Budget-minded buyers looking for an extreme race car have a rare chance to snag one. Maserati MC12 Versione Corse.
MC12 Versione Corse is a race-only version of Maserati’s MC12 supercar since the mid-2000s. It was launched in 2006 and only 12 were built, plus a prototype and now one of them is for sale on the internet. duPont Registry.
The car is the third MC12 Versione Corse in the 12-car run, and the amazing thing is that it never made it to the track. Its odometer shows a delivery distance of just 129 miles.
There is no list price, but the MC12 Versione Corse originally sold for around 1.2 million euros ($1.17 million at today’s exchange rates).
2006 Maserati MC12 Versione Corse – Photo: duPont Registry
The Versione Corse is actually closer in specs to Maserati’s MC12 GT1 race cars that have been quite successful in GT competition. The chassis is based on the Ferrari Enzo, but the engine is the same 6.0-liter V-12 fitted to the Enzo-based FXX race car. It makes 755 horsepower in a car that weighs only 2,535 lb.
The 0-62 mph run takes about 3.8 seconds, and the top speed exceeds 202 mph. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a heavily modified version of the MC12 six-speed automatic transmission, designed for quicker gear changes.
A handful of MC12 Versione Codes have been modified to make them street legal. That’s not the case with this car, but it doesn’t matter as any buyer will probably never want to drive it on a public road and chances are it won’t come out of a checked garage. climate control. For anyone on the road, there are some seriously stiff suspensions to deal with as well as a serious lack of visibility.
Maserati has a new supercar in its lineup in the form of MC20 and it is set to spawn a track-only version in the same circuit as MC12 Versione. Maserati has yet to say when the vehicle codenamed Project24 will be available on the market.