Maserati MC12

The Maserati MC12 is an Italian super sports cars by Maserati and technically closely related with the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, Maserati worked since the time of development of the MC12 with Ferrari. The engine of the MC12 is based on the Ferrari Enzo, but has 20kW less since the MC12 otherwise would have better performance than the Enzo because it is lighter and has better aerodynamics.

Model history

It was used as a homologation for the FIA ​​GT Championship, in a limited edition of 50 copies, number of pieces, hung up. MC12 is a 12-cylinder Maserati Corsa.

Originally only 25 vehicles would be built. Thus, the regulations of the FIA GT Championship had been fulfilled, which provides for a production of at least 25 road car for a new vehicle of the GT1 category (greatest sports car class). These 25 vehicles were completed in late 2004 and at that time already all sold. However, there was still enough potential customers so that Maserati due to high demand still hung 25 more vehicles.

Originally there should be the road version only in pearl white with blue sills. This painting is reminiscent of old Maserati racing cars from the 50s. However, some customers could interact with Maserati and so three cars in other colors are known: one in silver, one in dark gray and dark blue.

Special models

MC12 GT1

The racing version of Maserati MC12 GT1 won in the 2005 season because of their technical superiority (the serial version is derived from the racing model, with most competitors is the other way around) clearly the FIA GT World Championship in their class.

Also in the 2006 season was with the Maserati Vitaphone Racing Team by Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini again right at the forefront. They won both the team and the drivers' standings. In August they have won once again the 24 - hour race at Spa -Francorchamps and could even set the record for the most distance traveled kilometers of racing since 83 years this year.

MC12 Corsa

To celebrate this victory of the FIA GT World Championship in 2005, a second series was launched, the MC12 Corsa. This limited edition of 14 units of the special model were sold at a price of 1.2 million euros to selected customers. However, Maserati retained three of the 14 specimens for testing purposes or as a press fleet. In contrast to "normal" MC12 Corsa was offered by the factory, but in " Victory Blue ", but could also be painted in a different color upon customer request.

The MC12 Corsa has the 555 kW ( 755 hp) engine from the MC12 GT1 and has, up to two copies, do not street legal. In contrast to the MC12 GT1, the Corsa is not for racing, but for private parties, such as so-called Track Days is however intended. Similar to the Ferrari FXX at her, even here, the manufacturer takes care of transportation, maintenance and repair of vehicles.