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New Maserati MC12

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  1. zanti70

    zanti70 F1 Veteran

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  3. Jordan Ross

    Jordan Ross Formula Junior

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    DAMN DUDE, A SPYDER?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?! Could this mean that there may be a Enzo Barchetta around the corner? ;)
    Wouldnt that just make my day, the F60 would be an 800+hp spyder version of the Enzo??!

    Its obviousley a photoshop, but it looks do-able.
     
  4. zanti70

    zanti70 F1 Veteran

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    Sorry,

    No PhotoShop... I think you will know after the 74th Geneva Motor Show.
     
  5. DeSoto

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    Take a look at www.maserati.it
    It´s real.
     
  6. TSMIV

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    I got to get me one.
     
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  8. Willis360

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    Nice! A removeable hardtop too. The interior is pretty good.
     
  9. lotustt

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    With that Maser nose it looks so much better in my opinion. I like it better than the enzo so far in regards to its suttle changes in looks.
     
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  11. LA Swede

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    It looks awesome. I have to say that I like this much better than the Enzo, appearance-wise.

     
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  14. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

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    that car could really help the apparently struggling brand. I was trying to find some info on when and how much, on the Maserati site, but was unable to find the info.

    Found this elsewhere:

    "MC 12 the new name for the 25 road going examples of the Maserati Corse Competizione (MCC) – the world debut of a new GT racing car"

     
  15. jack

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    Sorry to say that, but: new Ferrari cars are AWFUL compared to the new Maserati cars (612 vs. GranSport, Enzo vs. MC12). Sure the "brand", but for the price of the 612, you can get a GranSport a sporty/exotic coupe 4-seater, the "waouw" of the onlookers, the nice-to-have for your wife and a few bucks to play on the stock exchange. When do we will see the cannibalization of Ferrari by Maserati.
     
  16. djs308

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    Take the front end of the MC-12, add it to the back of the Enzo and then they would have gotten the design right!
     
  17. enzoz

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    That is just infreakingcredible!!! I wish it had steering wheel buttons like the Enzo though... And the Enzo is faster... but the MC12 is a heck of a lot rarer.... overall I still like the Enzo better, but this car is awesome too.
     
  18. Senna1994

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    Wow what a gorgeous car and its a Spider to boot.I think the front looks better than the Enzo but the Enzo's back is nicer in my opinion. I wonder how much it will be and if any are coming to the US or it is a Euro model only.
     
  19. JSinNOLA

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    From the pics it looks like they don't have the LED lights on the steering wheel...A closer pic will confirm
     
  20. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    specs? Anyone? Jim are you still getting one?
     
  21. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Facts and figures to back up the 'Enzo is faster' comment. So far in testing it is not, like 11 seconds faster per lap at Fiorano.

    Follow this link:

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showth...ghlight=fiorano

    Thus MCC is faster, looks better and IS going to race ... if it wins, good bye Enzo.

    Pete
     
  22. stradale

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    i like the front, but the rear of the MC12 is really ugly. it's seems too long for my tastes.

    i can only imagine what a car with the MC12 front and the enzo rear would look like... :cool:
     
  23. stradale

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    Ignition

    Integrated Bosch injection-ignition system, drive-by-wire electronic accelerator.

    Transmission

    Longitudinal rear-mounted gearbox rigidly connected to engine. Maserati Cambiocorsa mechanical gearbox with electronically controlled electro-hydraulic operation via paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.Dry twin-plate clutch, diameter 215 mm (8.46 in) with flexible couplings and hydraulic control.Bosch ASR traction control.

    Chassis

    Carbon and Nomex honeycomb monocoque chassis with aluminium front and rear sub-chassis’s

    Front Suspension

    Double wishbones with push-rod design; progressive rate steel dampers and coaxial coils and springs.

    Rear Suspension

    Double wishbones with push-rod design; progressive rate steel dampers and coaxial coils and springs

    Brakes

    Brembo braking system with four cross-drilled ventilating discs. Front 380 mm x 34 mm, rear 335 mm x 32 mm; six-piston callipers front, four-piston rear with differentiated diameters. Brake pad materials: Pagid RS 4.2.1. Bosch 5.3 ABS anti-blocking system. Electronically controlled braking corrector (EBD).

    Length 5143mm
    Width 2096mm
    Height 1205mm
    Wheelbase 2800mm
    Front Track 1660mm
    Rear Track 1650mm
    Kerb Weight 1335 kg
    Wheels 19” light alloy wheels: front 9J x 19, rear 13J x 19.
    Top Speed >330 km/h

    Bodywork

    Roadster-type bodywork with removable hard top, two-seater, mid-rear engine, rear wheel drive.

    Fueltank Capacity 115 l
    0-60mph 3.8s
    Engine 65° V12
    Bore & Stroke 92x75.2mm
    Total Displacement 5998 cc
    Compression Ratio 11,2.1
    Maximum Power 465 kW (630 CV) at 7500 rpm
    Maximum Torque 652 Nm (66,5 kgm) at 5500 rpm

    Timing Gear

    Distribution is by way of twin gear-driven overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, with four valves per cylinder hydraulic tappets.
     
  25. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I'm not sure that it's US legal. I also have my doubts about it's ride height and front overhang on the street. I should get some more info next week.
     
  26. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    I don't see why they won't make it US legal. It's their halo car and the US market could use an image boost. If anything, they should build a lot of them (1500 units?) and keep the price "low".
     
  27. moulag

    moulag Karting

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    "The European type-approved version of the new car goes on sale late summer." This is an extract from the Geneva release
     
  28. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    So far they're only making 25 to holomagate them for racing.
     

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