CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage Space Frame
Limited Edition 2000 pcs.
At some point in time, each model car manufacturer dreams of replicating the Maserati Birdcage to testify to its craftsmanship and capabilities, since the legendary spaceframe of the Birdcage is an ultimate test of model-building skills. CMC now offers you a hand-assembled replica of the spaceframe all by itself. Another extraordinary piece of model-building, this all-metal replica stands witness to what CMC can possibly achieve. It is a product of both art and technology, which will enrich the display of your collection in a unique way.
- Hand-assembled spaceframe from a large number of metal bars
- The metal floor panel of the cockpit is fastened to the underbody frame with finely-shaped gusset plates and rivets
- Spaceframe is held in place on a wood plate
HISTORY (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
The Maserati Tipo 60/61 is undoubtedly one of the most famous racing cars from the early 60s. Much of the fame is attributed to its extraordinarily intricate tubular frame. Its architect, the Maserati chief designer Giulio Alfieri, masterminded a steel construction built of more than 200 single tubes with a caliber of 10 to 15 mm. At first sight, it was a non-descript heap of tubes, but upon a closer look, with all the transverse, oblique, and angular connections, they joined nicely in an ingenious frame that weighed only about 30 kg. Simply a feat of engineering made possible by a genius. In this way, Maserati created a chassis that was at once sturdy and light, whereas in other cars, the option was either with one or the other.
It was the intricate finely-woven spaceframe of the Tipo 60/61 that gave the car its now legendary nickname “Birdcage.”
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
Maserati Tipo 61, 1960:
- Four cylinder in-line-engine, 45° inclined to the right
- Single-wheel suspension in the front
- De-Dion rear axle with transverse-installed spring leaf
|Maximum output:||250 hp at 6.800 rpm|
|Top speed:||285 km/h|
|Wheel base:||2.200 mm|
|Total length:||3.800 mm|
|Total weight:||approx. 600 kg|
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