Unveiled at the 2004 Geneva motor show, it was a very exclusive mid-engine model originally intended to be hand-built in just 25 units, all of which sold-out before its launch. Due to the MC12’s considerable success, immediately followed up with numerous victories in the FIA’s GT1 class, a second batch of 25 cars was built in 2005.
Designed for high level road use, the MC12 exceeded 330 kmh at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 100 kmh in just 3.8 seconds. The MC12 benefited from the Ferrari-Maserati Group’s most advanced technologies and competition experience. Its naturally aspirated 6 litre V12 punched out 465 kW at 7500 rpm, yet offered absolutely excellent drivability, remaining exceptionally lively and fluid even at low engine speeds. An aluminium crankcase, titanium con-rods and extremely efficient fourvalve cylinder heads were all part of its design. Four gear-driven overhead camshafts provided perfect timing control. The unit was mated to Maserati’s proven six-speed Cambiocorsa transmission, offering computerised gear selection. In Race mode, the system was mapped to deliver much faster gear changes and to activate the ASR. Continue reading Maserati MC12 – Spotted Photogallery→
This to me is one of the most potent supercars to ever come out of Maranello, and we was graced to have an example shown to the public at the 2012 CarFest North hosted by Chris Evans for Children In Need.
The weekends Touristen Fahrten was very busy and the days Nurburgring Photos are in the GALLERY.
But on the busy TF we spotted undergoing some familarisation laps was the 2010 ADAC 24h entry for Peugeot the new Racing RCZ, once again the race colours and sponsors where hidden under a matt black wrap.
I Spotted the white cars on the 11-04-2010 TF also and can now confirm that these was the Peugeot Drivers.
The racing version of the Peugeot RCZ, was built to the series production standard and according to the rules of the class D1T for turbo diesel cars up to two liters of displacement. Its 2.0-liter HDi engine makes the car 147 kW / 200 PS.