We can't wait to hear the Nettuno V6 all across Europe.
Maserati has released more details and photos of its GT2 race car, and from the looks of it, the car is sure to be a track monster. Renderings of the car were released last year, but even under the attractive camo the car looks like a beast, and we can't wait to see it racing on tracks throughout Europe this year as it competes in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship.
The car, which if you didn't know from the looks, is based on the glorious road-going MC20 supercar, and it has hit the track at the Autodromo Varan de'Melegari for the first time as shown in these photos. We'll see the race car officially unveiled in the flesh at the 24 Hours of Spa this June.
With this car, which will be available for purchase by teams competing in the championship, Maserati is officially throwing its hat back into the GT ring much like it did with the legendary MC12 two decades ago.
The car was conceived by Maserati with the help of Centro Stile Maserati, with great care being taken to make sure it was up to the brand's quality standards.
It was sculpted around the glorious new powerplant: the Nettuno V6. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine produces 621 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque in roadgoing form. Maserati says that it's taken the engine to a higher level than in the road car, employing a new technology called MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) among other things. We do know that the unit will produce 730 horsepower in the Maserati Project24 track car, so the GT2 car will probably be somewhere around there.
The rest of the car has then been properly upgraded and race-specced as one would imagine. It features an ultra-light carbon fiber central monocoque and lightweight full-composite bodywork with quick releases for easy replacement. The rear wing is adjustable, and it works in tandem with the front splitter to make the vehicle as aerodynamic as possible.
Full electric power steering is standard and features a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters and an electrical rotary gearshift actuator. Everything can be adjusted, with the shock absorbers and anti-roll bars specifically being mentioned. A carbon fiber dashboard, a 10-inch display, and a single racing seat with a 6-point harness round out the interior that is focused on racing and nothing else.
The renders shown below wear the Maserati Corse painting and livery option with gorgeous Blue Infinito paint, which looks stunning on the car, and every new owner should option theirs accordingly.
The car looks poised to win races and offer teams a new alternative to the Audi R8 and Lamborghini GT2 cars, among others.
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