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2006 Maserati MC12 Corsa

2006 Maserati MC12 Corsa
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  • Maserati MC12 Corsa
  • Year:
    2006
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    745
  • Torque @ RPM:
    546
  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    205 mph
  • Price:
    2000000 (Est.)
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Maserati’s very own Ferrari FXX

In 2004, five years after Ferrari took full control of the Maserati brand, the Modena-based company unleashed the MC12, a limited-edition supercar based on the Ferrari Enzo. Created to homologate the GT1 racing variant for the FIA GT Championship, the MC12 was produced until 2005 in only 50 examples. In 2006, Maserati introduced one last version of the MC12, the Corsa. Developed from the race-spec GT1, the Corsa was intended for private use, but like the GT1 it was also restricted to the race track, as its modifications made it illegal to drive on public roads.

Created "in response to the customer demand to own the MC12 racing car and fueled by the growth in track days, where owners can drive their cars at high speeds in the safety of a race track," the MC12 Corsa was sold to private customers in a similar fashion to the Enzo-based Ferrari FXX. While each owner paid in excess of $1 million to buy an MC12 Corsa, they only drove them on specially organized track days. Outside these events, the cars were stored and maintained by Maserati.

Only twelve MC12 Corsas were built and they all shared several specifications with the GT1 race car, including the uprated engine. Another three vehicles were produced for testing, while a fourth extra chassis was used for the Birdcage 75th, a concept car showcased at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.

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2016 Maserati MC12 VC By Edo Competition

2016 Maserati MC12 VC By Edo Competition

Now this is a tuning build that’s worth the price of admission

Twelve years ago, Maserati signalled its intention to return to motor racing by launching the limited-run MC12 supercar. Derived from the Ferrari Enzo – the MC12’s cousin, by all intents and purposes – the MC12 is arguably one of the rarest Maseratis in history with only 50 units made for production. Even rarer was the MC12 Versione Corse, a 12-unit, 745-horsepower, race-tuned variant of the MC12 that was developed strictly for private use on a race track. It’s unclear where all 12 of the MC12 VC units are today, but one version of the standard MC12 happens to be in the hands of Edo Competition, the same aftermarket and racing outfit that gifted the world with the Ferrari Enzo ZXX Evoluzione. Put one and one together and you start to get an idea on what Edo has in store for the MC12. Here’s a hint: MC12 Versione Corse.

Yes, Edo Competition did what you’re thinking. It converted a “standard” Maserati MC12, turning in into a close representation of the super rare MC12 VC, right down to actually bringing the weight down and increasing its power, all while still making the car eligible to be used on public roads, something the original MC12 VC isn’t allowed to do.

The project took over two years to complete and as Edo puts it, the project was attached with the “highest expectations of quality” and that the tuner was in a “tight schedule” to get it up to the lofty standards of Edo itself. This wasn’t going to be a simple cut-and-color modification; it was going to be an exhaustive exercise in patience and fortitude.

Fortunately, Edo Competition is known for those two things and when work started on June 2014, it put all of its expertise to good use to make the transformation as real as possible.

Here now then is the result of all that handwork. This is Edo Competition’s Maserati MC12 VC and it is glorious.

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2016 Mecum Monterey Auction – Preview

2016 Mecum Monterey Auction – Preview

A little bit of everything, for the right price

Mecum Auctions has been involved with collector cars for almost three decades now, growing from a small family business to selling roughly 20,000 lots per year. In addition to top-dollar automobiles, Mecum also offers vintage motorcycles, collectible road art, and believe it or not, tractors. But you and I don’t really care about all that other stuff – we’re in it for the cars, from cutting-edge performance machines to ironclad muscle cars, antique classics to no-frills racers. Thankfully, Mecum has the entire spread on tap. The auction house averages more than one event per month, but one of the biggest is in California for Monterey Car Week. Roughly 600 vehicles are slated to hit the block for 2016, and we’ve got some of the most interesting of them profiled right here.

Highlighting the lineup for Monterey is the Modern Speed Collection, a host of ultra-high-end speed-mobiles from the present day. Mecum calls it “the apex of 21st Century automotive performance,” and picking through the offerings, I’m inclined to agree. Think rare, gorgeous, and absurdly quick.

TopSpeed will be on the scene this year, bringing you all the latest. Read on for a taste of what’s in store.

Update 08-20-2016 5:00 P.M. PST We’re on the scene at Mecum and have updated this preview with a welcome video. Check it out in the preview below.
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Maserati Considering A Successor To The MC12 Supercar

Maserati Considering A Successor To The MC12 Supercar

There are no immediate plans to do so but it’s a possibility now

Some people may not remember it, but 12 years ago, Maserati released the MC12, a low-volume supercar that traced its roots to the Ferrari Enzo. It quickly sold out and just like that, Maserati’s venture into the world of limited edition exotics ended. Fast forward to 2016, and it looks like Ferrari’s former sister company could once again look in that direction.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Technology Officer and former Maserati boss, Harald Wester, said as much in a conversation with Autocar, confirming that a limited edition supercar in the vein of the MC12 could be built at some point in the future. The only caveat is to not expect it anytime soon. For now, the Italian automaker has more pressing matters to deal with, including minor updates for both the Ghibli and the Quattroporte later this year. Its production facility in Modena is also busy building the 4C for Alfa Romeo, another one of its siblings under the Fiat Chrysler umbrella.

Beyond that, there are also plans to replace the aging GranTurismo, which is on its last legs after first being introduced in 2007. Wester didn’t dive into the details of the planned successor, opting only to say that the automaker will adopt an entirely new formula that will take advantage of the “accelerating technology” the company has its disposal. The new GranTurismo, or whatever other name it ends up having, will likely remain as the face of Maserati’s entire lineup, at least until Maserati reveals its cards on its new low-volume supercar and the timetable it has before it hits the market.

On that note, we’ll all just have to wait and see.

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2006 Maserati MC12 Corsa

2006 Maserati MC12 Corsa

Maserati’s very own Ferrari FXX

In 2004, five years after Ferrari took full control of the Maserati brand, the Modena-based company unleashed the MC12, a limited-edition supercar based on the Ferrari Enzo. Created to homologate the GT1 racing variant for the FIA GT Championship, the MC12 was produced until 2005 in only 50 examples. In 2006, Maserati introduced one last version of the MC12, the Corsa. Developed from the race-spec GT1, the Corsa was intended for private use, but like the GT1 it was also restricted to the race track, as its modifications made it illegal to drive on public roads.

Created "in response to the customer demand to own the MC12 racing car and fueled by the growth in track days, where owners can drive their cars at high speeds in the safety of a race track," the MC12 Corsa was sold to private customers in a similar fashion to the Enzo-based Ferrari FXX. While each owner paid in excess of $1 million to buy an MC12 Corsa, they only drove them on specially organized track days. Outside these events, the cars were stored and maintained by Maserati.

Only twelve MC12 Corsas were built and they all shared several specifications with the GT1 race car, including the uprated engine. Another three vehicles were produced for testing, while a fourth extra chassis was used for the Birdcage 75th, a concept car showcased at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.

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2004 - 2005 Maserati MC12

2004 - 2005 Maserati MC12

Officially founded in 1914, Maserati built its first race car only 12 years later, in 1926. From then onward, the Italian brand grew to become one of the most successful race-car manufacturers, dominating the tracks the world over with cars such as the 250F, 200S, 1956-1958 Maserati 300S, 450S, and the 1959-1960 Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage." Maserati retired from factory racing in 1957, but continued to supply race cars to privateers until the late 1960s. Meanwhile, it focused on building sporty and luxurious road cars, rivaling products from Ferrari and Aston Martin. It was only in 2004 that Modena returned to factory racing.

That’s when the MC12, Maserati’s only modern supercar, was born.

Built on the same chassis Ferrari used for the Enzo supercar (launched in 2002), the MC12 was actually a secondary project to Maserati’s FIA GT-spec race car, being developed as an homologation vehicle.

Built in very limited quantities, the MC12 was radically different than the Enzo as far as aerodynamics go. Though not as aggressive as the race car it was based on, the MC12 was unique in this regard, as all the other mainstream supercar manufacturers focus on products specifically built for road use. While the road-going MC12 had certain modifications that made it more suitable for day-to-day driving, it had everything it needed to become a full-fledged race car except for a roll cage.

Updated 9/1/2015: Our man Jonathan Lopez took some pics at Monterey Car Week. Enjoy!

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2005 Maserati MC12 Corsa Can Be Yours For $3 Million

2005 Maserati MC12 Corsa Can Be Yours For $3 Million

Introduced in 2004, the Maserati MC12 — essentially a re-bodied Ferrari Enzo — was built in only 55 units through 2005. Five of them remained with Maserati for its FIA GT Championship program, which puts the MC12, with its only 50 retailed units, among the rarest supercars ever built. Needless to say, you’d have more luck at finding one of the 400 Ferrari Enzos for sale nowadays.

However, there’s a specific version of the MC12 that’s even rarer. I’m talking about the MC12 Corse, a track-confined supercar built for customer use. To make it simple, think of it as the equivalent of the Enzo-based Ferrari FXX. Only 12 were built and sold for $1.47 million to select customers. Much like Ferrari did with the FXX, Maserati was responsible for the storage and maintenance of the cars, with their respective owners driving them on specially organized track days only.

That said, purchasing an MC12 Corsa is likely next to impossible, with very few customers willing to let their prized and rare supercars go. However, a near-mint example is currently for sale at Ferrari-Maserati of Ft. Lauderdale, and get this, it has only 55 miles on the odometer and perfect paint. There’s no information as to whom owned the vehicle until now, but the dealership will be more than happy to part with this piece of Maserati racing history for $2,999,900. That’s LaFerrari FXX K money right there!

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Rumormill: Maserati is Looking into a LaFerrari-Based Supercar

Now that Ferrari has unveiled the new LaFerrari, Maserati is also planning a successor for the 2004 MC12 supercar. To no one’s surprise, the new supercar, if produced, will be based on the LaFerrari platform — just like the MC12 was based on the Enzo — but it won’t be a hybrid vehicle.

While the platform will definitely be shared with the LaFerrari, Maserati has two options for the powertrain. The first choice would be the same 6.3-liter V-12 engine used in the LaFerrari, but harshly detuned to avoid upsetting Papa Ferrari. The second choice would be a quad-turbocharged version of the 3.8-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine used in the Quattroporte. The latter of the two options could produce upward of 900 horsepower.

The Maserati supercar will be offered with an all-carbon-fiber body, meaning it will be lighter than the LaFerrari, but it still it won’t be able to outperform its donor in any way shape or form.

Rumors suggest the new MC12 will arrive in 2015. We’re just hopping Maserati won’t also opt for some crazy name.

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Maserati Confirms No Successor to the MC12

With rumors floating that the development of a new Maserati MC12 based on the Ferrari F70 was underway, we contacted Maserati to confirm whether this rumor was true or not. Unfortunately, Maserati denies the development of a future supercar based on the Ferrari F70 — the spiritual successor to the Maserati MC12. On the bright side, if there is customer demand for a supercar from the Trident, the board might consider the development of one. So, fingers crossed!

The MC12 was basically the Maserati body placed atop a Ferrari Enzo chassis, with a few homemade touches. It was powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that was left behind on the Enzo’s chassis. Though the MC12 had a longer and more curvacious body than the Enzo that promised low-drag coefficient, the Enzo (F60) was faster by about 12.5 mph. Production of the MC12 ended in 2005 with only 50 examples being produced. With the rarity of the MC12, if you want to snag up one of these Maserati-modified Ferraris, it might set you back more than a million dollars.

So, with the plethora of supercars that are fueling the growth of the segment, do you think there’s place for a future Maserati supercar or not?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Maserati MC12 Corsa for sale in Japan

Maserati MC12 Corsa for sale in Japan

Maserati MC12 Corsa is limited to only 12 units worldwide. So actually having the chance to drive one is pretty rare. But for those of you out there you happen to be from around Japan here’s a very good news: a MC12 Corsa is available for sale. The car is available for sale at Auto Portrait and they said the price is available upon request. But considering the previous units were sold for about $1,5 million, don’t expect to pay less for this one. Especially considering it features a rare color scheme and best look.

MC12 Corsa entered production in 2004 and is one of the most powerful supercars out there. It is powered by a V12 engine that delivers 755 hp. It is capable to hit a top speed of 202 mph. The car was initially offered in i "Blue Victory" color,but it could also be personalized upon request with several optional items.

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Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and Maserati MC 12 join the lineup in supercar auction

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and Maserati MC 12 join the lineup in supercar auction

Gooding and Company are preparing for an amazing auction event set to take place on Friday, January 21 2011 in Scottsdale. This event will lead to the auctioning off of many supercars belonging to the estate of renowned collector Benny Caiola. Although many supercars will be in attendance and hoping to be sold to a good home, the two most prized pieces will be the 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and a 2005 Maserati MC 12.

The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.

The 2005 Maserati MC 12 was purchased direct from the factory and is vehicle number 31 of the 50 built. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 624 HP and can exceed 205mph at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds.

The two models are expected to be auctioned off for more than $4 million and join a long line of other supercars ready to take the auction plunge. The list of cars includes a 1995 Ferrari F50, a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE, a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 FIA GT1 World Championship to include four Maserati MC12s

2010 FIA GT1 World Championship to include four Maserati MC12s

While not as high-profile as their counterparts in Formula One, the FIA GT1 certainly has no shortage of supercars lining up on the grid. This year, the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship will have some pretty tasty machines with a Maserati MC12 - four of them, actually - leading the parade of supercars each and every one of us would be dying to have parked in our driveways.

In addition to the quartet of MC12s participating this season, the defending champs will be challenged by a number of other high-powered beasts including Lamborghini Murcielagos, Ford GTs, Aston Martin DB9s, andNissan GT-Rs.
Needless to say, that’s a list of cars that aren’t exactly slouches to race against so you can expect that the Maseratis will have quite a challenge on their hands in defending their GT1 title.

Press Release after the jump

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Maserati MC12 smashes Nürburgring Lap Record

Maserati MC12 smashes Nürburgring Lap Record

A new record was smashed today. Five supercars, Enzo Ferrari, Koenigsegg CCX, Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda F Clubsport and Porsche Carrera GT got together at the Nürburgring Nordschleife to see if any could set a new production car lap record around the 12.8 mile long circuit.

And the winner was Maserati MC12 with an incredible 7:24.29, not only fastest of the group but also setting a new production car lap record in the process. The MC12 was the heaviest car of the group, with ‘old fashioned’ steel brakes and conventional dampers, yet took them all on, and triumphed convincingly.

Second quickest was the Pagani, a bespoke creation of a small Italian niche builder, its enormous 7.3 liter Mercedes engine contributed to a remarkable time of 7:24.65.

Third quickest was the Enzo Ferrari, with a very impressive 7:25.21. It might have been able to go quicker – but the electronic dampers at the rear of the car stopped working, on two separate laps on different days.

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First Maserati MC12 road legal car for sale

First Maserati MC12 road legal car for sale

Do you have an extra 1.5 million euros in your wallet? Think ultra-rare supercars are a good investment? Good, because the first road legal MC12 Versione Corse is available for sale!

Based on the Maserati MC12 GT1, the legendary race car which won the FIA GT Manufacturers’ Championship in 2005, the MC12 Versione Corse was limited to only 12 units. This car is the first one of the series (serial number #01).

MC12 Versione Corse is powered by a V12 engine that delivers 755 at 8,000 and a peak torque of 740 at 5,500. It makes the 0 to 200 km/h (125 mph) sprint in 6.4 sec and hits a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).

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Maserati MC 12 Corsa by Edo Competition

Maserati MC 12 Corsa by Edo Competition

Featuring a power increase of 70 hp the Maserati MC 12 Corsa customized by Edo Competition is capable to offer a top speed of 370 km/h and a sprint from 0-100 km/h un just 3.5 seconds. With a weight reduction of 100 kg due to the carbon fiber parts installed, the new vehicle features new stainless steel muffler with adjustable remote-controlled butterfly-valve, new sport suspensions, carbon fiber air intakes, new adjustable rear wing and new transmission control unit.

More details after the jump!

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eBay bid of the day: Maserati Mc12 Corsa

eBay bid of the day: Maserati Mc12 Corsa

Do you have an extra $1,5 million in your account? When you will have to know that a Maserati Mc12 Corsa might be a very good investment, and that you are lucky as one is for sale on eBay!

Maserati has taken the wraps of its $1.7 million supercar, a new track-only version of the World Championship-winning Maserati MC12 called the Corsa and which will only be sold to valued Maserati customers who will be restricted to using their new supercar on private track days.

MC12 Corsa is powered by a V12 engine that delivers 755 hp. It is capable of hiting a top speed of 202 mph.

The MC12 Corsa is limited to only 12 units worldwide.

If for some strange reasons you don’t like the MC12 Corsa, there is also a Ferrari Enzo for sale on eBay. So you have the chance to choose; as long you have the money!

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Edo competition MC12 Corsa tested by Zahir Rana

Edo competition MC12 Corsa tested by Zahir Rana

Who is Zahir Rana? I am pretty sure there’s no need to tell you that, but just in case he is the owner of ZR Auto Exotic Sales and Performance Centre. Between many other exotics cars he owns there is the Ferrari Enzo, that seems to be his favorite one. According to the guys from Edo Competition he might be the owner of the nr. 8 of only 12 Maserati MC 12 Corsa race cars in the world.

The MC12 is powered by a 6-liter 755 hp engine and makes the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than 3 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in less than 7 seconds. Top Speed? 326 km/h (203 mph)!

Read all about the test drive after the jump.

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edo MC12 Corsa

During last year’s FIA GT championship Maserati drove their competitors into the ground with the MC12 GT1 (which already spawned the MC12). On the occasion of the overall victory, Maserati introduced the limited edition (12 units) MC12 Corsa.

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4th place for Maserati MC12 at the starting grid for the 24 Hours of Spa

4th place for Maserati MC12 at the starting grid for the 24 Hours of Spa

The third qualifying session, held this morning, finalised the starting grid for the 24 Hours of Spa. The race will get underway tomorrow at 16.00.
At the end of the three sessions, the Playteam Sarafree Maserati MC12, driven by Bertolini/Piccini/De Simone/Pier Guidi, set the fourth quickest time of 2’15”258. The quick time was achieved despite Andrea Bertolini being held up by traffic when out on his fast lap. This factor, inevitable given the number of cars on the track, also conditioned (...)

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Maserati MC 12XX by Edo Competition

Maserati MC 12XX by Edo Competition

Edo Competition decided that the Maserati MC12 was not powerful enough, so they decided to increase the power with 170 hp. This way the output goes up to 800 hp at 8500 rpm. The maximum torque is 575 lbs-ft at 5800 rpm.
With this power the MC 12XX will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3 seconds and have a top speed of 242 mph. With the air-in-take from made from carbon, the weight was reduced with 220 lbs. Edo competition programm for Maserati MC 12XX
power increase 170 hp - (...)

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Maserati MC12 Corse - world debut

Maserati MC12 Corse - world debut

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 (...)

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The Maserati MC12 road car makes an appearance at the LA Auto Show.

The Maserati MC12 road car makes an appearance at the LA Auto Show.

Maserati road car shows up

The Maserati MC12 appeared at the LA auto show.

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Maseratti MC12 Corsa - new supercar at 1275000$

Maseratti MC12 Corsa - new supercar at 1275000$

Maserati has taken the wraps of its $1.275 million supercar, a new track-only version of the World Championship-winning Maserati MC12 called the Corsa and which will only be sold to valued Maserati customers who will be restricted to using their new supercar on private track days.
Available starting this fall, Maserati will build only 12 cars in total, each with a price tag of a million Euros ($1,275,000), plus tax. The sticker rivals that of the Bugatti Veyron, but there’s one twist: (...)

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This is the horse power for the 2006 Edo Competition Maserati MC12.

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