Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" 2.1

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Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"

A little gift for the community.
All scratch built with some blueprints ( really wrong ) and a lot of different photos as a reference.

Every one of the 16 cars built is slightly different, so take it as a "standard". Interior is modeled using a single photo as a reference, so something can be a little wrong this time.

Brand new 3d model, way better and more accurate than the first. All LODS included, all mapped.
Brand new Physics.
Brand new Sound.

As usual, big thanks to @luathas for some fine details, like fantastic tire mapping, engraved spinners, and some tweaks in INIs.
And big thanks to @Andy-R for the majority of cool historic skins.


Latest updates

  1. 2.1

    Just a small update. Tires sensitivity tweaked, now the car is more stable and driveable even...
  2. 2.0 Update, a brand new car

    To cut a long story short... Brand new 3d model, way better and more accurate than the first...
  3. Release 1.0

    First 1.0 release. Added first lod, others still WIP. Suspensions and tyres tweaked. Driving...

Latest reviews

Incredibile. Please can you make the Citröen DB spider 1945
To be honest i wasn't enjoying the driving of 1st version of this car, but now it's pure joy. Love the way the suspension articulates in some corners, straightening the car up just with a touch of throttle and applying right amount of steer at the right moment. Brilliant stuff! Big fan or your cars recently.
Nice =)
Thanks for constantly Improving your Free Mods!
wonderful job Great
This is art!
Superb 3D model, really great immersion and fun. Like with the GTAm and Cooper, your quality work is impressive.

Since no one of us knows really how this beast drives IRL, I don't mind extracting data and tweaking it a bit to my liking. After all, a vintage car is often an interpretation anyway. That said it's very fun to drive as it is.

Thanks for your skills, effort, time spent and overall, thanks for sharing your passion with us.
nice =/
As much as I liked the first version - this is even better!!! Thank You very much! Great improvement with the sound also.
what a pleasure to drive this stunning masterpiece. Thank you sooo much !
Thank for perfecting this already almost prefect mod. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work. Looks amazing, drives great. We are indeed very lucky to have a modder of your caliber creating top tier content for all of us to enjoy in AC.
Excellent rework! Really hope for a full comeback of Pessio
My father was a great Maserati Bird Cage driver. Mennato Boffa.
Excellent job. Thx
Pure excellence!
good job, thanks for update.-
Many thanks for updating one of my all time favorite cars. I wonder what will be your next pay mod project if any?
Pessio make the best traditional cars on AC. Not as difficult as the Albarth but just as rewarding.
Thanks for the effort so far. The looks are great, I don't mind the sound at all, I like it. However, it's a nightmare to drive. And would really like this to be fixed and will immediately change the review to 5 stars easily. The suspension over-rigidity on some bumpy tracks really shows and the car is constantly jumping on some tracks. Can't cure it with the only suspension setting, the ride height. No dampers, wheel rate or ARB adjustments. But on flat and poorly done tracks something else still shows. It just wants to constantly turn on it's own, even on slight bends in high gears, and I always have to turn left to go right for example. Either this light car can't handle ~300+ Nm torque with any of those final drives or something is wrong with the suspension/drivetrain. The gears and final drive options seem accurate from several websites however. It can't reach that declared 280 kmh and hits the limiter at just over 250 kmh. However some websites show exactly 256 kmh top speed with biggest final drive and in the 5th gear @ 7000 RPM. Also, the power.lut curve doesn't seem good. It's like the HP is used and not torque@rpm as it should be. And engine has turbo (?).
Davide Nativo
The new 3d model is awesome and packed with all LODs, which is outstanding! Textures and overall details are impeccable as with all Pessio's cars.

I'm giving 4 stars because although the new external sounds are mesmerizing, the internal ones sound poorly balanced. Idle and low revs are very loud, while it gets increasingly silent as rpm increase. This detracts from the overall experience as sounds are, in my opinion, half of the equation in the driving experience :(

Personal suggestions to other users: although this is a modern interpretation of the Birdcage (it has a fire extinguisher, a battery master cut-off switch and rpm warning light, all things it didn't have back in the day of course) I would still suggest using the 1955 driver model made by user Mr. Malarkey here on RD for added realism :)

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