2008 Maserati MC12 Corsa

Built as an edition of only twelve examples, this was to be an exclusive model for use at Maserati-supported track days, similar to Ferrari’s FXX program

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The MC12 marked Maserati’s re-entry into the ultra-exclusive supercar market and international racing scene. A tangible symbol of Maserati engineering and a worthy descendant of the company’s greatest racing machines, the MC12 was designed from the outset to conquer the FIA GT Championship.

Thanks to its relationship with Ferrari, Maserati utilized the Enzo as a platform from which a total of 50 road-going MC12s would be built between 2004 and 2005 to meet homologation. Also borrowed from the Enzo was the 6.0-liter, 12-cylinder engine, which developed 630 hp. The MC12 boasted a 0 to 100 kph time of just 3.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 205 mph. All this power was harnessed by Maserati’s Cambiocorsa 6-speed transmission.

In 2006, Maserati elected to build a limited series of MC12s, developed directly from the MC12 GT1. Designated Versione Corse or simply Corsa, twelve fortunate clients were specifically chosen by Maserati to buy the cars and to drive them in track events specially organized by Maserati. As Edward Butler, one of Maserati’s General Managers, stated, “The MC12 Corsa has been developed in response to the customer demand to own the MC12 racing car and fueled by the growth in track days, where owners can drive their cars at high speeds in the safety of a race track without the obvious constraints of normal road use. Without doubt the MC12 Corsa is the ultimate track day car!”

The Maserati MC12 Corsa presented here is the last of the twelve examples built, finished in 2008, and is entirely new, never having left the Maserati factory in Modena, as the current and only owner never took delivery. Every element, both cosmetically and mechanically, is in brand new condition.

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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