1956 Maserati 200 Si

Powering the 200S was a two-liter, all-alloy four-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts and twin-spark ignition. In comparison to the 150S engine which offered 140 horsepower, the 200S delivered 190 horsepower at 7500 RPM. It was fitted to a four-speed gearbox and mounted in a conventional tubular chassis. The early examples had a live rear axle, with later examples being given a DeDion axle setup per customer requests. In the front was a fully independent setup and drum brakes provided the stopping power.

Maserati built one example of the 200S in 1955, the successor to the A6GCS. It made its racing debut in June of 1955 at the Gran Premio di Napoli. It then raced at Imola, after which it returned to the factory where Giuseppe Musso and Bellucci continued its testing.

For the 1956 season, the 200S received improvements to the suspension and engine, helping the car achieve victory at Monza. Further development and modifications brought about the 200Si, which featured a number of body changes to meet the 1957 FIA regulations. During its racing career, the 200Si would score many victories and podium finishes on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Maserati 200 Si cars were built between 1955 and 1958 with 32 examples built.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

Related Reading : Maserati 200 Si History

Maseratis aging but still impressive A6GCS needed improvement in order to stay competitive. The decision was made to address the 4C2F engine that had been in production since the early 1950s and used in Formula 2 racing. Development began and the project was codenamed Tipo 52, but commonly referred to as Tipo 200S. In order to speed up production and to reduce costs, the project was divided into....
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1956 Maserati 200 Si vehicle information

Spyder
Designer: Fantuzzi

Chassis Num: 2405

At the beginning of 1955, Maserati built the successor to its successful A6GCS, the Tipo 200S. These first appeared in June 1956 at the Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore at Monza, where Maserati entered three 200Ss, including this car. All of the cars d....[continue reading]

Spyder
Chassis #: 2405 

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