Maserati is preparing a special version of the MC 20 supercar, designed exclusively for the track. On the eve of the debut of Project 24, the date of which has not yet been announced, the Italian manufacturer has published three teaser renderers, on which you can get an impression of its design. In addition, Maserati revealed details about the technical equipment of the novelty, which will be released in 62 copies. It is not yet known what price she will receive.
The Maserati Project24 will be powered by the same six-cylinder Nettuno petrol turbo engine as the MC20. For the track version, it will be supplemented with a pair of new turbines that will increase the output to 750 horsepower from 630 horsepower in the “normal” MC20. The engine is combined with a six-band sequential gearbox instead of an eight-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches. The drive is rear–wheel drive with a self-locking differential.
During the adaptation for the track, Project24 was equipped with adjustable shock absorbers and transverse stability stabilizers, and carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes were installed. Maserati even revealed the weight of the upcoming novelty: it is expected that it will not exceed 1,250 kilograms. For comparison, the road version of the MC20 weighs 1,500 kilograms, and its open version of the Cielo is 65 kilograms more.
The cabin has a safety frame that meets the requirements of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), there is a fire extinguisher and a six-point driver’s seat belt. For an additional fee, the manufacturer will install a passenger seat, a rear-view camera, add a tire pressure monitoring system, and other options.
At the end of May, a sports car under the long name Mostro Barchetta Zagato Powered by Maserati debuted at the Villa d’Este Elegance Competition. This is not a completely new project, but an open version of the Zagato Mostro Coupe prepared in 2015 for the centenary of the Italian brand, which was also shown at Villa d’Este.