Maserati MC20 spawns wild Project24 track car packing 730 hp

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Masereati on Friday offered a primary take a look at a wild observe automotive the corporate is getting ready primarily based on the MC20 supercar.

At present doing the rounds below the code identify Project24, the observe automotive hasn’t been developed to satisfy any racing rules, which means the designers have been freed from all constraints when shaping the automotive. The result’s a design that is excessive, to say the least.

Beneath the bespoke carbon-fiber physique is identical Dallara-developed carbon tub discovered within the MC20, however right here augmented with an FIA-homologated roll cage. The engine, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, can be borrowed from the MC20 however with output dialed to 730 hp, up from the MC20’s 621 hp. The important thing improve have been new turbos.

Maserati Nettuno 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6

Maserati Nettuno 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6

Different options embrace a 6-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters, adjustable aero, adjustable suspension, light-weight Lexan home windows, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch solid wheels with heart locks.

Maserati continues to be growing the automotive however expects it to have a dry weight of lower than 2,755 kilos.

Maserati plans to supply a full program constructed across the Project24. It would embrace driver teaching programs, observe experiences, and logistics assist.

Maserati Project24

Maserati Project24

The Project24 might be in-built a restricted run, although Maserati hasn’t mentioned precisely how restricted the run might be. The corporate additionally hasn’t mentioned when the automotive will really be obtainable.

Although it is but to be confirmed, the “24” within the automotive’s code identify might trace on the Project24 being a check mattress for a deliberate racing model of the MC20 designed to race in 24-hour occasions just like the 24 Hours of Le Mans or 24 Hours of Daytona.

Previous to the reveal of the MC20, Maserati mentioned it deliberate to take the automotive racing and that the automotive was a “pure evolution” of the earlier MC12 which raced within the FIA GT in the course of the 2000s. With Ferrari leaving the GT courses of the World Endurance Championship subsequent 12 months to give attention to the premier Hypercar class with a brand new Le Mans Hypercar race automotive, it is doable Maserati might step as much as fill the void with an MC20 GT racer.

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