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2006 Maserati GranSport MC Victory

2006 Maserati GranSport MC Victory

2006 Maserati GranSport MC Victory

15 February 2006 – To celebrate winning the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers’ Cup, Maserati has launched a new limited edition model of the GranSport. The MC Victory edition will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and will be on sale from May, with only 180 individually numbered units being produced.

As well as boasting a higher level of standard equipment than the Maserati GranSport on which it is based, the new Maserati GranSport MC Victory offers a variety of new features that clearly link it to the Maserati MC12, and enhance its driving dynamics.

Externally, the Maserati GranSport MC Victory is immediately identified by its blue carbon fibre front and rear spoilers and the Italian flag recessed into the front wings, another feature inspired by the MC12.

The enlarged front splitter of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory generates more downforce at high speeds, as do the extended side skirts, modifications which improve the car’s high speed stability and dynamic responsiveness. Its agility is further improved by more direct and precise steering, creating driving characteristics more closely matched to those of the Maserati MC12.

The cabin’s carbon fibre components are in blue to match the exterior spoilers. They are combined with a selection of leathers and Alcantara trim, which cover the upper dashboard, the door panels, the steering wheel – making it easier to grip – and the centre sections of the carbon fibre racing seats, the overall effect dramatically heightening the interior’s sporting ambience.

The upgraded interior, the sharpened steering response and improved high speed stability of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory bring the driving experience closer to the exhilaration enjoyed by the racing drivers of the Maserati MC12, while its distinctive look fittingly celebrates Maserati’s victory in the 2005 FIA GT championship.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
fuel feed DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Varible Phase Timing
displacement 4244 cc / 259.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 79.8 mm / 3.14 in
compression 11.1:1
power 295 kw / 395.6 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 93.21 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 235.48 bhp per tonne
torque 451 nm / 332.6 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7600
body / frame Unit Steel Monocoque w/Front & Rear Steel Subframes
driven wheels RWD w/Limited-Slip Differential
front tires 235/35 ZR19
rear tires 265/30 ZR19
front brakes Brembro Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakes Brembro Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 310 mm / x 12.2 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 20.3 cm / 19 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
f suspension Double Wishbones wVariable Gas Dampers, Coil Springs
r suspension Double Wishbones wVariable Gas Dampers, Coil Springs
curb weight 1680 kg / 3704 lbs
wheelbase 2660 mm / 104.7 in
front track 1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track 1538 mm / 60.6 in
length 4523 mm / 178.1 in
width 1822 mm / 71.7 in
height 1295 mm / 51.0 in
transmission Paddle Operated Cambiocorsa 6-Speed Transaxle w/Electro-Hydraulic Operation
gear ratios 3.286:1, 2.158:1, 1.609:1, 1.269:1, 1.034:1, 0.816:1, :1
top speed ~290 kph / 180.2 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.8 seconds