Friday, July 14, 2017

Maserati MC12

The Maserati MC12 is a two-seater sports car 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 25 cars produced. A further 25 were produced in 2005, making a total of 50 cars available for customers, each of which was pre-sold for €600,000. The MC12 was developed to signal Maserati's return to racing after 37 years. The road version was produced to homologate the race version. Three GT1 race cars were entered into the FIA GT with great success.
The car is based heavily on the Enzo Ferrari, using a slightly modified version of the Ferrari Dino V12, the same gearbox and the same chassis.
The MC12 has a unique body which is wider, longer and slightly taller. The increased size creates greater downforce across the MC12's body in addition to the downforce created by the spoiler.
The MC12 sports a 5,998 cc (366 cu in) Enzo Ferrari-derived V12 engine, mounted at 65°. Maximum power is 620hp at 7500 rpm, fed through a rear-mounted, six-speed semi-automatic transmission. Maserati campaigned the MC12 in the FIA’s GT and GT1 World Championship series and saw considerable success. In August 2015 a 2005 Maserati MC12 made $2,090,000 at RM Sotheby's