Making its début at the Bologna Motor Show is the Maserati MC12 Versione Corse, a car designed to offer a highly select clientele the chance to try their hand at driving one of the most extreme supercars now available on the market.
The MC12 Versione Corse is based on the MC12 GT1 which won the FIA GT1 Manufacturers' Championship in 2005, the Team Championship in 2005 and 2006, the Drivers' Championship in 2006, and two consecutive editions of the Spa 24 Hours, in 2005 and 2006. The main differences between the two vehicles are: the 755 horsepower (MC12 Versione Corse) compared to the 600 horsepower (MC12 GT1), electro-hydraulic Cambiocorsa in the Versione Corse compared to the manual gear change in the GT1, the passenger seat in addition to the driver's seat fitted to the Versione Corse.
The MC12 Versione Corse is available in the official "Blue Victory" colour, but it can be customised on request with a number of optionals, including colours and livery, manually adjustable shock absorbers and data acquisition.
IA GT CHAMPIONS
Andrea Bertolini, behind the wheel of the Vitaphone Team's Maserati MC12, came through as FIA GT Champion 2006 at the end of a very successful season in which the MC12 also achieved its second consecutive win at the Spa 24 Hours.
Maserati won two FIA GT 2006 titles: the one for drivers, won by Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels one race early; and the team championship, which Team Vitaphone took home for the second year running, two races before the end of the season.
The MC12's last triumphs came in the 6 Hour race at Vallelunga by the MC12 of Team Racing Box (Perazzini/Cioci/Lamy) and in the Tricolore Championship with first place in the final rankings for Toni Vilander and Giambattista Giannoccaro of the Playteam.