There’s is only one reason to strip out all the Italian goodness from a car, and it’s to go racing. So now we’ve got more pics of the lighter faster version of Maserati’s GT car, the GranTurismo MC. These were taken as the GT4 competitor made its debut at the Paul Ricard circuit, in France.

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10 comments:

  (182) posted on 04.21.2009

there’s something disturbing about the details of this car. i just can’t point which is which.

  (182) posted on 04.21.2009

It looks fast but we need figures. Exact figures, that is. We don’t want mere approximation.

  (180) posted on 04.21.2009

I just wish they would reveal the exact horsepower that this car can do. Just for the benefit of those who plans to buy one.

  (177) posted on 04.21.2009

Its debut in the Paul Ricard Circuit shows this car can really pull the name GT4 racing to new heights

  (231) posted on 04.21.2009

Race have always been the most demanding test-bench for all cars. Traditionally, reliability and performance are checked on track. It is in races that new technologies and materials are tested. And it is on the circuit that Maserati has decided to raise the much praised-sporty verve of its Maserati GranTurismo S to even higher levels to create the Maserati GranTurismo MC

  (116) posted on 04.21.2009

Well I think we have to be reminded that Maserati’s list of wins is abundant and it includes a two consecutive wins at the famous Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and in 1940, with Wilbur Shaw at the wheel of the 8CTF "Boyle Special". This year is the 70th anniversary of that first success. Its a class of its own guys having one is definitely a must with 180K before taxes is a reasonable buy.

  (314) posted on 04.20.2009

FYI: The new model is an offshoot of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Concept introduced last September in Monza and based on the Maserati GranTurismo S road version, with electro-actuated gearbox system. Sounds interesting for 2010 where Maserati intends to once again organize a European single-make cup race. Like what Lamborghini is doing with its Gallardo Super Trofeo.

  (318) posted on 04.20.2009

Except the color...this car is amazing. I think the Italian company would like to follow up the success of the MC12 and it hopes to drive buzz and develop new tech by getting their cars in the winner’s circle.

  (421) posted on 04.20.2009

FYI: This car is aimed at the discerning enthusiast who’d prefer to keep their road-going GT in the garage, the MC is designed to compete in the GT4 European Cup class, with a full roll cage, carbon fiber body panels, plexiglass windows, upgraded brakes and suspension, along with lightweight rollers shod in racing slicks

  (289) posted on 04.20.2009

Press releases say its cost 135,000 Euros. Not bad especially for a perfect compliment to your MC12.

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