Photo credit: Salvatoreandrea Piccirillo
Between January 1954 and November 1960, Maserati built twenty-six examples of the 250F, and this race car was used in the 2.5L F1 races. It’s powered by a 2.5-litre Maserati A6 straight-six engine generating 220 hp, which helped it win a total of 8 races and 8 pole positions. Other notable features included ribbed 13.4-inch drum brakes, a wishbone independent front suspension, De Dion tube axle, Borrani 16″ / 17″ wheels wrapped in Pirelli Stella Bianca tires. Designer Salvatoreandrea Piccirillo gives us a modern take on this race car with the Neptune.
Unlike the original 250F, the Neptune has an all-electric drivetrain, similar to the ones found in Formula E race cars. The battery is located behind the front wheels, while aerodynamic body panels. complete with a large splitter, ensure that the vehicle has maximum downforce both on the straights and turns. Unfortunately, no power numbers were provided, but the sleek scissor doors more than make up for that.
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