The Maserati MC12 is a limited production two-seater sports car. It was developed to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. The car has a unique body which is wider, longer and slightly taller. It is based heavily on the Enzo Ferrari, using a slightly modified version of the Ferrari F140 V12 engine.
About Maserati MC12 in brief
The Maserati MC12 is a limited production two-seater sports car. It was developed to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. The car entered production in 2004, with 25 cars produced. A further 25 were produced in 2005, making a total of 50 cars available for customers. With the addition of 12 cars produced for racing, only 62 of these cars were ever produced. The MC12 has a unique body which is wider, longer and slightly taller. It is based heavily on the Enzo Ferrari, using a slightly modified version of the Ferrari F140 V12 engine, the same gearbox and the same chassis and track. The top speed of the MC12 is 330 kilometres per hour, whereas the top speed is 350 kilometres perhour in the Enzo Ferrari. Even though the car is designed as a homologation vehicle and is a modification of a racing car, the interior is intended to be luxurious. The interior is a mix of gel-coated carbon fibre, blue leather and silver. Bespoke colour schemes are available by paying an extra amount for extra results. The white-and-blue colour scheme is available only in the white and blue Camoradi colour scheme, a tribute to the early 1960s racing team that drove the Maseratis Tipo America Camoradis. The black-and blue colour scheme was available only for the white Camoradori colour scheme and is available in white or blue Camouflage colour schemes.
The rear spoiler creates greater downforce across the car’s body in addition to the downforce created by the two-metre spoiler. At 200km/h, the down force is 34% front and 66% rear. At speed, however, the rear spoiler affects this to the extent that at 200 kilometre per hour the down Force is 34%, 66% front, and 34% rear at 200 km/h. The mid-rear layout keeps the centre of gravity in the middle of the car, which increases stability and improves the car’s cornering ability. The standing weight distribution is 41%Front and 59% rear, but only 30 millimetres thick, the underside of the rear bumper is smooth, and the rear diffusers take advantage of the ground effect. The centre console features the characteristic Masersati oval analogue clock and a blue ignition button, but it has been criticised for lacking a radio, car stereo or a place to install an sound system. The front wind tunnel underwent extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve maximum downforce. As a result the rear is only two metres wide but the rear. bumper has a positioning on the top of the cabin makes the car taller than the Enzos, making the car more aerodynamic. The windshield is the only externally visible component shared with the Enza Ferrari, but the car has a sharper nose and smoother curves. It has a targa top roof, although the detached roof cannot be stored in the car.