4CM 2000 - 1933

Maserati 4CM 2000

Just one of this car was ever built. Completed in 1933, it had a new 4-cylinder engine that offered considerable torque well distributed throughout the rev range. The steering box was mounted on the side of the engine and the driver's seat was thus slightly off-set. The 4CM 2000 made its debut in the Coppa Ciano in 1933 with Giuseppe Campari at the wheel. He made the very most of its excellent road-holding and acceleration, but the car was not so lucky in Nice. It was then sold to Ippolito Berrone who raced it successfully in several minor European events.

It is now on display in the Montague Museum in Beaulieu. There have been many rumours of the existence of a second 4 CM 2000, and the Maserati archives do indicate that another one was built, albeit with a 2,500 cc engine.

Technical data

0-60 mph
Bodywork aluminium-bodied single seater
Bore and stroke 80x98 mm
Brakes hydraulic drum brakes on the wheels
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Chassis ladder frame, with two longitudinal steel girders and cross members
Compression ratio 5.8:1
Cooling system water-cooled, centrifugal pump
Displacements (unitary)
Dry weight 1,278 lbs (580 kg)
Engine in-line vertical 4
Engine weight
First race
Front Tyres
Front suspension leaf springs and friction dampers
Front track
Fuel & lubricant
Fuel feed Roots supercharger, a single Weber carburettor mounted ahead of the supercharger
Fuel tank 25.30 Imp. gall. (115 litres)
Gear ratios
Height 53.15 in. (1,350 mm)
Ignition single-plug, Scintilla magneto
Kerb weight
Length 144.88 in. (3,680 mm)
Lubrication dual oil pumps (pressure and scavenge)
Maximum power 165 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque
Model 4CM 2000
One mile
Production dates 1933
Production start 1933
Quarter mile
Rear Tyres
Rear suspension leaf springs and friction dampers
Rear track
Steering worm and sector
Timing gear two valves per cylinder set in a 90°V, twin overhead camshafts
Top speed 133.5 mph (215 km/h)
Total displacement 1,970.4 cc
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Tyres front 5.25x17; rear 6.00x16; Pirelli
Weight distribution
Wheelbase 94.49 in. (2,400 mm)
Wheels wire wheels, 4.00x17-4.00x16
Width 58.27 in. (1,480 mm)