• Sep 25, 2008


Click above to view high-res gallery of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept

Maserati is a company with a deep-rooted racing heritage, and it isn't about to let that fall by the wayside. With that in mind, the Trident marque has released details of its latest competition model, called the GranTurismo MC Corse Concept.

We brought you spy shots of a stripped-out, track-bound GranTurismo earlier this month, and this looks to be the ticket. Based on the 430hp GranTurismo S, the MC Corse is destined for the tarmac. The engine has been upgraded with a new intake system, competition-spec catalytic converters and a center-exit exhaust to boost output to 450 horsepower. Grip is enhanced by an increased track along with a new front splitter, a larger rear spoiler, and more aerodynamically efficient side skirts, while the suspension has been upgraded to meet the track surface with 18x12-inch front and 18x13-inch rear wheels fitted with racing slicks. Enlarged brake discs with monobloc racing calipers help keep the power in check, along with an FIA-approved rollcage.

Following on the heels of the MC12 Corse, the GranTurismo MC Corse promises to deliver one seriously demonic ride to go with the sinister looks. While this could be the new vehicle Maserati has been hinting at, we have a feeling Modena has another trick up its rolled-up sleeve. Stay tuned, and check out the images in the gallery below in the meantime.

[Source: Maserati]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Maserati is so much more fun to say than Ferrari.

      A MC12 is on my short list of lotto winning cars and for everyday driving I would probably chose a Maserati over a Ferrari. Very nice looking car from every angle, which is rare these days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This would be one hell of a track toy. If only...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mmmm now that is good looking. Very nice bit of kit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I definitely plus 1 that comment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      With worldwide financial meltdown uncertainty, Americans going into foreclosure, Congress in a state of confusion and the American taxpayer left holding the bill in one hand and their d___s in the other...it is so pleasing to know that there will be NO SHORTAGE of supercars for those that made off with our money to purchase.


      I can see it now. Homeless Americans being passed at 200 mph by Special edition butter-cream lether clad Veyrons, brand new Lamborghini's, R8's and Maseratis


      How much? $250,000? $500,000? NO PROBLEM, the American tax payer's got my back!
        • 6 Years Ago
        clowno
        • 6 Years Ago
        There are countries other than the US, just in case you hadn't noticed...
        • 6 Years Ago
        EPIC FAIL.
        • 6 Years Ago
        FAIL

        • 6 Years Ago
        Honestly, what a D-bag.
      • 6 Years Ago
      More information of Gran Turismo 5 is available on this blog: http://www.granturismo5.us/
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did someone say GT2 racer? Hope to see this in the ALMS next year!
      • 6 Years Ago
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      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad looking. At least the white masks the weird roof thickness changes above the side windows.

      They should have used the old Ferrari 550/575 hood scoop though. One of the all time great hoodscoops that deserves a bit more use.

      But ultimately this is a handful of rich guys toys. Another car I probably will never see in real life. I am glad they exist, but they don't really make an impact on a real level.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Very nice looking car from every angle, which is rare these days."

      After seeing this car on the road in person, I can completly agree with that - every angle, even when the car is in motion, is amazing. (Dare I say it's even more breathtaking than an F430 in person? lol, almost....almost)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gran turismo is a great game, and Gran Turismo 5 is coming out very soon. The car is amazing as you can tell by the pics. More info on Gran Turismo 5 is available on this gran turismo 5 blog.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this could race in the new GT4 Cup similar to the FIA GT3 Championship
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is sexy!
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