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Montante Maserati 8CTF

Gear up with a limited-edition Italian bicycle modeled after a Maserati winner

by Tim Yu in Design on 26 October 2010

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In celebration of their famous 1940 win at the Indianapolis 500 known as the "Boyle Special," Maserati teamed up with cult Italian bike builder Cicli Montante to create a limited-edition bicycle resembling the victorious fixed head, eight-cylinder 8CTF race car. With driver Wilbur Shaw behind the wheel for the second year in a row, Maserati historically took first place proving the prowess of European design.

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Debuting at the recent Paris Auto Show, Cycle EXIF points out that while successful bike/car collaborations are rare, the Montante Maserati 8CTF is a clear exception.

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In addition to the beautiful coloring and detailing, Cycle EXIF asks "Who else is sticking a front disc brake on a fixed geared bike? It might not necessarily be the smartest thing to do, but at least they're putting it out there."

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A limited run of 200 bikes were created (in commemoration of the 200 laps completed during the race), each individually numbered and selling online from Cicli Montante for €3,000.

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