2004 Maserati MC12 Competizione
On January 12th 2004, Fiorano saw the track debut of the Maserati’s new racecar to take part in the FIA GT championships. The car, which was released as project code name of MCC and later raced as the MC12, was be launched at the forthcoming International Geneva Motor Show, alongside the its road going ccounterpart of which it is closely derived.
The two cars were designed in a joint operation between the Maserati engineers and those of the Modena company’s racing department under the technical direction of engineer, Giorgio Ascanelli.
‘This is a very important programme for Maserati, which the Racing Department has tackled with great enthusiasm ,’ stated Gestione Sportiva Managing Director, Jean Todt. ‘Today, we have witnessed the MCC’s track debut and as usual on these occasions, it was a really emotional moment .’
The MC12 has carbon fibre construction which offers a low weight of 1100 kgs. A 620 horsepower V12, displacing 5998 cc sits in the center of this chassis. This setup has been completing 1:12 times around the Forano Circuit. Compare this to the Enzo which achieves 1:22 on a good day, and with street tires.
Story by Maserati S.p.A. and Supercars.net
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|valvetrain||4 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||5998 cc / 366.0 in³|
|power||462.3 kw / 620 bhp|
|specific output||103.37 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||563.64 bhp per tonne|
|torque||652 nm / 480.9 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Carbon Fibre Body over Carbon Fibre Tub|
|front brakes||Brembro Discs|
|f brake size||34 x 380 mm / 1.3 x 15.0 in|
|rear brakes||Brembro Discs|
|r brake size||34 x 335 mm / 1.3 x 13.2 in|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Inboard Push-rod Spring/Damper Units|
|r suspension||Double Wishbones w/Inboard Push-rod Spring/Damper Units|
|curb weight||1100 kg / 2425 lbs|
|wheelbase||2800 mm / 110.2 in|
|front track||1730 mm / 68.1 in|
|rear track||1729 mm / 68.1 in|
|length||5191 mm / 204.4 in|
|width||2096 mm / 82.5 in|
|tran clutch||215mm Dry twin-plate clutch|
|key drivers||Andrea Bertolini, Michael Bartels, Enrique Bernoldi, Miguel Ramos|
Auction Sales History
2006 Maserati MC12 22797 – did not sell for €875,000 The MC12 offered here, C10, was used by the Milanese racing team Scuderia Playteam in international motorsports competition. Contributing to the team’s position as a frontrunner among the GT elite, the MC12 won the Italian GT Championship in 2006, securing 12 wins and two second places in the season’s eight rounds. Team owner and experienced racing driver Giambattista Giannoccaro was joined by Toni Vilander, who first raced in 2006 for AF Corse in Dubai, securing the GT2 title with Jaime Melo. Joined by Dirk Müller in a Ferrari 430, Vilander became the first Finn to win an FIA GT title. Together Giannoccaro and Vilander put forth a truly remarkable effort in the Italian GT Championship, despite the team’s relative lack of experience. Vilander repeatedly built enormous leads in the capable Maserati, all the while setting numerous fast laps and keeping the team at the front of the pack race after race.
Today, C10’s engine adheres to 2006 specifications and is upgradable to 2008 specifications. Aerodynamically, the E2 front splitter is also upgradable to E3, as is the rear wing. While the steering wheel adheres to 2007 specifications, the Sparco racing seat is the latest release and the car further benefits from Sachs BT16 shock absorbers and a 24-hour kit that includes specific electronics, fast locks for refilling the oil in the engine, gearbox and clutch, as well as a 24-hour pipes kit. Overall, the car is reportedly in pristine condition, having recently been displayed at a major motorsports exhibition in Italy.
Auction Source: 2008 Leggenda e Passione