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|Location||Lac de Côme, Italie|
|Prints issue||LIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY|
|Shooting date||18 octobre 2014|
This is the story of a racing engine born in a boat. Maserati, in the 50s, was very involved in powerboat competition. Motorboating was followed as much as the car races in Italy. Maserati had understood it was good for the brand's advertising.
The iconic brand engineer Giulio Alfieri led the design of the Maserati for Orsi family, which bought the firm to Maserati brothers. In 1953 the society had to be relaunched. The following year, he designed a new 4-cylinder block that would launch the 150S and 200S and then the 6 cylinder 300S and the 450S. The small 4-cylinder would be tested on a live boat, not at the bench. To allow this he made an agreement with the powerboat racing driver Liborio Guidotti, who built at the Timossi yard on Lake Como, a small shell of 350kg to beat a world record.
To celebrate the centenary of Maserati I went looking the Maserati 150S who won the first race in which she participated in 1955, with Jean Behra at the wheel. It was the 500 km of Nurburgring! This car was designed for private pilots and it worked wonders. The racer "Maria Luisa IV" had already broke the world speed record over 160km/h in November 1954 ...