Italian automaker, Maserati, is getting ready for the inaugural season of the Trofeo JBF RAK Middle East, a one-make racing series that will feature 12 races spread across the Middle East competed by 16 cars of the same kind. For this race, Maserati has announced the use of the new GranTurismo MC Trofeo JBF RAK Race Car, which will be used by the racers while being maintained and managed by Maserati themselves for the entire 12-race calendar. For the GranTurismo MC Trofeo JBF RAK Race Car, Maserati is outfitting the rear-wheel drive race car with a 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 488 horsepower.

The season is set to kick off on November 11, 2011 and will feature races in venues across the Middle East, including the Yas Marinas F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi, the Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, the Dubai Autodrome in Dubai, and the Losail Ciruit in Qatar. Those interested in driving the GranTurismo MC Trofeo JBF RAK Race Car will have to fork over an entry fee of $135,000 to $145,000, which, in addition to driving the car, will also come with logistical management of the car, technical assistance at the circuit, a Maserati Trofeo race suit, and VIP hospitality for driver and guests.

It’s hard to find that kind of money lying around, but if we did have the funds for it, we’d jump at the opportunity to be part of this new Maserati racing series.

  • 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo JBF RAK Race Car
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    4.7-liter V8 engine
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    488 horsepower
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  (1211) posted on 12.25.2011

It looks good on its graphics! It looks very sporty on that. However, I think it will be more impressive if they use a better engine on it, like V10 or V12 instead of V8 only.

  (517) posted on 12.2.2011

Cool indeed because it looks more aggressive on its exterior style. Anyway, its engine output is truly good but not great for this sports vehicle. It can’t really beat its competitor on that output.

  (448) posted on 12.1.2011

Wow! The exterior detailing of this Maserati is really so amazing and cool! It is truly very noticeable on it. However, I don’t think that its engine is good enough for it because on the fact that it is a race car.

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

The design of this MC Trofeo was really looks so aggressive and had lots of angst which I love the most in a sports car, but I don’t think that the engine of this one is quite good enough for a race car.

  (600) posted on 09.29.2011

Very aggressive brave look fofr MC Trofeo, technically a race car that seems to be very powerful. Pretty dressed up, cool and unexpected.

  (619) posted on 07.8.2011

The exterior of this Maserati really looks good. Since, it’s a race car, its speed is a big deal. Does Maserati can work with high technology?

  (530) posted on 06.3.2011

Wow, Maserati actually made a race car out of the GranTurismo. Well, that one isn’t really all that surprising, but still this one is definitely a heck of a car.

  (314) posted on 06.3.2011

This is a good chance for Maserati to showcase this new GranTurismo MC Trofeo JBF RAK Race Car and what can it do. The Exterior and Interior Design look pretty well and arrange but its performance still lies on the racer and especially

  (419) posted on 06.3.2011

Well, as expected from Maserati it has an awesome speed performance.
Actually, those stickers make this car to look more good! However, I wonder on how will it
perform when use with v10 technology.

  (395) posted on 06.3.2011

As a sister company of Ferrari, I think Maserati did an incredible job here. Racing car not meant to be beautiful but high speed performance is a must.

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