MASERATI MC12

50 cars worldwide




INTRODUCTION

Unveiled at the 2004 Geneva motor show, it was a very exclusive mid-engine model originally intended to be hand-built in just 25 units, all of which sold-out before its launch. Due to the MC12's considerable success, immediately followed up with numerous victories in the FIA's GT1 class, a second batch of 25 cars was built in 2005.

The MC12 benefited from the Ferrari-Maserati Group's most advanced technologies and competition experience. Its naturally aspirated 6 litre V12 punched out 465 kW at 7500 rpm, meaning the MC12 can exceeded 330 km/h at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, yet offered absolutely excellent drivability, remaining exceptionally lively and fluid even at low engine speeds. An aluminum crankcase, titanium con-rods and extremely efficient four valve per cylinder heads were all part of its design. Four gear-driven overhead camshafts provided perfect timing control. The unit was mated to Maserati's proven six-speed Cambiocorsa transmission, offering computerised gear selection. In Race mode, the system was mapped to deliver much faster gear changes and to activate the ASR.


      
 
 

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