Making its debut at the Bologna Motor Show is the Maserati MC12 Versione Corse, a car designed to offer a highly select clientele the chance to try their hand at driving one of the most extreme supercars now available on the market.
The MC12 Versione Corse is based on the MC12 GT1 which won the FIA GT1 Manufacturers’ Championship in 2005, the Team Championship in 2005 and 2006, the Drivers’ Championship in 2006, and two consecutive editions of the Spa 24 Hours, in 2005 and 2006. The main differences between the two vehicles are: the 755 horsepower (MC12 Versione Corse) compared to the 600 horsepower (MC12 GT1), electro-hydraulic Cambiocorsa in the Versione Corse compared to the manual gear change in the GT1, the passenger seat in addition to the driver’s seat fitted to the Versione Corse.
The MC12 Versione Corse is available in the official “Blue Victory” colour, but it can be customised on request with a number of optionals, including colours and livery, manually adjustable shock absorbers and data acquisition.
The MC12 Versione Corse has been developed starting from the MC12 GT1 type. The main differences are:
- 755 hp vs 600 hp
- Power/ratio (Kg/hp) 1.52 vs 1.83
- Cambiocorsa electro-actuated gear box vs sequential gear box manually operated
- Two seats vs single seat
- Chassis : carbon-fibre monocoque
- Gearbox: Cambiocorsa
- Engine: V12
- Capacity: 6.000 cc
- Power output: 755 hp at 8000 rpm
- Max Torque: 710 Nm at 6000 rpm
- Weight/power ratio: 1.52
- Brakes: Brembo steel and carbon (no ABS)
- Wheel size: front 12x18”, rear 13x18”
- Tyre size: front 650/325/18 rear 705/325/18
- Top speed: 202 mph
- Interior: 2 seats – race version
- Roll-bar: yes
- Dry weight: 1.150 kg
The price (identical for all markets) is €1,000,000 ($1.330.000) plus taxes. It is marketed worldwide starting from December 2006.