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by George Skentzos

Maserati has taken its flagship GranTurismo S to even higher performance levels with the creation of the GranTurismo MC Concept.

 

Designed purely as a track-day special, it boasts significant styling changes which aim to improve its aerodynamic efficiency without spoiling the elegant lines of the original model.

 Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept

The Maserati Corse Concept features two large air intakes designed to improve air flow to the engine and brakes, combination air inlet/vents integrated into the bonnet and pumped guards to accommodate the wider track.

The side profile undergone extensive aerodynamic testing and now incorporates new side air vents linked to the side skirts similar to the Nissan GT-R to channel hot air from the engine bay around the car.

Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept

The rear boasts twin exit exhaust pipes integrated into the rear diffuser and a much steeper spoiler angle to compliment the added aerodynamic effects of the new front splitter.

Maserati Racing Department engineers have almost entirely stripped out any reminder of the original interior to save weight and added an FIA approved roll cage, Sparco race wheel, and carbon race seats, dashboard and control console.

Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept

The Corse Concept runs a highly tuned version of the 4.7-litre V8 engine from the GranTurismo S which now develops 330.9kW and 510Nm at 4,750rpm.

This has been achieved through the installation of a high performance air intake system combined with an exhaust system fitted with a race-type catalytic converter.

 Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept

The end result is an overall weight of less than 1,400kg and a power to weight ration of less than 4.2kg per kW.




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