Maserati MC12, prices and equipment

After 37-year break, in 2004, Maserati returned to the big race, built for the FIA GT Championship racing coupe MC12 GT1. At the same time, according to the rules of the competition for admission to attend the model had to release at least 25 road cars. The 2004th Italians built 30 cars, five of which were not intended for sale, and a year later was released 25 more copies. Compared with Enzo, Maserati MC12 get more across the board. Overall length of the car is 5143 mm, width – 2100, height – 1 205, and the value of their wheelbase is identical – it is equal to 2800 millimeters. Mass MC12 – 1335 kg. Design Maserati MC12 was developed in the studio Giugiaro, the line contours of the body of the car turned out smoother than that of Ferrari Enzo. In this way we managed to achieve a lower coefficient of drag. However, technical and dynamic characteristics of Maserati still inferior Ferrari, as the hierarchy of models of the Fiat, it takes place on the step below.
Semi-automatic transmission on the Maserati MC12 is also borrowed from the Enzo. It transmits traction on the rear axle, allowing the coupe accelerates from zero to a hundred in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h against 350, which is able to accelerate up to Ferrari. Some Maserati MC12 an instance of the roof can be removed (body type Targa), but not all. All this was the main reason for criticism MC12, as well as too high a price – more than 700 000 euros. But good handling supercar. Low center of gravity, sophisticated aerodynamics with a high clamping force acting on a body, a successful weight distribution – all this has allowed to pass the circle of Top Gear track in 1 minute and 18.9 seconds., Surpassing the 0.1 to the result of Ferrari Enzo. And the debut of the race was very successful. In his first season in the Maserati MC12 pilots managed to win the race, and in the 2005th factory team won the championship FIA GT1. In addition, the racing MC12 participated in a series of Italian GT, Super GT and American Le Mans Series. Maserati MC12 Corsa In mid-2006, the company introduced a supercar Maserati MC12 Corsa, built on the basis of race options MC12 GT1 and designed exclusively for driving on the track. There were built only twelve of these machines, each of which sold for a million dollars. At the same time, by analogy with the program Ferrari FXX, all the cars are stored at the manufacturer and can be delivered to any race track at the request of the owner. While one of them still managed to win the right to travel legally to the Maserati MC12 Corsa on public roads. Externally this modification is different from the usual MC12 shorter nose section, a massive rear wing and tinted blue “Blue Victory” body (at the customer’s request color could still be changed to any other). But technical stuffing spetsversii have borrowed from the racing version. A mass model is reduced to 1 150 kg. The dynamic characteristics of the Maserati MC12 Corsa is not specified, but there is no doubt that they were outstanding.

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