Maserati Tipo 26B
|Maserati Tipo 26B|
|Body and chassis|
|Related||Tipo 26B MM|
|Engine||2.0 litre Straight-8 (supercharged gasoline)|
|Transmission||4-speed manual |
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104 in) (2,580 mm (102 in) since 1928)|
|Curb weight||720-780 kg|
|Predecessor||Maserati Tipo 26|
|Successor||Maserati Tipo 26R|
It was closely derived from the Tipo 26 with the same steel ladder-type frame and a similar aluminum two-seater bodywork. The main difference was in the inline-8 engine being enlarged to 2-litres, otherwise it still featured a crankshaft-driven Roots supercharger, twin gear-driven overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. Two engines were rebored to 2.1-litres.
Tipo 26B MM
For the 1928 Mille Miglia endurance race, a new chassis received the same treatment as the Tipo 26 MM being fitted with a roadster body. The coachwork featured cycle wings, running boards, doors, headlights, a small windshield, a folding canvas top and two spare wheels mounted on the tail. Under the hood the engine was the same as found in the Tipo 26B. Three other chassis were built between 1929 and 1930. Those cars were known as Tipo 26B MM.
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