What transpires when you think of the manufacturer name Maserati? You assume of Quattroporte, Ghibli, Gran Turismo, and now, of their newest athletics automobile: the MC20. There is far more to that title than you would envision. Maserati in motorsport has experienced scarce illustration, but when they’ve shown up in the earlier, they’ve found great good results. Enter the “Birdcage.”
Back again in the 1960s, Maserati created their Tipo 60/61 race cars and trucks with the enable of Caroll Shelby (of course, that Shelby), who did some early exam driving. With that, and the automaker’s intricate tubular frame that impressed the Birdcage moniker, Maserati was equipped in 1960 to enter the 24 hrs of Le Mans — and sustain regular occasions that clocked in more than 4 minutes in advance of Ferrari. Sad to say, a starter issue and torrential rains would establish to be way too a great deal for the open-wheel race vehicle, but it redeemed itself with exceptional results profitable the 6 Hrs of Nürburgring (then the Nürburgring 1000 km).
Fast-forward to 2004, and Maserati returned to motorsport with a sensational race car or truck, which became a scandal when it was unveiled. Owing to discussion all-around laws for homologation, the MC12 Corse is not only notorious for currently being a rule-bender but an outright legend, as no other car or truck was ever equipped to attain what it did in its working day.
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No other vehicle has been able to win the 24 hours of Spa on a vehicle debut the way the MC12 did in 2005, then again in 2006, and once more in 2008. The accolades don’t stop there, the MC12 GT1 won five consecutive titles for the GT category of endurance racing and in 2010 went on to win the inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship.
As far as provenance is concerned, this vehicle was developed with Ferrari’s Formula 1 technicians conducting four to five consecutive days of testing every 15 days. It proved to be the only application of the Ferrari Enzo V12 engine in the racing world, as the Enzo never saw anything beyond the FXX program. With its unique combination of racing wins, engineering achievements, and a limited production of only 12 units, the Maserati MC12 Corse is undeniably a collectible commemoration of Italian automotive history.
For sale right now is an extraordinary example of the MC12 Corse. Having only covered a total of 123 miles, this MC12 Corse for sale essentially only shows delivery miles as it hasn’t even been driven by its owner. Only 12 examples of the Maserati MC12 Corse exist worldwide and at least three of them are confirmed to have been converted to road use. Of the nine remaining factory-original cars, three have been recorded as being used by their owners. This means that at most, six of the MC12 Corse’s on the planet could have as low of miles as this MC12 Corse that’s currently for sale. If that’s the case, then this could very well be the most original, unused MC12 Corse on the planet but that has yet to have been confirmed.
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