CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage Space Frame

98,00 EUR

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product description

A masterpiece of architecture model:M-122 CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage Space Frame
This piece of model-building art is complete with an authentic recreation of the framework on which the body rests. With the body removed, you are able to see the light-weight design of its tubular space frame.
Technical data of the CMC-model:
  1. Model: Assembled, handmade precision model
  2. Manufacuter: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Art.-No.: M-122
  5. Limited Edition: 2000
Description of the 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 of the original vehicle:
  1. Maximum output:250 hp at 6,800 rpm
  2. Displacement: 2,890 ccm
  3. Top speed:approx. 285 km/h
  4. Wheel base:2,200 mm
  5. Total length:3,800 mm
  6. Total weight:approx. 600 kg