Ahead of the Spa 24 Hours, Maserati has unveiled its new GT2 racing car. Set to enter competition later this year, the MC20-based mid-engine machine picks up where its predecessor, the MC12, left off.
The Maserati GT2 uses the same twin-turbo Nettuno V-6 found in the MC20 road car, tuned for GT2 regulations. Decked out with additional aero and standard safety equipment, it will make its debut in the “final stage” of the 2023 Fanatec GT European Series, with plans to race throughout the 2024 season.
The MC12 that preceded the MC20 had a long and storied history in the GT category, having dominated from 2005 to 2010. Maserati had shock runs at the Autodromo Varano de’ Melegari and Monza leading up to the unveiling of the GT2. Now is the first time we can see it without any disguise.
Part of the Strategy
“Our DNA and our passion have always been in racing. Our story begins and develops from the track to the road,” CEO Davide Grasso said in a statement. “The decision to return to track racing is part of a comprehensive strategic framework, which was inaugurated this year with the debut in Formula E, to which we have now added our return to the world of GT competition. Now more than ever we want to revive and nourish the spirit competitiveness that has always characterized and driven us to achieve major achievements.”
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