Maserati 4CL was introduced in 1939. The car designed by Ernesto Maserati was powered by 1490 cc four cylinder supercharged engine according to pre-war regulations for voiturette racing, which turned to be Formula A (Formula 1) rules in 1948. To save weight in the construction, the 4CLs were designed to utilize more aluminum alloys than any previous Maserati chassis. Also, ladder construction was used which helped save weight by using smaller cross section pieces to provide strength and rigidity. The 4CL was extensively used in many events immediately after the war. The scale model relate to the car driven by Brazilian Chico Landi in 1949 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix held at Gavea circuit. The race winner was Luigi Villoresi in Maserati 4CLT while Landi set the fastest lap time but retired early because of an accident.
|1949||F1||Rio de Janeiro GP|