Earlier this morning, Maserati unveiled its “Project24” program of limited edition run extreme track-specific super sportscars. According to the Italian marque, only 62 units will be produced for the global market.
Based on the Maserati MC20 super sportscar, the Project24 series will be an extreme version of it. The new car will feature the state-of-the-art V6 Nettuno engine, however, this time it will have new turbochargers to help push power output to 740 horsepower. The car will also feature an innovative suspension, carbon-ceramic braking system, and tires tuned up for racing, as well as FIA-approved safety features.
Following the brand’s obsession with lightness, the target weight of the new Maserati vehicle will be below 1,250 kg (2,755 lbs). The combination of output and lightness should result in an astonishing vehicle with a power-to-weight ratio of approximately 1.69 kg/hp (2.2 lbs/hp).
Designed by Centro Stile Maserati, the Project24 has a completely new look. This time, Maserati design pushes the boundaries to the limits, free of the constraints usually seen in a racing car. The result is something never seen before, combining beauty with genuine sporty capabilities to become an instant classic collector’s item.
Maserati claims that Project24 will be the “emblem of exclusivity” and will offer a unique range of services, including track-specific experiences and state-of-the-art support, exclusively for the owners of Project24.
But don’t expect to purchase the car and drive it to local car shows, as this model will be a non-road-homologated car and strictly built for track use.
Maserati Project24 Specifications & Technical Features –
- Two-seater non-road-homologated car
- Maserati Centro Stile design
- Width/Height 2,020 mm x 1,220 mm (79.5 inches x 48 inches)
- Dry weight: less than 1250 Kg (2,755 lbs)
Complies with FIA Race Safety Requirements –
- FIA-homologated FT3 120-liter (31.7 gallon) fuel tank
- FIA-spec fire extinguisher
- FIA-homologated safety roll cage
- Twin-Turbocharged 3.0-liter 90° Nettuno V6 engine
- 740 horsepower rating
- 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
- All-new carbon-fiber bodywork with specific components in natural fibers
- High-performance aerodynamics
- Multi-adjustable front & rear wing
- High downforce
- Front LED lights
- FIA-approved rain light
- Lexan front and side windows
- Ultra-light carbon fibre central monocoque
- 3/4 on-board air jacks
- Racing calipers
- Brembo CCMR ventilated racing brakes
- Bespoke brake cooling
- Bespoke forged 18” aluminum wheels
- Center lock system fittings
- Slick tires
- Double-wishbone with semi-virtual steering axis
- Adjustable racing dampers
- Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
- Racing seats (passenger seat optional)
- Adjustable racing pedal box
- Adjustable steering column
- 6-point racing safety belt
- Multi-functional carbon-fiber steering wheel
- Steering wheel with built-in display
- Rear-view camera display (optional)
- Telemetry recording (optional)
- In-car camera for video recording (optional)
- Dash and data acquisition system
- Driving performance optimization display (optional)
- Air conditioning
- Tire 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.