- Aug 11th 2007 at 12:23PM
Edo Competition lays hands on the Maserati MC12 Corsa
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If you liked Edo Competition's MC12 XX, then you're gonna love this. The German tuner is not afraid to enhance the most extreme (and rare) road cars available, and has gone and done its thing on one of the twelve Maserati MC12 Corsa supercars in existence (not counting the additional three prototypes the Italian automaker produced).
First off is a three-way adjustable front suspension. That's augmented with a set of ceramic composite brakes (massive 15.6-inch discs in front) that hide behind black forged alloys. The last thing Edo did was to install a new high-flow exhaust which apparently sounds like evil on a stick. God only knows what the work cost, but since the owner had the cabbage to take home an MC12 Corsa in the first place, chances are that the upgrade pricing wasn't a consideration. With 755 horsepower on tap, this orange-and-black speed merchant must look like Halloween on warp drive when it flies by.
UPDATE: Video of the car running added after the jump. Good Lord, the sound....
[Source: Edo Competition]
Press release 10.08.2007
Introduction of the edo MC12 Corsa
- Sport suspension with nose lift function
- Specially designed high-flow exhaust system
- New high-performance brake system
- New tire & wheel package
The Über-Maserati weighs nearly 400 kg (880 lbs) less than the base MC12 (1,150 instead of 1,531 kg [2530 lbs instead of 3368 lbs]). This corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 1.5 kg / hp (3.36 lb / hp). With 755 hp and 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) of torque, the Corsa will run circles around the regular MC12 (632 hp).
edo competition does not shy away from extreme sports cars such as this one; instead it gives them finishing touches! Consequently a special suspension system developed by edo competition and manufactured by KW was fitted. The independently adjustable compression and rebound damping permits truly individual suspension setups. The unique system, with its three different adjustments, allows for low-speed compression damping characteristics to be altered while the high-speed settings, having a strong influence on ride-quality, remain constant. True racing technology for the road! Additionally the nose lift function available on the regular MC12 is carried over to avoid front and underbody damage.
Engine-wise, edo competition leaves the 755 hp–strong MC12 Corsa untouched. However, the 6.0-liter V12 now announces its power through a newly developed edo competition high-flow exhaust system – and it does so with a soundtrack guaranteed to induce goose bumps! The sports exhaust system with electronically controlled butterfly valves provides visual cues to the MC12 Corsa's power thanks to dual exhaust tips, each with a diameter of 100 mm (4 in). edo competition put a strong emphasis on quality during its construction. The muffler and exhaust tips are made from durable V2A stainless steel. And, not to be overlooked: a remote control to adjust the sound intensity has been installed!
For better cold braking properties during road use, edo competition employed a ceramic composite high-performance brake system with 396 mm (15.6 in) rotors in the front and 360 mm (14.2 in) rotors in the rear along with special brake pads at both ends.
edo competition had newly developed forged wheels (in black) custom made for the edo MC12 Corsa. On the front axle they're of size 10 J x 19 and on the rear axle of size 13 J x 20. The wheels employed by edo competition are shod with 265/35 ZR19 (front) and 335/30 ZR20 (rear) tires.
An official approval for road service is in preparation so that this unique edo MC12 can also be admired outside of the race track.
edo MC12 Corsa Specifications
Engine 6.0-ltr. V12
Power 755 hp (555 kW) at 8000 rpm
Torque 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) at 5500 rpm
Top speed 326 km/h (203 mph) (source: Maserati)
0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) < 3 seconds (source: Maserati)
0 – 200 km/h (0 – 124 mph) 6 seconds (source: Maserati)
Curb weight 1,150 Kg (2535 lb)
Body Carbon fiber, monocoque
Transmission F1, 6-speed
Production 12 + 3 prototypes
Price > 1.200.000 Euro
Modifications edo competition on request
More information about edo competition's extensive modification program is available at www.edo-competition.de.