Tuesday 19 June 2012
Maserati A6 (1947–1956) were various cars made by Maserati of Italy, named for the Alfieri brothers (founders of Maserati) and for the straight-six engine.
The 1.5-litre straight-six was named A6 TR (Testa Riportata), and was based on the prewar Maserati 6CM; 65 bhp (48 kW). It first appeared in the A6 Sport or Tipo 6CS/46, a barchetta prototype, developed by Ernesto Maserati and Alberto Massimino. This became the A6 1500 Pininfarina-designed two-door berlinetta, first shown at the 1947 Salon International de l'Auto in Geneva (59 made) and the spider shown at the 1948 Salone dell'automobile di Torino (2 made).
A 2-litre straight-six (120 bhp) was used in the A6 GCS two-seater, «G» denoting Ghisa, cast iron block, and «CS» denoting Corsa & Sports. Also called monofaro, the 580 kg single-seater and cycle-winged racing version first appeared at Modena 1947 by Luigi Villoresi and Alberto Ascari, and won the 1948 Italian Championship by Giovanni Bracco. Fifteen cars were made 1947-1953, of these being two-seaters (630 kg). The A6G were a series of two-door coupe and spyders by Zagato, Pininfarina, Pietro Frua, Bertone, Carrozzeria Allemano and Vignale. These had alloy engine blocks.
- engine: 6 cylinders
- capacity: 2000 cc
- horsepower: 170 HP
- gearbox: 3+1
- top speed: 200 km/h