We at EnZari love homologation specials. As any genuine petrolhead will no doubt know, a homologation special is a road legal automobile which is produced in limited numbers to meet specific requirements given by a race sanctioning body. Over the years the automotive universe has been blessed with hundreds of homologation specials from numerous different automakers like the 1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12, 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 and the 1987 Porsche 959 just to mention a few. However one of our all time favourite homologation specials of the last twenty years has to be the Maserati MC12 and it’s not hard to see or understand why.
Described by many as the “most extreme” road car ever built by Maserati, the Maserati MC12 was unveiled in 2004 and as it was a homologation special, this extreme Italian supercar was built in limited numbers. Built on the same platform as the now legendary Ferrari Enzo, Maserati managed to produce just 50 road legal examples over a twelve month period. As a result, the Maserati MC12 is a highly desirable automobile today and it is one of the rarest supercars money can buy. Even though we do see/hear about a Maserati MC12 going on auction from time to time, obtaining a Maserati MC12 these days can be quite a challenge, even for the world’s wealthiest car collectors.
However while browsing the Internet recently, I stumbled across this. What you are looking at ladies and gentlemen is a 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa and if you know a thing or two about Maserati, then you will no doubt know that the track exclusive Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa is a direct relation to the competition spec Maserati MC12 GT1. The Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa was produced by Maserati to celebrate the racing success of the MC12 GT1 and only 12 of these examples were produced worldwide. The Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa was initially offered to Maserati’s most important clients via invitation, however if you weren’t one of those clients don’t worry because the 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa featured in this article has been listed for sale.
Featuring an immaculate bright orange exterior paint finish, this 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa is number 8 of 12 built and it also features a long list of track exclusive exterior modifications including an aerodynamically optimised front end with a shortened nose and mesh radiator grille, vented front fenders, dark grey lightweight race wheels, a black Maserati sun strip on the front windshield, an aerodynamically optimised rear end with a redesigned vented engine cover, a redesigned rear bumper with large diffuser and integrated tailpipes and a large carbon fiber fixed rear wing. Inside, this Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa features an interior which was designed for the race track. As a result, you will notice black Alcantara upholstery, a race spec dashboard, race spec switch gear, racing seats and a square bottomed racing steering wheel with integrated digital instrument cluster.
Powering this 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa is a race derived 6.0 liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine which is now free of any road legal restrictions. As a result, the Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa delivers a back breaking 755 hp (565 kW) and 709 N.m (523 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to the race derived 6.0 liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine is a six-speed sequential semi-automatic Cambiocorsa transmission which sends all available power directly to the rear wheels. Due to the aforementioned set-up, the Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa can sprint from 0-0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds and is capable of reaching an impressive top speed of 203 mph.
According to the official vehicle listing, this 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa had its engine removed and rebuilt by former Maserati Corse mechanics in Modena, Italy and this MC12 Versione Corsa was recently serviced by official Ferrari dealership Formula Automobile. Although there is no indication to how many miles this 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa has covered in it’s lifetime, this particular vehicle was purchased new by Michael Bareither of Germany, who was not only a valued Maserati client, but also a valued Ferrari client as he also purchased a Ferrari FXX. As for pricing, well when new this 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa would have cost a whopping €1 million, unfortunately at the time of writing this article no pricing details were disclosed but we are pretty sure it won’t be cheap.
Steve & Chris Parry are contributors from stevespeedza.blogspot.com