Friday, June 14, 2013

Maserati MC12 (2004-05)

The Maserati MC12 is a two-seater supercar produced by Italian car maker Maserati to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. The car entered production in 2004 with 30 cars produced (five of which were not for sale). A further 25 were produced in 2005 making a total of 50 cars available for customers, each of which were pre-sold for €600,000. Maserati designed and built the car on the chassis of the Enzo Ferrari, and they share the same 6 L V12 engine that produced 620 hp of power. The top speed of the Maserati MC12 is 330 kilometres per hour (205 mph). The street-legal production version of the MC12 is a two-door coupe with a targa top roof, although the detached roof cannot be stored in the car. The body of the car, made entirely of carbon fibre, has undergone extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve maximum downforce across all surfaces. The interior is a mix of gel-coated carbon fibre, blue leather and silver "Brightex": a synthetic material which was found to be "too expensive for the fashion industry."

In 2006, a MC12 Corsa version was released. It was a variant of the MC12 intended strictly for racetrack use. Only twelve MC12 Corsas were sold to selected customers. Another three vehicles were produced for testing and publicity purposes. The model shares its engine with the MC12 GT1; the powerplant produces 755 PS (555 kW; 745 hp) at 8000 rpm, 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp) more than the original MC12. (wikipedia)

MC12 Corsa

(Photos from,, & wikipedia)

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