A few days after announcing Project24 supercar that will be built locally Limited series, Maserati has launched a racing variant of its supercar, the MC20 GT2 which is set to compete in the Fanatec GT2 European Series.
Maserati loves sports. And the Italian company informs us. The MC20 GT2 based on the regular MC20 has received several modifications to make it sportier than before. Already on the outside, a large part of the body has been renewed and focused on aerodynamics and cooling has been installed. Up front, there is a large carbon fiber spoiler, a ducktail spoiler, a Trident-shaped hood and spoilers.
In profile, we see 18-inch aluminum wheels with central locking wrapped in attractive tires. The mirrors sport the Italian flag and the air intakes on the rear fenders are more pronounced than on the regular MC20. At the rear an adjustable spoiler is fitted, along with a roof scoop and a distinctive carbon fiber diffuser. and new pipes. The windows are made of Lexan to save weight.
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Inside, the homologated FIA roll bar has been added for added safety. The pedals and steering column are adjustable, with a permanent racing bucket seat for the driver and a six-point harness. There’s also a multi-function carbon fiber steering wheel, climate control, adjustable ABS and traction control, as well as a telemetry data acquisition system. As an option, you can benefit from a reversing camera, an on-board camera to record your laps, and various systems to monitor and improve performance.
The engine hiding under the hood is of course the original Maserati twin-turbo V6, the 3.0-liter Nettuno that develops 630 horsepower in the regular MC20, but it will certainly be even more powerful under the hood of this GT2. Maserati has not announced power figures for the GT2 variant as the car is still in development. Power is sent to the rear axle via a six-speed sequential transmission with a racing clutch and automatic limited-slip differential. The MC20’s lightweight monocoque chassis has been retained. The brakes have been upgraded with racing calipers and larger ventilated discs.
The model will make its racing debut in 2023 in the Fanatec GT2 European Series. The Maserati MC20 GT2 marks the return of the Trident brand to motorsport. Note that Maserati has already announced its involvement in Formula E in the near future.