Commerce: Market maker Million, in traditional accounting or investment... Curb weight or kerb weight is the total weight of an automobile with standard equipment, oil, lubricants, coolant, a full tank of fuel and not loaded with either passengers or cargo. ... KG, Kg or kg may indicate: A Kampfgeschwader, a bomber squadron of the former German Luftwaffe Basketball Player Kevin Garnett An abbreviation for kilogram (always kg) Knight of the Garter, a British decoration Kommanditgesellschaft, German version of a limited partnership Kongo language (ISO 639 alpha-2) An abbreviation for konig... The Maserati Birdcage 75th at the 2006 LA Auto Show. ... Automobile design or car design is the design of automobiles. ... Giulio Alfieri (Parma, July 10, 1924 - Modena, March 20, 2002), was an italian automobile engineer, affiliated with Maserati in Modena, Italy since 1953, where he was central to the development of racing and production cars in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Present Maserati logo Maserati is a famous Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established in 1914 in Bologna. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A chassis (plural: chassis) consists of a framework which supports an inanimate object, analogous to an animals skeleton; for example in the construction of an automobile or of a firearm. ...


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The Maserati Birdcage 75th is a concept car to honour the 75th anniversary of both the Birdcage and Pininfarina. It features a 700 bhp V12 engine and like the originals, no doors. The Maserati Birdcage 75th at the 2006 LA Auto Show. ... Pininfarina logo. ... A V12 is an internal combustion engine with 12 cylinders in V configuration. ...


 
 

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