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Old 03-13-2005, 03:52 AM   #1
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Talking Maserait MC12 to compete in 2005 AMLS

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From the 53rd Annual 12 Hours of Sebring.







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The Maserati MC12 is based on the Ferrari Enzo. It is longer, wider, taller, and heavier than the Enzo yet looks infinitely better.

It is the first factory-backed Maserati race car since Eisenhower was in office. It is backed by the factory in the American Le Mans Series.

It debuted last year in FIA GT and now also races in the American Le Mans Series (GT1 class). It won two races last year in FIA GT. Before 2004, a Maserati last achieved victory in 1967 (Cooper Maserati F1) in the South African Grand Prix.

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50 MC12s were built in all for road use.








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More pictures from Sebring



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Check this link for Maserati in racing

http://www.maseraticorse.com/

autoweek.com 5-30-05

Maserati's MC12 supercar will never contest Le Mans. The Italian carmaker said it will definitely not produce the revised version of the car demanded by the organizers of the French enduro. Maserati claims it would be too expensive to narrow the car and reduce the rear overhang to conform to Le Mans rules. "We would love to go to Le Mans," said Maserati competitions boss Claudio Berro, "but we would have to spend a lot of money to narrow it by just 66 millimeters (about 2.5 inches). It would not be cost-effective to do that." Berro said the cost would be similar to developing a new car, adding Maserati would prefer to use its resources to enter the GT2 class. "GT racing is the right category for Maserati to be involved in for the foreseeable future. New cars are needed in the GT2 category and maybe we could build one," he said. A Maserati GT2 car, Berro said, would be based around the Gran Sport model. That car is the basis of the marque's one-make Trofeo series and the Super Light that has competed in Grand-Am in the United States and the domestic GT series in Italy.

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5th place in class at Mid-Ohio










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Marco Andretti may drive a Maserati MC12 at Petit Le Mans next month.

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4th place in class at Lime Rock Park. There was a great race at the end between the MC12 and the Saleen S7R.









practice and qualifying




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Fabrizio de Simone and Andrea Bertolini finished 3rd for the second time this season at Road America.

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Maserati racing

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Re: Maserait MC12 to compete in 2005 AMLS

I really like these cars. The racecar is insane and the road car is also insane
The road car is ectually quicker on the top gear track then the enzo, real good because it has the same engine but detuned. Strange to read they never considered the biggest wide from their car wheil Le Mans the obvious next level is after competing at the FIA GT championship.

Great pictures too
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