The Maserati 450S (Tipo 54) is a racing car made by Italian automobile
manufacturer Maserati for participating in FIA's endurance World
Sportscar Championship racing. A total of nine were made.
Maserati finished the 1957
season as runners up to Ferrari in the World Sports Car Championship,
its two victories at Sebring and Kristianstad, together with a second
place at Buenos Aires and fourth in the Mille Miglia by its sister 300S
gave Maserati a total of 25 points. Unfortunately for Maserati this was
five behind Ferrari's winning total of 30 points gained from victories
at Buenos Aires, the Mille Miglia and Venezuela together with a second
place at the Nürburgring and Sweden.