Just a couple of days after announcing a new very limited run of its new track-specific “Project24” super sportscar, Maserati has announced that it will re-enter motorsports with the introduction of the MC20 GT2 race car. Designed ever since the early stages of development of the MC20, the MC20 GT2 will bring the Trident brand back to track for GT competition and will first be featured in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship, next year.
Maserati will offer the car to customers and teams, willing to race it.
The MC20 GT2 is based on the standard road-going production model, which inherits its best-in-class specifications. These include the innovative twin-turbocharged Nettuno engine with Maserati Twin Combustion (MTC) technology, double-wishbone suspension with a semi-virtual steering axis, and a carbon fiber monocoque.
The return to motorsports represents the ideal link between the brand’s new era and the victories achieved by the frequently victorious MC12 in the FIA GT Championships from 2004 to 2010. Maserati even won the 24 Hours of Spa, three times with its former MC12 offering (2005, 2006, and 2008).
“We are driven by our passion, both on the road and on the track,“ said Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO. “We have a long history of world excellence in motorsport and we are extremely proud to race with the extraordinary MC20. Racing has always been Maserati’s natural habitat and now, both in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship and in the Formula E Championship, this brand is making a new start from its roots to build the future.”
“Maserati Corse is bringing the link between Formula E factory program and our road cars with the MC20 GT2,“ stated Jean-Marc Finot, Senior VP, STELLANTIS Motorsport. “This new step is completing the legacy and the legitimacy of Maserati in Motorsport. The MC20 is a fantastic road-legal car. We are happy that our passionate customer will enjoy racing with it”.
2023 Maserati MC20 GT2 Specifications & Features –
- Single-seater non-road-homologated race car
- Maserati Centro Stile design
- Width/Height – 2,020 mm x 1,220 mm (79.5 inches x 48 inches)
- Dry weight to be determined in BoP
Complies with FIA Race Safety Requirements –
- FIA-homologated FT3 120-liter (31.7 gallon) fuel tank
- FIA-spec fire extinguisher
- Twin-Turbocharged 3.0-liter 90° Nettuno V6 engine
- Power output to be determined in BoP (630-hp base engine under development)
- Maserati Twin Combustion (MTC) Twin Spark with TJI double combustion control
- Dry sump
- 2WD 6-speed sequential racing gearbox with paddle shifters
- Racing clutch and limited-slip self-locking mechanical differential
- MC20 GT2 racing kit bodywork
- High-performance aerodynamics
- Multi-adjustable rear wing
- High downforce
- LED headlamps
- FIA-approved rain light
- Lexan front and side windows
- Ultra-light carbon fiber central monocoque
- FIA-homologated safety roll cage
- 3/4 on-board air jacks
- Racing calipers and ventilated racing brakes
- Bespoke brake cooling
- Bespoke forged 18” aluminum rims
- Center lock system fittings
- Slick tires
- Double-wishbone with a semi-virtual steering axis
- Adjustable racing dampers
- Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
- Adjustable racing pedal box
- Adjustable steering column
- 6-point racing safety belt
- Multi-functional carbon-fiber steering wheel
- Rear-view camera display (optional)
- In-car camera for video recording (optional)
- Dash and data acquisition system
- Driving performance optimization display (optional)
- Air conditioning
- Tyre pressure monitoring system (optional)
- Adjustable racing ABS and traction control
Now, some of this information could change while the car is under development. Maserati has yet to release pricing or a specific timeline for the vehicle’s launch at the time of the writing of this article.
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