2004 Maserati MC12 Competizione


2004 Maserati MC12 Competizione

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

In Detail

tagsgt1
submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atItaly
engine65° V12
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrain4 Valves per Cyl
displacement5998 cc / 366.0 in³
power462.3 kw / 620 bhp
specific output103.37 bhp per litre
bhp/weight563.64 bhp per tonne
torque652 nm / 480.9 ft lbs
body / frameCarbon Fibre Body over Carbon Fibre Tub
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesBrembro Discs
f brake size34 x 380 mm / 1.3 x 15.0 in
rear brakesBrembro Discs
r brake size34 x 335 mm / 1.3 x 13.2 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Push-rod Spring/Damper Units
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Push-rod Spring/Damper Units
curb weight1100 kg / 2425 lbs
wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in
front track1730 mm / 68.1 in
rear track1729 mm / 68.1 in
length5191 mm / 204.4 in
width2096 mm / 82.5 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential
tran clutch215mm Dry twin-plate clutch
key driversAndrea 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