• May 26th 2006 at 7:02AM
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Maserati is augmenting its Ferrari Enzo-based MC12 GTI with a new Corsa variant. The triton brand plans to build just a dozen examples on a "build to order" basis, and doesn't expect to go through the certification process to for either racing or road use, meaning that Corsa owners will essentially be limited to trackday outings, clandestine late-night runs, or rubbing the Maser's straked flanks with a diaper in hopes of having it appreciate.

With the $1.275 million price tag, comparisons to the Bugatti Veyron are to be expected, but the latter is a road-going street car with a luxurious interior, absurdly powerful W16 all-wheel-drive drivetrain, and the curb weight to match. The MC12 Corsa has a comparatively timid 755 horsepower, but it's also just 2,535 pounds. In other words, they're two markedly different, yet similarly pricy interpretations of the modern supercar.

[Sources: Inside Line; Maserati]

 



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      • 9 Years Ago
      It probably has no interior naggs. Apart from seat, wheel and pedals obviously.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What a waste of time and effort! If you're not going to make it street legal and you're not going to race it, what the hell's the point?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      When can I buy that nice car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      #8, I believe Paukert's in the clear, albeit a perhaps big presumptious in his phrasing. To use the word 'drop' in that context is fairly common, as in, "My new album drops May 27." (Hits the street)

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22album+drops%22
      • 9 Years Ago
      that is like 600 lbs less than the base mc12, how did they manage that?
      • 9 Years Ago
      At least we'll be able to drive it in videogames from now on ;)
      • 9 Years Ago
      Are those two laser cannons on top?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think it is a beautiful concept!
      • 9 Years Ago
      this is the greatest car i have seen since the bugatti veryon. but it's retarded that we can't make it road legal.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I am sure the Swedish mafia has their order in for 2, one for show and one to wrap around a pole. :)

      beautiful car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree with 15. Why is this thing continually compared to the Veyron? It doesn't have as much HP...but if I remember correctly, the Veyron weighs nearly double...at which point 755 hp is a heck of a lot more power to weight.
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