Maserati is back to the Racetrack with its new high-performance GT2 race car, the company chose the Autodromo Varano de’ Melegari for the track debut of its MC20 GT2, the car that best represents the House of the Trident's return to racing.
The shakedown at the Parma circuit serves as the first in a series of events leading up to the car's official debut at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium at the end of June 2023. The new GT2 racecar is based on the MC20 and will be the successor of the victorious MC12, which the brand used to race in the GT championship previously.
The legacy of the Trident in the world of motorsport is a story of success that lasted for nearly a century. Its distinctive and unparalleled genetic makeup, combined with a renewed enthusiasm for the brand's heritage through connections to its powerful legacy, plays a vital role in its pursuit of a future that features racing as an important component.
Specifications of Maserati MC20 GT2 RacecarThe Maserati MC20 GT2 is the epitome of innovation, style, elegance, and speed. A car created to celebrate Maserati's comeback to racing. The new journey started in late 2022 when the brand announced its decision to participate in the in the GT2 European Series, the italian carmaker will also participate in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, in order to bring the brand with the Trident back on the racetrack.
Engine and other technical details of the Maserati MC20 GT2 RacecarThe new MC20 GT2 is designed and created by Maserati engineering in collaboration with the Centro Stile Maserati. The Racecar is powered by a Nettuno V6 engine from the Maserati MC20 that churns out 630 horsepower, paired with a 6-speed sequential racing gearbox and steering wheel paddle shift with an electrical rotary gearshift actuator. The car gets adjustable race specific adjustable shock absorbers and adjustable anti-roll bars in both the front and rear.
Interior of the new GT2 RacecarThe car features a 10-inch display integrated into its carbon-fibre dashboard, it also gets an all-electric power steering. The single-seater Maserati racecar comes with futuristic yet minimalistic interiors. The fierce GT2 is therefore getting ready to explore new horizons, to consolidate and define Maserati’s racing future in the world of motorsport.
Exterior of the new MC20 GT2 RacecarThe car also gets an all-new patented MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology based on F1 engines, an ultra-light carbon fibre central monocoque, a lightweight full composite bodywork and an adjustable rear wing, which also contributes to the car's aerodynamic abilities. The car's bodywork carries extreme lines of the body Maserati Corse-specific "Blu Infinito" paint and livery options.
Maserati test driver Andrea Bertolini, said, “The first few days are always quite unique, even more so for me when I was fortunate enough to bring Maserati to success at the GT1 World Championships, where I won four titles. We are now about to get back on track with yet another wonderful car. We’ve done lots of trial runs and early feedback is positive. Getting back behind the wheel of a GT was really exciting, and I could see everyone involved was very enthusiastic and motivated. We've focused on developing a product that not only stands up to its competitors but is also an ideal car for our gentleman drivers in terms of handling, comfort and performance. We want them to experience a unique feeling in this car. In the last few months, we’ve been working intensively in the simulator, courtesy of the commitment of a fantastic team. I'd like to thank them, and the most positive aspect is that to follow these first few days, we’re making it all a reality is to the very greatest extent. We have an intense series of test days ahead of us, to get us ready to get back on track.”