• Aug 4, 2008


Click to view the Maserati MC12 Corsa in hi-res

Evey year automakers spend considerable amounts of money creating the most extreme racing cars to edge out their competition on the track. Unfortunately, lust-worthy as they are, those competition machines are rarely available to the common consumer to buy. That's where homologation regulations come into play.

The Maserati MC12 campaigns in the FIA GT Championship. In order to enter the championship, which the team took in 2005, Maserati fabricated and offered 50 vehicles to the public. But as devastatingly fast as the roadgoing MC12 was, some customers wanted more. So Modena rolled out 12 examples of the MC12 Corsa (a.k.a. Versione Corse) to satisfy the needs of its most loyal, track-obsessed clients. Based closely on the GT1 racing version, the MC12 Corsa packs a mammoth 6-liter V12 producing 744 horsepower – 121 more than the roadgoing supercar. The Versione Corse compared to the Ferrari FXX: both of them were based on the Ferrari Enzo, both were offered in limited numbers, both were maintained for their best clients by the factory, and most importantly, neither were certified for road use. However, one German customer managed to get his MC12 Corsa certified for street use, and that solitary example is now up for sale. Illustrating the point that depreciation does not apply to the top echelons of the supercar market, the minimum bid on this unique MC12 Corsa is 1.45 million euros – 45% higher than the original sale price from the factory, and it's sure to sell for more than that when the hammer finally drops.


[Source: MC12Corsa.com]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 15 Comments
      • 6 Years Ago
      this car is "certified for street use" yet pointless to drive on the street. now all we need is for someone to buy an old Super Aguri F1 car and throw some headlights on it.


      money can't buy taste.. or common sense
        • 6 Years Ago
        Money can buy braggin rights to a very very very fast and very very very badass looking car that screams "Move aside slow people or I will eat you!"

        And how's that for investment? 45%+ return in 3/4 years? Much better than subprime shenanigans can ever get
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bellissima!

      But whats with the sloppy snake of wires under the center console. Ever heard of zipties?
      • 6 Years Ago
      *every year
      • 6 Years Ago
      ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably one of the rarest modern super cars to see on the road. This is about the only car I haven't seen on the streets. Maybe if I lived in Saudi Arabia I would see it pick up groceries.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I saw a tuned one (yes tuned!) on the streets in Montreal this year at the F1. It blew my mind.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could swear there is a silver one rolling around here in Palm Beach Fl. That huge spoiler is what reminded me of it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There is also a "regular one [if you can call an MC-12 regular]in Newport Coast, Ca. I couldn't resist trying to race the guy. I kept up for about-----that far. What kind of power that God of a car has, I have no idea. I would assume some perfectly designed V12 by the way he had to have been going 150mph+ in a few seconds.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amazing
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here's my problem. Some rich douche is gonna buy this and fuse it with a wall or telephone post somewhere. But as a wise man on autoblog once said (you know youself homie) " I can't afford it so I guess my opinion doesn't count."
      • 6 Years Ago
      BADA$$!

      Couldn't imagine seeing that at the stop light - too cool!
    • Load More Comments