We knew that Maserati was pinning high hopes and high ambitions on the MC20, its latest and most advanced creation, a car that brings together the best of the brand to date and opens the door to a future that is much sportier than ever before. With these ideas in mind, he presented us with the Maserati MC20, the MC20 Cielo, and a prototype intended solely for circuits, the Project24, to which we must add one more model: the Maserati MC20 GT2.
The Maserati MC20 was going to mean, in addition to everything mentioned, the return to competition of the trident firm and after learning about Project24, we thought, to be honest, that this would be the variant destined to compete. However, with the presentation of the Maserati MC20 GT2, things take a different path, being the model is just shown, who will defend the interests of the brand on the race tracks. And in this case, as can be seen in the images, the MC20 is recognizable at the first glance, it is not a model “based on”, but one more variant of the Italian coupé with which it will be possible to compete in the GT European Series Championship, a series created by Stéphane Ratel, who already shaped the GT3 and GT1 categories at the time.
The GT2 category is not as popular as the GT3 category (not surprisingly, since it is more expensive), but its cars are more powerful and faster, as you would expect. It’s like Formula 1, Formula 2 (previously GP2), and Formula 3, but with “production” sports cars and not prototypes created expressly for racing. A category, moreover, that fits the MC20 like a glove, due to its performance and characteristics, although a variant for the GT3 category should not be ruled out.
At the moment, as happened with the Maserati Project24, the brand has only published some drawings of the new model, along with a little information. It will be officially presented during the 24 Hours of Spa, where the Maserati MC12 won three times (2005, 2006, and 2008), emphasizing the link between the MC 12 and the new MC20.
We are driven by passion, both on the road and on the track. We have a long history of global motorsport excellence and we are very proud to race the extraordinary MC20. Racing has always been the natural habitat for Maserati and now, in both the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship and the Formula E Championship, this brand is starting over from its roots to build for the future .” – Davide Grasso, CEO of Maserati
The technical data is fair, as one would expect being a competition version, but there are many things taken from the production model. For example, the carbon fiber chassis is the same, unchanged, to which is added a mandatory safety cage by regulation, as well as an FT3 safety fuel tank with 120 liters approved by the FIA. Suspensions, steering, and brakes have the essential adaptations to compete at the highest level, but they are also based on the production model.
Regarding the engine, again, it is the same as the one used by the production Maserati MC20, that is, the V6 Biturbo Nettuno, but its power will be regulated by the famous BoP (Balance of Performance), taking 630 hp as a starting point. of the configuration for public roads.