Thursday, 18 July 2019

SPORTS CAR MANUFACTURER, JANNARELLY TO LAUNCH DESIGN-1 AT SALON PRIVÉ



SPORTS CAR MANUFACTURER, JANNARELLY TO LAUNCH DESIGN-1 AT SALON PRIVÉ

 The Jannarelly Design-1 started out as one man’s dream to create the perfect car for himself! Having already designed the sensational W Motors Lykan HyperSport, the man in question, Anthony Jannarelly knew exactly what he was doing.
The car is designed for pure driving pleasure. More reminiscent of a 1960s Italian thoroughbred, the Design-1 has perfect sports car poise and balance sitting low and wide and with rear-wheel drive configuration, the car provides an exhilarating driving experience. Built on a steel/aluminium tubular structure, the car weighs in at just 810kg in composite form or 760kg in all-carbon. Its 3.5 Litre Nissan-derived V6 delivers a healthy 325bhp which is enough to propel the Jannarelly to 62mph in less than 4 seconds.
When asked what inspired him to create the Design-1, Anthony Jannarelly said "I was often asked if I drove a Lykan and the more I said no, the more I wondered what kind of car I would like to drive on a daily basis. I started sketching some ideas during a flight and then met my now partner, Frederic Juillot, who made boats and composite parts and is also based in Dubai.”
Initially, the idea was for Anthony to build just one car – for himself, however, this was just the beginning of the story. Their combined skills in design and composites quickly saw the Design-1 come to fruition and so, settling on a 3.5 Litre naturally-aspirated Nissan V6 engine for the power plant, they began to communicate details about the car via the internet to gauge interest. “Such was the enthusiasm”, said Anthony, “that we decided to go the whole way and launch our own sports car brand and so Jannarelly was born”.
Jannarelly offers a variety of different options for the Design-1 including hardtop, canopy cover and low-level windshield and both interior and exterior can be customized to the customers’ choice.
David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director of Salon Privé said “I’m thrilled that Anthony and Thomas Ceccaldi, Director of Jannarelly Paris have selected our event to launch the thrilling Design-1 to the UK market. In spite of our continued growth, we have been able to maintain the ambience and atmosphere that makes Salon Privé such a unique boutique event and it is this environment that I believe is perfect for presenting such a specialised brand as Jannarelly. By and large, the guests who attend the event are knowledgeable, well-heeled enthusiasts and I’m confident that they will welcome this fabulous new sports car brand when it is unveiled on the lawns of Blenheim Palace.”

TV AND FILM CARS TO JOIN DAILY PARADES AT BEAULIEU THIS SUMMER


TV AND FILM CARS TO JOIN DAILY PARADES AT BEAULIEU THIS SUMMER

Motoring stars from TV and film will join the amazing line-up of vehicles in daily parades at Beaulieu this summer – from July 20th to September 1st.
The gadget-laden Jaguar XKR from the James Bond film Die Another Day which duelled with Bond’s Aston Martin on a frozen lake, famous three-wheeler Del Boy’s Reliant Regal Supervan from Only Fools and Horses and the fantasmagorical Chitty Chitty Bang Bangcan all be seen in action in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
Also taking part will be a rare 1960s Amphicar convertible that is just as at home on land as it is on water and the 1959 Standard Ten Gold Star named Bluebell, which captured the hearts of thousands of classic car enthusiasts when it was saved from scrappage scheme destruction.
Inside the museum, see Beaulieu’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years with the original Child Catcher carriage, Truly Scrumptious’ Humber 8hp, Lord Scrumptious’ Austro-Daimler 27/80 Prince Henry, the film’s wonderfully inventive machines of Rowland Emett, a replica Grandpa Potts’ hut and exciting Chitty memorabilia.
In the World of Top Gear see eye-catching new exhibits with vehicles straight from the set of filming the latest series with new presenters Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris.
For more high-octane fun, spectacular Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 3rd and 4th offer the chance to get up-close to some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable cars as they unleash their horsepower on demonstration runs. Super sound-offs, an appearance of the new extreme Jaguar XE SV Project 8, car marque Marcos 60thanniversary display and more than 100 Aston Martins are the highlights of this year’s event, which is sponsored by A-Plan Insurance.*
Throughout the summer at Palace House, see costumed actors perform play lets with motoring marvels including the 1904 De Dion Bouton. Pick up collectors’ cards for the historic characters you meet, then join traditional games on the lawns before heading inside for a singalong around the grand piano. Make sure you visit The Art of Belinda, Lady Montagu– her story in stitches, the new exhibition which celebrates the painting, drawing and needlework of Lord Montagu’s mother.
Lord Montagu’s falconer will give demonstrations of his magnificent birds of prey in Beaulieu Abbey Cloister, with the chance to learn more about this ancient art in the Abbot’s Mews falconry exhibition. Then for a selfie photo opportunity, try on a habit and talk to the costumed monk in the ruins of Beaulieu Abbey.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-3pm on August 6th- 29th, younger visitors can also get hands-on with free creative workshops in the National Motor Museum. Family craft activities will be inspired by the National Motor Museum Trust’s collections and celebrate the 90th anniversary of World Land Speed Record-breaking Golden Arrow. See nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/ for more details.
Summer activities are included in a general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top GearOn Screen Cars, Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens.
Tickets to Beaulieu can be bought in advance online. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345. If there is too much to do in a day, then tickets include a return-for-free visit within six days.
* Event tickets to Beaulieu Supercar Weekend are available separately. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/beaulieu-supercar-weekend/.

SPEED 8 DEBUT ICES BENTLEY BIRTHDAY CAKE AT THE CLASSIC



SPEED 8 DEBUT ICES BENTLEY BIRTHDAY CAKE AT THE CLASSIC
Bentley Speed 8 to race at the 2019 Silverstone Classic

For the first time in history, one of Bentley’s stunning 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Speed 8 prototypes will race on home UK soil when it debuts on track at this month’s magical Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).
It is now more than 16 years since Bentley made a dramatic return to the scene of its ethos-defining early victories and scored an evocative sixth success at Le Mans in 2003 to add to its five original wins racked up between 1924 and 1930.
In the latest chapter in its history, Bentley was taken over by the Volkswagen Group in 1998 and the new German guardians were understandably keen to re-establish the brand’s sporting credentials.
To recreate those glory days, the new owners invested in a prototype motor sport programme and in 2003 briefly switched its Le Mans attack from Audi to Bentley.
British racing green livered Speed 8 coupés were designed and produced at the team’s UK base in Crewe – albeit with some technical support plus 600bhp twin-turbo V8 engines from serial LM24 winners Audi – and the programme culminated in Bentley’s first Le Mans win in 73 years. With mission accomplished, the fastest cars ever to wear the hallowed Flying B badge were immediately mothballed and VW’s endurance racing efforts switched back to more mainstream Audi ‘Silver Arrows’.
One of those stunning 215mph speedsters from 2003, though, is now in the private hands of experienced sportscar racing enthusiast Shaun Lynn and he will be contesting both showdowns for the Aston Martin Trophy for Masters Endurance Legends at the 2019 Classic – incredibly it will be the first time one of these magnificent Speed 8s has ever raced in the UK.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Shaun is joining us at the Classic to race his Speed 8,” enthused a delighted Ron Maydon, President of Masters Historic Racing. “This will be another iconic addition to our already impressive grid and is sure to be a massive crowd-pleaser. The Speed 8’s debut in a Masters’ race is all the more pertinent, of course, as Bentley is celebrating its centenary at the Classic and its Le Mans victories are very much a highlight of the brand’s incredible heritage.”
Bentley turned 100 earlier this month (W.O. Bentley was founded his eponymous company on 10 July 1919) and that milestone will be honoured with special displays, parades and races at the Classic.
Indeed Saturday’s packed programme concludes late in the evening with an evocative ‘Twilight Tribute to Le Mans’. Three spectacular sportscar races set at dusk will cover almost a century of round-the-clock racing and feature 150 great cars ranging from the Bentleys of 1920s right up to the superfast sports prototypes such as the Speed 8, Lola Aston Martin and a pair of striking Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs – another Le Mans winner. It’s not to be missed!   
“We must thank Shaun massively for bringing the Speed 8 to Silverstone – it’s an incredible car and will be the icing on Bentley’s centenary birthday cake as we celebrate the company’s milestone 100th anniversary at the Classic,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of the Silverstone Classic. “Our special Saturday evening Twilight Tribute to Le Mans is now complete: it will kick off with a wonderful array of vintage Bentleys competing in the Pre-War Sportscar race and conclude at dusk with the Speed 8 racing into the sunset. Just perfect!”
This summer’s unrivalled roster of retro races also includes special anniversary celebrations for Capris, Minis and Abarths plus evocative showdowns for classic era Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters, all together on the same Classic race-card for the very first time.
Providing great value, all tickets – which must be purchased in advance – also give access to a wealth of great family entertainment including period funfair rides, driving experiences, interactive games, massive car club displays plus live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evening which this summer pay homage to the seminal Woodstock festival of 1969. Along with access to both racing paddocks and open trackside grandstands, all of those fun-fuelled attractions are included absolutely free in the ticket price!
Adult tickets cost from just £45 and a wide range of child, young adult and family tickets are also available along with camping and hospitality options. Full details of all ticket prices are detailed on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

BEAULIEU’S RECORD SIMPLY JAGUAR IS A ROARING SUCCESS



BEAULIEU’S RECORD SIMPLY JAGUAR IS A ROARING SUCCESS

An all-time record of 474 Jaguars made Beaulieu’s Simply Jaguar the biggest and best yet, with luxury and sports cars from the British motoring legend roaring into the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
With an extra 59 cars to last year’s event, the fourth Simply Jaguar on Sunday (July 14th) was packed with a variety of eye-catching cars. The number of event-goers was also up from 860 last year to 940 this year.
The iconic Jaguar MkII, which was made famous by ITV’s popular Inspector Morsedetective series, was well-represented for its 60th anniversary year. It was joined by examples of its MkI predecessor and the class-leading XJ6 that replaced it.
Two pristine Jaguar SS saloons, dating from 1936 and 1937, were the oldest cars on show, while an equally impressive sight were examples of Jaguar’s stunning XK120, XK140 and XK150 post-war sports cars and impressive D-type replicas. Other crowd favourites included the much-loved E-type and XJ-S, plus the modern-day XK and F-type, while the Jaguar Driver’s Club and Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club were both well-represented by members.
Show-goers voted for their favourite Jaguar of the show in the People’s Choice Award with Paul Baker, from Oxford, winning with his 1966 E-type roadster. An eye-catching machine in gunmetal with a blue hood, the E-type has received plenty of attention during Paul’s two years of ownership. He said: “I’ve done loads to it, including a full respray, new roof and an engine rebuild. It’s a style icon and I always aspired to have one.” Paul was presented with a Beaulieu trophy and Autoglym car care pack by Beaulieu’s Financial Director Phil Johnson.
Also scoring highly were runners-up Paul Whitfield, from Hook in Hampshire, and Alastair McIntyre, from Pinner in London. Paul’s 1956 Jaguar XK140 gave an impressive shine on the hot summer day. Paul said: “I just keep polishing it. I’m captivated by the colour combination of red with a beige interior and I love the 1950s style.”
Alastair has owned his 2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR, in Corris Grey paintwork, for two years. He said: “I’ve fitted new wheels and suspension to the car. I love it simply because it’s a Jaguar!” Both Paul and Alastair were presented with Autoglym prizes.
Simply Jaguar was Beaulieu’s seventh Simply rally this year. It will be followed by Simply Japanese on July 28th, the first Simply Mercedes on August 18th and Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.

CROWD-PLEASING SUPERCAR SHOWCASE RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND



CROWD-PLEASING SUPERCAR SHOWCASE RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND

The cars are always the stars at the annual Silverstone Classic (26-28 July). The pair of race paddocks are jam-packed with hundreds and hundreds of the finest competition cars from the sport’s golden eras, the infield is chock-a-block with thousands and thousands of dazzling classics spanning generations of motoring history plus there is the awe-inspiring Supercar Legends presented by Yokohama display.
First introduced in 2018, the stunning showcase of supercars was an instant success with visitors and, as last year, it will be based in the International Paddock where the Formula 1 team contesting the British Grand Prix were located just yesterday.
Adding to its allure, the standout display will not only put the spotlight on the latest generation of exotic speedsters from leading supercar manufacturers but, in keeping with the event’s overall theme, will also co-star paragons from previous generations.
Among the past champions will be seminal icons such as the Lamborghini Countach, Porsche Carrera GT, De Tomaso Pantera and Jaguar XJR-15 – the sensational V12 powered mid-engined marvel produced by Tom Walkinshaw Racing as an alternative to Jaguar’s own XJ220.
Bringing the supercar story more up-to-date, the showcase will also put a Classic spotlight on more recent speed machines – a mouth-watering array including a pair of astounding Aston Martins (One/77 and DBS On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Ford GT in evocative Gulf racing livery, Lamborghini Aventador S, a trio of mind-boggling McLarens (720 Spyder, SLR and P1) plus a pair of impressive Pagani roadsters (Huayra and Zonda S).
Another head-turner will be the new Brabham BT62 – a £1.2m track day stunner that can trace its lineage back to triple F1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.
Further fuelling the adrenalin rush, visitors to the Classic over the weekend will be treated to an unmissable 3D supercar experience with the eye-catching collection being fired-up for memorable parade laps of the full Silverstone Grand Prix track.
“There are so many great cars already on show at the Classic but the Supercar Legends presented by Yokohama was a real crowd-pleaser when introduced 12 months ago – it has already evolved into yet another of the many, many highlights at the Classic,” extolled Event Director, Nick Wigley.
Whether lured by the incredible supercars, the unrivalled retro race-card, the 10,000+ classic cars on show, or the amazing array of fun-fuelled family entertainment, all Silverstone Classic tickets must be purchased in advance.
This summer’s unrivalled race roster includes special anniversary celebrations for Abarths, Bentleys, Capris and Minis plus evocative showdowns for classic era Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters all together on the same race-card for the very first time. There’s also a sparkling Twilight Tribute to Le Mans as the sun goes down on Saturday evening.
Providing great value, all tickets – which must be purchased in advance – also give access to a wealth of great family entertainment including period funfair rides, driving experiences, interactive games, massive car club displays plus live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evening which this summer pay homage to the seminal Woodstock festival of 1969. Along with access to both racing paddocks and open trackside grandstands, all of those fun-fuelled attractions are included absolutely free in the ticket price!
Adult tickets cost from just £45 and a wide range of child, young adult and family tickets are also available along with camping and hospitality options. Full details of all ticket prices are detailed on the silverstoneclassic.com website. 

ASTON MARTIN LEGENDS JOIN CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE



ASTON MARTIN LEGENDS JOIN CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

 Five of the rarest and most astonishing Aston Martins ever built have now been confirmed for Concours of Elegance 2019. From the track-focused 1932 Le Mans Lightweight ‘LM9’ to the 1985 V8 Vantage that formed the template for the fabled X-Pack Vantages, these six cars are the very pinnacle of Aston Martin innovation, design and performance.
Now almost 90 years old, the 1932 Aston Martin Le Mans Lightweight ‘LM9’ was created specifically to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours race that year, in conjunction with its sister car ‘LM10’. ‘LM9’ was fitted with a number of ‘Electron’ parts, a magnesium and aluminium alloy, to help reduce weight over previous Aston Martin racers, and had a pointed tail and low radiator design to help with aerodynamics.
The 1.5-litre car’s first outing was at Le Mans, during 1932 but it didn’t prove successful. The driver pairing of Peacock and Buzzant were forced to retire from the race when a rocker arm broke, was replaced by mechanics, but then the whole rocker bracket failed on the next lap. But its story doesn’t end there; ‘LM9’ returned to Le Mans the following year with the driver pairing of Driscoll and Penn Hughes, with more success. In fact, ‘LM9’ finished the Le Mans 24 Hours fifth overall, first in class and 2nd in the Rudge Cup; an early weighting system that compared a car’s finishing position with its engine size.
At the more modern end of the Aston Martin lineup, Concours of Elegance will be displaying a V8 Vantage model with a significant history. The very car on display at Hampton Court Palace is the genesis of the fabled X-Pack V8 Vantage models, of which only 131 were built.
Finished in Kensington Silver, this V8 Vantage started life as a ‘standard’ car but was later returned to Aston Martin Works so they could begin developing a new, more powerful and better handling version to best the Ferrari 288 GTO and Lamborghini Countach QV 5000. As a result, it got new high compression Cosworth pistons, a larger intake manifold, new Weber carburettors, redesigned cylinder heads and more.
No line up of Aston Martins would be complete without key ‘DB’ models; and Concours of Elegance will start with one of the earliest, the DB2/4 Mark II Saloon. Produced as a more practical four-seater version of the DB2, this particular example was purchased new in June 1956 from Brooklands of Bond Street by The Count Charles de Salis who, together with Cpt Gregor MacGregor entered the followings month’s International Alpine Rally – renowned as being one of the most gruelling motor events of its period. The pair came second in class and won a much-coveted ‘Coupe des Alpes’.
Two examples of arguably the most famous Aston Martin in history will also be on display in the main Concours d’elegance line-up; the DB5 and DB5 Convertible. Made famous by a certain secret agent, the DB5 catapulted Aston Martin into popular culture. The DB5 Saloon being displayed at Hampton Court Palace holds the honour of being the first car to wear the Aston Martin Works Coachbuilders badge, having been the first project fully restored by the factory.
The Aston Martins in the main Concours display will be joined by a special world-first Aston Martin Zagato feature as part of Zagato’s Centenary celebrations. Concours of Elegance will gather one of every Aston Martin Zagato variant ever manufactured in celebration of Zagato’s Centenary. From the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato, right through to the Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake, visitors will be able to browse 19 examples from one of the most famous creative partnerships in automotive history.
Regarded as the UK’s finest Concours d’elegance, the Hampton Court Palace Concours of Elegance will, for its 8th event, return to the finely manicured gardens of the former home of Henry VIII. From 6-8 September, this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of spectacular vehicles will not only include a celebration of the Ferrari 166MM celebration but also a gathering of ‘Future Classics’ – the rarest and most bespoke luxury and performance cars of the last decade.
Of course, the Concours of Elegance’s central display of more than 60 of the rarest vehicles ever built will be the focal point, telling the story of the motor car from the pioneers of the 1890s right through to the latest bespoke hypercars. Picking out icons and rarities from the world’s most famous car brands, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce, the Concours of Elegance is a celebration of craftsmanship, luxury and innovation.
Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said:“For fans of the Aston Martin brand, Concours of Elegance 2019 is an absolutely unmissable event. Not only do we have a number of the most significant Astons ever produced in our main line-up, but we’ve also got a world-first Aston Martin Zagato display gathering one-offs and rarities that will come together only once in a lifetime. Add to that an official presence from Aston Martin itself, alongside car club displays from the Aston Martin Owners Club, and visitors will have nearly a hundred Aston Martins to admire over the course of the 6th-8th September.”
Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from £40, with children under five and carers entering free of charge. Visitors are also able to purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch, drinks reception and cream tea. To buy tickets head to: http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

MASERATI TIPO 60, DEBUT AND VICTORY AT ROUEN ON 12 JULY 1959



MASERATI TIPO 60, DEBUT AND VICTORY AT ROUEN ON 12 JULY 1959

Tipo 61 Birdcage Nino Vaccarella Targa Florio 1960

 On 12 July 1959, the Maserati Tipo 60 “Birdcage”, with the 30-year-old Stirling Moss at the wheel, made its race debut in the Sport category at Rouen. The Tipo 60 recorded its first win, defeating two Lotus 15 cars and getting the fastest lap in 2.28.5 at an average speed of 158.594 km / h. This was just the first of a long series of victories: the Birdcage also won four Italian Hill Climb Championships (driven by Odoardo Govoni in 1960-1961-1962 and Nino Todaro in 1963) and two Italian circuit racing Championships (in 1960 with Mennato Boffa and 1963 with Nino Todaro).
In 1958, the Orsi family, at that time the owner of Maserati, decided to assign engineer Giulio Alfieri, technical manager, the project to identify new technical solutions to make the competition cars even more competitive. Alfieri was given complete freedom of action, and this provided the basis for a historic turning point for the company. The initial idea was to build a new car with a monocoque structure, but this proposal did not go ahead. In October 1958, Alfieri and his collaborators discussed how to achieve lightweight combined with very high torsional rigidity. They designed a revolutionary chassis consisting of around 200 steel tubes of very small diameter (between 10 and 15 mm) which, combined together in very short lengths in a complex mesh, formed a birdcage structure - hence the car's nickname, “Birdcage”.
For the Tipo 60 a compact 2-litre four-cylinder engine was mounted in the middle of the car, at a 45° angle to reduce space at the front and lower the centre of gravity. This gave the car exceptional balance in terms of both weight and aerodynamics. The engine, derived from that of the 200S, was suitably modified, with an almost complete restyling of the cylinder head, shifting the exhaust to the right-hand side. The bore/stroke ratio also changed from the 1.226:1 (92x75mm) of the 200S to 1.302:1 (93.8x72mm). The car was equipped with two Weber 45 DCO3 carburettors, battery-powered twin ignition with Marelli and a maximum power output of 200 hp. The suspension systems consisted of spiral springs at the front and De Dion rear axle with single transverse leaf spring. The technical solutions adopted by the Type 60 made it possible to limit the weight to 570 kg.
Construction of the first car was completed during May 1959, with a chassis consisting of completely rigid high-quality chromium steel tubes. This first unit was handed over to Stirling Moss, who performed a variety of test drives, on the Aeroautodromo at Modena and at the Nürburgring. However, during these test drives Alfieri realised that because of the steel's high rigidity, a large number of hairline fractures were appearing in the welds, putting the safety of the driver at risk. He, therefore, surprised everyone by deciding to replace the high-grade steel with one of relatively average quality, which would not generate these adverse effects in response to stresses, enabling the chassis to settle without creating fractures. Giulio Alfieri's idea was the right one, and his many critics were proved wrong.
Thanks to the victory achieved in Rouen on 12 July 1959 and to other prestigious results, the Tipo 60 "Birdcage" became the object of great demand from private teams and Gentlemen Drivers who could afford the high purchase price of the “Birdcage”.
The “Birdcage” attracted a great deal of attention from teams competing in 3 litre Sport cars in the U.S.A. This persuaded Maserati to consider a solution which would satisfy the demands of its best customers. The four-cylinder engine was upsized to 2,890 cc. This boosted its power by 50 hp and the total weight of the car (now known as the Tipo 61) increased to almost 600 kg due to the adoption of a new larger propeller shaft. Fuel consumption was more or less unchanged, and this was vital in endurance races, where the Birdcage was able to drastically reduce the number of refuelling stops. In 1960 Maserati did not field an official team but decided to support Lloyd Casner's U.S. Camoradi team, which lined up two Tipo 61 cars at the Nürburgring 1,000 Km. The crew comprising Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney won the event, while Masten Gregory and Gino Munaron finished third. During the Le Mans 24 Hours, one of the Maserati Tipo 61 cars entered reached a speed of 270 km/h, setting a new record for a 3 litre Sport car. In the same year, Masten Gregory and Lloyd Casner, achieved another victory at the Nürburgring, fighting off the Ferrari 250 TR 61 driven by the Mexican Rodriguez brothers.
The last two Tipo 61 cars were produced in January and February 1961. In the same year, three Tipo 61/76 engines were built.
Key technical features of the Tipo 60 - Tipo 61:Engine: vertical straight four
Displacement: 1,990 cc - 2,890 cc
Power: 200 hp - 250 hp
Transmission: Mechanical five speed + reverse en-bloc with the differential casing
Chassis: birdcage
Weight: 570 kg - 600 kg
Top speed: 270 km/h - 285 km/h
Maserati S.p.A.Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been an automotive industry benchmark. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV, and the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety. 
For more information on Maserati, visit: www.maserati.com