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2004 - Maserati MC12
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2004 - Maserati MC12

2004 - Maserati MC12

2004 - Maserati MC12 2004 - Maserati MC12

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Maserati has designed a new road-going Grand Tourer known as the MC12 from which a GT racing version has also been developed. The result is that 37 long years after its last victory in an international championship (1967, Cooper Maserati F1, South African Grand Prix), the Trident is returning to the track.

The Ferrari Maserati Group's wealth of knowledge and technological excellence have been poured into the design of the new car. In addition to this, its styling was developed in the wind tunnel from a Giugiaro idea by the Maserati technicians with the fundamental contribution of Frank Stephenson, the Ferrari Maserati Group's own Director of Concept Design and Development. The European type-approved version of the new car goes on sale after the summer.

Designed for high level road use, it can exceed 330 km/h at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. Although easy and pleasant to drive on the road, the MC12 is also a brilliantly dynamic car. It handles very sweetly and fluidly yet the driver can still feel all the power of a genuinely sporty thoroughbred under the surface. The new model adds the definitive flourish to Maserati's return to the racing circuits after the recent and highly successful debut in the Daytona 24 Hour Race, of the Trofeo Light, inspired by the equally impressive single-series protagonist. Under the guidance of engineer Giorgio Ascanelli, Maserati's Racing Division is currently developing the new car to meet the rules of the major international championships.

:: Specifications

Year : 2004
Make and Model : Maserati MC12
Curb Weight : 1335 kg
Layout : Mid Longitudinal Engine/RWD
Transmission : Cambiocorsa Electro-Hydraulic 6-Speed
Configuration : 65 Degree V12
Displacement : 5998 cc
Power : 623.6 bhp (465 kw) @ 7500 rpm
Torque : 652 nm @ 5500 rpm
Redline : 7700 rpm
Top speed : 330 kmh (205.1 mph)
Acc. 0-100 kmh : 3.7 s
Acc. 0-160 kmh : --s
Acceleration 0-¼ mile : --s
Lateral Acc. : --g

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