The Maserati MC12 is a truly amazing supercar and today I’m going to review it. I’m going to show you all the quirks and features of the MC12, and I’ll show you everything about this special Maserati. I’m also going to drive the Maserati MC12 and I’ll show you what it’s like behind the wheel of this MC12.
source/image: Doug DeMuro
A further 25 were produced in 2005 after the FIA changed the rules and reduced the maximum length allowed. The second batch of 25 are 150mm shorter than the originals, making a total of 50 cars available for customers.Maserati designed and built the car on the chassis of the Ferrari Enzo, but the final car is much larger and has a lower drag coefficient.
The car is based heavily on the Enzo Ferrari, using a slightly modified version of the Ferrari F140 V12 engine, the same gearbox but given the unique name of “Maserati Cambiocorsa”) and the same chassis and track length of axle between the wheels).The windshield is the only externally visible component shared with the Enzo; the MC12 has a unique body which is wider, longer and slightly taller.
The body of the car, made entirely of carbon fibre, underwent extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve maximum downforce across all surfaces. The interior is a mix of gel-coated carbon fibre, blue leather and silver “Brightex”, a synthetic material which was found to be “too expensive for the fashion industry”.