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  • Sep 2nd 2014 at 7:58PM
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Maserati has been celebrating its 100th anniversary all year, but recent visitors to Virginia International Raceway might have gotten to see one of the coolest highlights of the whole centenary. The brand took its already amazing MC12 GT1 racer and painted it up to commemorate its 100th birthday, dubbing the model Maserati MC12 GT1 Centenario. That would be neat enough, but the spectators at VIR actually got to watch and listen to this special edition racecar lap the track with its spectacular exhaust note singing a fantastic tune.
It's rather rare to see these beastly V12 racers on track in the US these days, but they were quite successful in FIA GT1 competition in Europe several years ago. The sound that they make perfectly matches those purposeful, low-slung looks. Switch this video into HD and turn up the speakers to experience a look at this fantastic racecar.

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      • 11 Months Ago

      Saw/heard this car storming Laguna Seca at the historics a couple weeks ago. Even in comparison to the 427 Cobras and Can-Am cars on track, I think it was the loudest thing there. Amazing.

      • 11 Months Ago

      Why doesn't he have paddles so he can keep his hands on the wheel?

        • 11 Months Ago

        I think you mean "Why are there not 3 pedals?"

      Chris Konopack
      • 11 Months Ago

      note to all manufacturers (with the exception of mazda, and maybe a handful of others...?): this is the proper direction for up/down shifts when using the manual shift mode in semi-auto transmissions!!!

      • 11 Months Ago

      I remember these beautiful MC12s in the ALMS series back in 2006