Maserati MC12 

  • $770k built in Italy
  • 2004-2005
  • 624 HP 6.0L
  • 204 mph
The steering wheel is a stylish piece with a flattened carbon-fiber top segment, and it guides the front wheels with a directness that is as remarkable for its integrity as it is for its immunity to kickback shock.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2005)
And the interior is pretty lavish for a composite car with carbon and Nomex honeycomb-sandwich load-bearing structures.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2005)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Maserati MC12

0-60mph

Maserati MC12
3.4 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Maserati MC12
204 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Reventón Coupe
221 mph

0-100mph

Maserati MC12
6.8 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Top Gear track time

Maserati MC12
1:18.90
MP4-12C
1:16.20

1/4 mile

Maserati MC12
11.3 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Nurburgring time

Maserati MC12
7:24.30
Veyron
7:40.0

Data points Key details of the Maserati MC12

Price

Maserati MC12
$770k
Veyron
$1.50M

Number built

Maserati MC12
55 cars
Ferrari Enzo
440 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Maserati MC12

www.supercars.net
The air intakes, vents and other aerodynamic components have been designed to optimise the car's internal fluid dynamics and air flows to ensure optimal downforce (vertical load) and aerodynamic efficiency values.
The Ferrari Maserati Group's wealth of knowledge and technological excellence have been poured into the design of the new car.
10
Dec

Maserati MC12 Corse

www.supercars.net
''Without doubt the MC12 Corsa is the ultimate track day car!
10
Dec

Maserati MC12 Competizione

www.supercars.net
The two cars were designed in a joint operation between the Maserati engineers and those of the Modena company's racing department under the technical direction of engineer, Giorgio Ascanelli.
On January 12th 2004, Fiorano saw the track debut of the Maserati's new racecar to take part in the FIA GT championships.
Available in the official Maserati “Blue Victory” color, it may also be personalized upon request with several optional items.
“Without doubt the MC12 Corsa is the ultimate track day car!

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Maserati
Price $770,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2004-2005
Highest auction price 2004 Maserati MC12, $1.072M, August 2006
City mileage 6 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG
Number built 55 cars

design

Chief designer Frank Stephenson
Chief engineer Giorgio Ascanelli
Platform Maserati MC12
Generation First Generation
Body style Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Semi-automatic
Is dual clutch No
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.15:1
  2. 2: 2.18:1
  3. 3: 1.56:1
  4. 4: 1.19:1
  5. 5: 0.94:1
  6. 6: 0.76:1
Axle ratio 4.1:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent
Front brakes Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa 245/35 ZR19
Front wheels 245/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa 345/35 ZR19
Rear wheels 345/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy

road tests

Top speed 204 mph
1/4 mile 11.3 s
0-60mph 3.4 s
0-100mph 6.8 s
0-200kph 9.9 s
Distance 108 ft
Top gear time 1:18.90
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.30
Drag coefficient 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.41 lb/hp
Maximum hp 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,700 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 41%/59%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Ferrari Tipo F140B
Displacement 5,999 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,375 lb
Width 82.5 in
Height 47.4 in
Length 202.5 in
Front track width 65.4 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in
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