MC20-Based Maserati GT2 Picks Up Where the MC12 Left Off

MC20-Based Maserati GT2 Picks Up Where the MC12 Left Off

On the eve of the 24 Hours of Spa, Maserati has taken the covers off its new GT2 race car. Set to begin competition later in the year, the MC20-based mid-engine machine picks up where its predecessor, the MC12, left off.

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The Maserati GT2 uses the same twin-turbo Nettuno V-6 found in the MC20 road car, tuned for GT2 regulations. Decked out with extra aero and standard safety equipment, it’ll make its debut in the “final stages” of the 2023 Fanatec GT European Series, with plans to race the entire 2024 season.

The MC12 that predates the MC20 had a long and storied history in the GT category, having dominated from 2005 to 2010. Maserati has been doing shakedown runs at the Autodromo Varano de’ Melegari and Monza leading up to the GT2’s reveal. Now’s the first time we can see it without any camouflage.

Part of a Strategy

“Our DNA and our spirit have always lain in racing. Our story began and developed from the track to the road,” CEO Davide Grasso said in a statement. “The decision to return to track racing forms part of a thorough strategic framework, inaugurated this year with the debut in Formula E, to which we have now added our return to the world of GT competitions. Now more than ever we want to rekindle and nourish that competitive passion that has always characterized and motivated us to achieve major milestones.”

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