At New York Auto Show Maserati automakers has comes again the north american version series to show it’s at the show again they has launched at Paris Auto Show, it’s named 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC. It’s not exactly the street-legal machine found with the Stradale nameplate. This is the Maserati Corse (MC) which means we have a racing setup with no hopes to take it out on the streets. Eliminate the Stradale wording, add a new transmission and two rear seats, and you get a car that will only be sold on the US and Canadian market.
The new 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC it’s fastest production with powered by a 4.7-liter all-alloy V8 engine that delivers 443 HP at 7000rpm and and a peak torque of 376 lbs-ft at 4750rpm for Us Market. This translates into enough power to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 185 mph. The Maserati GranTurismo MC comes with a automatic gearbox instead of the Race Shift transmission that was used for the Stradale version. This engine will be offered with a comprehensive “friction reduction program” including Diamond-Like-Coating of high friction parts inside the valve train. The new exhaust system also plays a part in helping the GranTurismo MC achieve its seemingly conflicting goals of a six percent improvement in fuel economy and even-better responsiveness
For the exterior of new 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC has inspired by Trofeo GranTurismo MC series. Its comes a new front splitter and a redesigned rear bumper, along with a combination of the front splitter, side skirts, and the front guard panels. The bonnet and the rear bumper also get two hot air extraction outlets that Maserati claims will reduce lift and provide an increase in downforce of 25 percent in front, 50 percent in the rear.
For the interior Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale version featured a roll cage to protect the driver at high speeds, the MC version will add two more rear seats in order to offer interior room for four passengers. The seats are covered in Poltrona Frau leather and the steering wheel in Alcantara. The interior also gets a new dash layout, a redesigned instrument panel, and black accents instead of the chrome trim found on the standard GranTurismo models.