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Fake exhaust pipe on the MC12?

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  1. nejcdolinsek

    nejcdolinsek Karting

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    Is it possible that Maserati goes through the embarrassment of having FAKE exhaust pipes on its flagship model??

    According to this pic (taken from the Evo review of the MC12), it looks it really is fake....

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  3. menoy

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    I remember that pic being discussed somewhere (along with the answer to your question). Just dont know where... if you chec out other mc21 pics you can see the exhaust is there. Is this a pic from Evo thmeselves? Maybe a mule car?
     
  4. GiB_@!

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    Yea I think its a mule
     
  5. Jimi900

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    Why would they paint a test mule...
     
  6. SefacHotRodder

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    So what if it has fake exhaust tips? Usually, 2 exhausts get better power than 4. I don't exactly know how but i know that 2 out of the 4 exhausts on the Dinan BMW M3 are fake.
     
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  8. nejcdolinsek

    nejcdolinsek Karting

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    I never said that 2 exhaust pipes are bad, but having FAKE exhaust pipes is a completely different thing! Fake pipes are for tuned Civics with 1.6l engines that barely make 150 HP, and not for an exotic cars like Maseratis that make double the power, or in the case of the MC12, triple the power! Maserati (or any other exotic/high performance marque) cannot afford to do that!
     
  9. SefacHotRodder

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    I'd rather have a symmetrical rear end on my mc12 than just 2 pipes on 1 side. Agreed, they could have put 1 on each side....but they didn't so what can 'ya do.
     
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  11. bostonmini

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    maser has 600 hp, so it is in fact FOUR times the power of a civic!!! (provided it has 150 hp).
     
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  13. SSNISTR

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    Total rubbish....the tips don't effect anything like that.
     
  14. Lemke

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    I find it hard to beleive that Maserati would put fake exhaust tips on their most expensive model. Thats something people do to their Civics and Sentras like already stated but not on a Maserati.
    Easy way to figure this one out is to ask someone who owns a MC12 on this forum. I dont know who that would be but find out and ask them.

    And the exhaust tips dont have anything to do with hp.
     
  15. menoy

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    From other pics I've seen there should be real pipes there.
     
  16. GiB_@!

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    Perhaps you are confused with pipes. Tips really dont make a difference :p
     
  17. nejcdolinsek

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    LOL, nice one :)
     
  18. NVPhotoman007

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    well all u need is some one who has one to go out to there car and look inside....

    thats weird.
     
  19. SefacHotRodder

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    Sorry, yes, i meant pipes. The Dinan M3 has 2 fake tips and 2 real pipes ;)
     
  20. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

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    There are actually 2 sets of pipes... the inside are used when the exhaust valve is closed and the outside pipes are used when the bypass loop is used at full throttle and stuff like that.

    I may have them switched around, but you get the idea :p
     
  21. SPEEDCORE

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    Im guessing you dont actually read EVO, since that same question was asked by a reader and we later found out it was a Fiat Uno with a bodykit :p
     
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  23. triXXXter

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    Hmmm.... so maybe different markets need more sound supression than others. But they want to keep the look the same, so it has that bigger muffler or not in some???
     
  24. RockaForte

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    Allow me to answer the question, the car posted in the first picture is an aftermarket alteration for the MC12 with over 700hp made by EDO competition. Therefore the stock MC12 has 4 efective tail pipes
     
  25. RossoCorsaItaly

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    Thanks for clearing it up, makes sense
     
  26. George J.

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    The tip may have a slot of some sort that has the effect of the old Snaps extractors found on GTOs', SWBs', etc.

    Just further speculation.
     
  27. ItaliaF1

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    yeah that does look fake
     

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